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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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org mode: how to reset files VISIBILITY state to that defined in STARTUP

How to reset files VISIBILITY state to that defined in STARTUP, as if you closed and reopened file. This would mean honouring each particular sections VISIBILITY property as well as that defined in ...
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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 ...
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