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From: Marco Wahl <marcowahlsoft@gmail.com>
To: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Re: [HELP} Capture Template
Date: Thu, 19 Nov 2020 20:10:15 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <87d0092meg.fsf@gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <875z61qjde.fsf@gmail.com>

Tim Cross <theophilusx@gmail.com> writes:

> I'm trying to get a capture template to work, but without luck. Not sure
> what I'm doing wrong, but figured someone on this list could help by
> pointing out my probably obvious error.
> The template is
>  ("e" "expense" entry
>   (file+headline "~/Documents/org-data/refile.org" "Expenses")
>   "* Expense: %^{Description} :EXPENSE:\n\n | Date | %u |\n | Description | %\1 |\n | Amount | %^{Amount} |\n"
>   :empty-line-after 1)
> The problem is with the %\1 expansion. According to the docs, the %\N
> expansion is replaced with the Nth %^{PROMPT} input. i.e. %\1 should be
> the data from the 1st %^{PROMPT} expansion (in this case
> %^{Description}.
> The problem is, it isn't. Instead, I get %^A as the result instead of
> the text I enter with the first %^{Description} expansion. The rest of
> the template works fine.
> Anyone got any ideas?

What about a further backslash? I.e. use %\\1 instead of %\1?

Ciao, Marco

      reply	other threads:[~2020-11-19 19:11 UTC|newest]

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2020-11-19 18:41 Tim Cross
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