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From: Shaun Johnson <shaun@slugfest.demon.co.uk>
To: Org Mode <emacs-orgmode@gnu.org>
Subject: Capturing tables and a small proposal for a capture enhancement
Date: Wed, 05 Oct 2011 19:55:51 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <4E8CA837.7020908@slugfest.demon.co.uk> (raw)

I am trying to use org-capture with a template that contains an org
table. The value of org-capture-templates is:

     (("b" "Blood pressure" entry
       (file "~/Org/bp.org")
       (file "~/Org/CaptureTemplates/b.org")
       :prepend t :immediate-finish t :post-process))

The file ~/Org/CaptureTemplates/b.org contains:

     * %U
     | Systolic     | Diastolic     | Pulse     |
     | %^{Systolic} | %^{Diastolic} | %^{Pulse} |
     | %^{Systolic} | %^{Diastolic} | %^{Pulse} |
     | %^{Systolic} | %^{Diastolic} | %^{Pulse} |

(without the leading white space).

This works but the resulting table is not aligned, obviously I can
align it manually after capture but it would be nice if this could be
automated. I am unable to find any way to do this, am I missing
something or is this currently not possible?

A general solution to this could be to add a new :post-process
property to the template definition whose value should be a function
which is called immediately before
org-capture-before-finalize-hook. My problem would be solved with a
template like:

     (("b" "Blood pressure" entry
       (file "~/Org/bp.org")
       (file "~/Org/CaptureTemplates/b.org")
       :prepend t :immediate-finish t :post-process
       (lambda nil
         (search-forward "|-")

If there is any interest I can submit a patch.

Shaun Johnson.

                 reply	other threads:[~2011-10-05 18:56 UTC|newest]

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