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Org-mode is an editing mode in the text editor Emacs which supports the editing of plain text hierarchical documents.

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How to get org checklist cookies states in to other places ex: at org-table?

Is there any way I can use Org-mode checkboxes result [33%] at Org-table. * Progress [33%] - [X] One - [ ] Two - [ ] Three |--------| | Result | |--------| | 33 | |--------| ⬅ Thank you
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Add tag to every TODO in file

I have my org-mode agenda set up to include every .org file in my main directory where I keep files for each project. I'd like to be able to see the agenda for a single project. The only way I can ...
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Failure to convert included files from .org to .rst using pandoc

Problem I am writing blogs using Emacs org-mode. Specifically, I first create contents and get ml.org file and then convert it into ml.rst using pandoc command pandoc -f org -t rst ml.org. In order ...
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Emacs Org-mode Babel: “Tangle” to Results block

I want to use org-mode to compute long passages by concatenating snippets. I'm open to a non-Babel approach. Tables occurred to me but I couldn't see how to reference a cell from outside the table in ...
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how to get all the tags from headlines in a org-mode file

When I incrementally write up a org-mode file, I add tags to the current headline on the spur (instead of predefine it at the beginning of the file with +TAGS:). However, without predefining the tags ...
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Org export: Export org tables to HTML or text files

I have the following table in my org file | Group | KR # | Tag | Glossary | Attrib | |---------------------+------+-----------+----------+--------| | OXF_PROFILE RSP | 23 |...
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Can entries from multiple org-mode files with date trees be consolidated into a single timeline?

For example, is there a way to combine entries from a work diary.org, workout.org, and personal.org file to produce an entry like: * 2017 ** 2017-01-30 Monday *** onboarded new employee *** reviewed ...
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Org custom agenda to show today's habits sorted by priority

I use Berndt's org-mode config for the most part. However, I would like to modify his habits custom agenda command to show today's habits sorted by priority (actually, what I'd really like is just to ...
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org-mode in emacs, press <RET> have no effect

I am trying out org-mode in emacs. Strangely, after hooking org-mode to text-mode, whenever I press <RET> key on headlines, the mini-buffer shows Wrong type argument: stringp, nil And nothing ...
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Emacs org-mode display time range visually in agenda

I'm looking for a way to get the agenda view in org-mode to 'block out' periods of time for entries with a specified time range. By default it lists items with a specified time range at their start ...
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How do I get autocomplete for multiple entries in an org-mode capture template?

I'm using Emacs org-mode with capture templates extensively, but one thing is still irking me: I can't get autocomplete for multiple entries in prompts, except for tags. Considering the following ...
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Making Org-Mode to remember folding?

I am a recent convert to Org-Mode. I like it a lot but I am having an issue with reopening files. When I open a org file, Org-Mode does not remember the folding which sux, because I have to resetup ...
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How do I Configure 'org-latex-classes in .emacs?

I use emacs org-mode for keeping track of notes and todos. Sometimes I wish to export notes as a latex file, using the official company style. To get the correct heading styles I run the following ...
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Stop Org Mode from exporting headline tags

When I setup a headline like the following #+SELECT_TAGS: export ...snip... * A Heading :export: and do PDF export, the :export: text shows up in the heading. How do I suppress this?
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Loading org-mode agenda files

I'm having trouble getting Emacs to automatically include files in my org-mode agenda. I want files from two folders included, which I've attempted to do by setting (setq org-agenda-files (list "~/...
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Suppress appearance of headline tags in pdf export

I have headlines like * Title :tag: in my org file. The :tag: text appears in the pdf export of the org file. I don't want to see the tag-names when I export. How do I ...
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Get buffer with all macros expanded in org-mode

I'm trying to troubleshoot some macro expansions in my org-mode file, how to I get a buffer that is the org-source with all org-mode macros expanded?
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Emacs org-mode org-capture: at beginning of headings?

Is it possible to use org-capture in Emacs org-mode so that captured sub-headings are put at the beginning of a section? How to control this behaviour?
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How to override a keybinding in Emacs org-mode

I just updated emacs org-mode and when visiting org files, this binding takes effect: C-TAB (org-force-cycle-archived) Cycle a tree even if it is tagged with ARCHIVE. What's the best way to ...
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how to manage images in emacs org mode

I am considering switching from zim wiki to org mode for managing collection of web page pieces. Typically it includes images and texts I copied from a web browser. The question: 1 how to insert ...
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Moving from Zim to Org-Mode?

I would like to move all my file from Zim to Org Mode. I tried exporting as markdown stuff but Zim does not seem to be able to export all my stuff properly. I have a lot of files so I would like an ...
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How do I navigate the org-mode clock history menu?

No matter what I try, I can't make (org-clock-in-last) work properly with its menu. The documentation says: C-c C-x C-x (org-clock-in-last) Reclock the last clocked task. With one C-u prefix ...
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How to get org-mode agenda clocking to look at _archive files?

According to the documentation, you can tell the agenda viewer to look at archived tasks also when generating the clock table: :scope The scope to consider. This can be any of the following: ...
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org-mode: limit export to selected headlines, i.e. opt-in for export

There's a command/option that I can put in my orgmode file that causes only headlines that are explicitly tagged with :export: get exported. What is it?
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In Emacs' org-mode, any way to hide the subtree with timestamp not set to today?

I just started to learn org-mode (and Emacs) and I plan to use it as a calendar/timetable/todo-list hybrid. Is it possible to hide entries with timestamp not set to today? If so, how? For example, ...
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How can I send a command to Emacs 24 from VBA in MS Office?

I want to invoke commands from within MS Office application which have a direct effect on my (open) Emacs application, for example do a search for the currently selected text in Emacs I wonder how I ...
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Org mode capture

I'm trying to make a 'class' template for org-capture. What I want is to easily make this kind of entry: * TODO <course>: Week <week> Lecture <number> SCHEDULED: %^T ** TODO ...
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Is there a quick way to indent tags in org-mode?

Org-mode seems to put tags assigned by C-c C-q a fixed number of tab stops after the headline. However, with editing, tag addition, and increased headline length, the tag display can get really ragged ...
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In org-mode, is there a way to show the number of undone todo items in a subtree when collapsed?

For example, suppose I have this document: * category 1 ** TODO item 1.1 ** not a todo item ** DONE a done todo item ** TODO item 1.4 * category 2 ** not a todo item ** not a todo item * category 3 **...
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BBDB/OrgMode Workflow to store additional information

What is the best strategy to establish links and reverse links to my contacts stored in BBDB? My Outline is similar to this: * Projects ** a ** b -> link to contact? ** c * Notes ** 2014-04-02 ...
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Org-Agenda export to Org-Table

I'm using Org-mode is the log-book for my agricultural field trials and my Phd thesis in general. Reporting field trials I would like to export the agenda views of trials to org-tables to get ...
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Can I fix the width of a column in an org-mode table?

As a graduate student, I use org-mode to keep track of articles for a lit review. I love tables for their organization, but by default org-mode spreads out tables to fit the content of its fields. How ...
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How to stop org-mode writing its own link format into LaTeX expressions?

If you write something like \begin{figure}[h!] \includegraphics[width=.75\textwidth]{sallenkey.png} \caption{ Generic Sallen-Key filter topology. Retrieved from \url{https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
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org-mode 8 async export process fails

The new org-mode exporter has an asynchronous mode which seems pretty cool. However, I can't seem to make it work: Initializing asynchronous export process Process 'org-export-process' exited ...
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Going back to previous location after following link (org-open-at-point)?

Is there an Emacs function to go back to previous location after I follow an Org link? I usually use bc-set from the breadcrumb.el package, but I'd prefer something builtin from org-mode.
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How do I keep agendas.org TODOS out of agenda view?

When I press C-a t to create my list of TODO items, all of my TODOS on agendas.org file get imported into the list. Also, a lot of the items look really old, and some of them I've completed. Can I ...
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How can I apply “easy” formatting to org-mode blocks?

Org-mode is great for getting light markup and organization done, and the exporting is great too. However, I'm having trouble getting a simple formatting option done. I'd like to cast a whole block ...
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Modify an existing link in org-mode with mini-buffer prompts

Is there a way to modify an existing link in org-mode with mini-buffer prompts? Modifying the link syntax as it was written seems to be really fiddly and unpredictable because of emac’s URL hiding ...
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How can I get around the length limit for org-mode files? (disabling linum-mode for orgs only)

Org-mode starts to choke around 4000 lines with a really simple outline (I've seen crashes as well as generally slow behavior). This is depressingly short. What can I do to alleviate this? Is there a ...
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Is it possible to clock in and out of multiple tasks in org-mode?

I get errors if I try to clock into multiple tasks in org-mode. There don't seem to be any references to this use case in the documentation. Can I multi-task? What breaks if I do? Bonus: is it ...
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How do I add a `\label` to a figure in an Org-Mode file that I'm going to export via LaTeX?

How do I add a \label to a figure in an Org-Mode file that I'm going to export via LaTeX? example.org: #+CAPTION: This is the caption #+NAME: fig:org_label [[./figure.png]] This is a link to the ...
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How to load emacs org-mode settings during startup?

I'm trying to use a custom setup for org-mode 8.2 on Windows 7, but it does not work as expected. My ´Emacs`version: GNU Emacs 24.2.1 (i386-mingw-nt6.1.7601) of 2012-08-29 on MARVIN What I tried: ~/...
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Export org agenda views periodically in Emacs

To export org agenda views in a text file for further processing, I run (org-batch-store-agenda-views) periodically as an Emacs batch job run by cron. Because there is some overhead in starting an ...
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How to capture from sites like github?

I'm using the below bookmarklet with org-protocol/emacsclient to journal webpages (whitespace added): javascript:location.href='org-protocol://capture://'+ encodeURIComponent(location.href)+'/'+...
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How to keep org-mode links from stretching over text in unspaced languages?

In Japanese and other languages, there are no spaces in a paragraph. Org-mode interprets this as a continuation of a link description, which messes up the semantics and formatting. Example: [[link][...
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How to enable flyspell in org-mode by default

In emacs, I want flyspell-mode to be enabled by default whenever I am in org-mode. Based on different examples I've seen in emacs documentation I've tried adding various lines to my .emacs file one ...
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Org-mode repeating tasks with subtasks

Is there a way to make a repeating task or project with subtasks in org-mode that resets properly? I want to do something like the following: * TODO Weekly report SCHEDULED: <2013-12-29 +1w> ...
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Org Mode beamer link export to PDF

Is there a way to embed hyperlinks to external documents in a beamer presentation, and have the links appear when you export an Org-Mode document to PDF, via Latex? I see documentation for this ...
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How to quickly handle mobile-org pull errors?

According to the org-mode manual, here is what happens during a pull error, and how to handle it: Org moves all entries found in mobileorg.org1 and appends them to the file pointed to by the ...
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org-agenda: display entire todo(s) matching a certain tag (not just headlines)

When clicking on a tag in org-mode (org-tags-view), the org-agenda buffer displays each todo with just the headings. Is there an option to display the entire entry for each todo that matches the tag ...