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* ways to insert "note to self" in an org-mode file for academic paper
@ 2012-03-12 15:55 Christopher W. Ryan
  2012-03-12 16:21 ` Myles English
  2012-03-13  9:33 ` LaTeX-notes in margin space (was: ways to insert "note to self" in an org-mode file for academic paper) Karl Voit
  0 siblings, 2 replies; 4+ messages in thread
From: Christopher W. Ryan @ 2012-03-12 15:55 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: emacs-orgmode

I'm very early in trying a transition from LaTeX to org-mode for
academic writing, trying to learn the Org way of doing things. Running
Org-mode 7.7 in Emacs 23.4.1 on Win XP.

Suppose I'm writing a draft of a research proposal and come to some part
that I may want to consider changing, after I think about it some more,
check with others, or reassess my resources. In LaTex, I'd write
something like this:

% need to look into this further, check with so-and-so

and keep writing on the next line.

How does one do this well in Org-mode? With a # comment character? Or
does this become a TODO item?

Of course, I wouldn't want that little "note to self" to appear in any
final document. But I might want it to remain in the source file, to
document my line of reasoning.

Thanks.

--Chris
-- 
Christopher W. Ryan, MD
SUNY Upstate Medical University Clinical Campus at Binghamton
425 Robinson Street, Binghamton, NY  13904
cryanatbinghamtondotedu

"Observation is a more powerful force than you could possibly reckon.
The invisible, the overlooked, and the unobserved are the most in danger
of reaching the end of the spectrum. They lose the last of their light.
From there, anything can happen . . ."  [God, in "Joan of Arcadia,"
episode entitled, "The Uncertainty Principle."]

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* Re: ways to insert "note to self" in an org-mode file for academic paper
  2012-03-12 15:55 ways to insert "note to self" in an org-mode file for academic paper Christopher W. Ryan
@ 2012-03-12 16:21 ` Myles English
       [not found]   ` <4F5E5BC6.5040404@binghamton.edu>
  2012-03-13  9:33 ` LaTeX-notes in margin space (was: ways to insert "note to self" in an org-mode file for academic paper) Karl Voit
  1 sibling, 1 reply; 4+ messages in thread
From: Myles English @ 2012-03-12 16:21 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Christopher W. Ryan, emacs-orgmode Mode

>> On Mon, 12 Mar 2012 11:55:23 -0400, Christopher W Ryan said:

  > I'm very early in trying a transition from LaTeX to org-mode for
  > academic writing, trying to learn the Org way of doing
  > things. Running Org-mode 7.7 in Emacs 23.4.1 on Win XP.

  > Suppose I'm writing a draft of a research proposal and come to some
  > part that I may want to consider changing, after I think about it
  > some more, check with others, or reassess my resources. In LaTex,
  > I'd write something like this:

  > % need to look into this further, check with so-and-so

  > and keep writing on the next line.

  > How does one do this well in Org-mode? With a # comment character?
  > Or does this become a TODO item?

Chris,

I use inline tasks. e.g.

*************** TODO look into this further, check with so-and-so
*************** END

And to see all of the todos in the file I use this quite a lot, just
press F9 to see a list:

;; show all todos in the current buffer with one key press
(global-set-key (kbd "<f9>") (lambda ()
			       (interactive)
			       (org-agenda nil "t" 'file)))

  > Of course, I wouldn't want that little "note to self" to appear in
  > any final document. But I might want it to remain in the source
  > file, to document my line of reasoning.

To not export todos, have this at the top of you file and press C-c on
it before exporting:

#+OPTIONS:   todo:nil

  > Thanks.

  > --Chris -- Christopher W. Ryan, MD SUNY Upstate Medical University
  > Clinical Campus at Binghamton 425 Robinson Street, Binghamton, NY
  > 13904 cryanatbinghamtondotedu

  > "Observation is a more powerful force than you could possibly
  > reckon.  The invisible, the overlooked, and the unobserved are the
  > most in danger of reaching the end of the spectrum. They lose the
  > last of their light.  From there, anything can happen . . ."  [God,
  > in "Joan of Arcadia," episode entitled, "The Uncertainty
  > Principle."]

Myles

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* LaTeX-notes in margin space (was: ways to insert "note to self" in an org-mode file for academic paper)
  2012-03-12 15:55 ways to insert "note to self" in an org-mode file for academic paper Christopher W. Ryan
  2012-03-12 16:21 ` Myles English
@ 2012-03-13  9:33 ` Karl Voit
  1 sibling, 0 replies; 4+ messages in thread
From: Karl Voit @ 2012-03-13  9:33 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: emacs-orgmode

* Christopher W. Ryan <cryan@binghamton.edu> wrote:
>
> Suppose I'm writing a draft of a research proposal and come to some part
> that I may want to consider changing, after I think about it some more,
> check with others, or reassess my resources. In LaTex, I'd write
> something like this:
>
> % need to look into this further, check with so-and-so
>
> and keep writing on the next line.

Besides the tipp that you can make an Org-mode todo out of it
(probably the best way to write down todos :-) you might want to
have this notes in the LaTeX PDF result file as well.

For that purpose I am using a LaTeX-newcommand:

\newcommand{\fixxme}[1]{%%
\textcolor{red}{FIXXME}\marginpar{\textcolor{red}{#1}}%%
}

Writing something like this\fixxme{check source for quotation} ends
up in a «FIXXME» within the line and the text in the braces in the
margin space - set in red letters.

-- 
Karl Voit

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* Re: ways to insert "note to self" in an org-mode file for academic paper
       [not found]   ` <4F5E5BC6.5040404@binghamton.edu>
@ 2012-03-13 11:39     ` Myles English
  0 siblings, 0 replies; 4+ messages in thread
From: Myles English @ 2012-03-13 11:39 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Christopher W. Ryan; +Cc: emacs-orgmode Mode

>> On Mon, 12 Mar 2012 16:25:42 -0400, Christopher W Ryan said:

  > Thanks Myles. That's pretty cool.  --Chris

Following on from Karl's post, this thread has some useful help on
exporting inline tasks through latex:

http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/emacs-orgmode/2011-09/msg00157.html

Please copy any reply to the list so that people know you have received
a reply.  Please don't top post.  Sorry for my word wrapping (below),
will fix soon.

Myles

  > Christopher W. Ryan, MD SUNY Upstate Medical University Clinical
  > Campus at Binghamton 425 Robinson Street, Binghamton, NY 13904
  > cryanatbinghamtondotedu

  > "Observation is a more powerful force than you could possibly
  > reckon.  The invisible, the overlooked, and the unobserved are the
  > most in danger of reaching the end of the spectrum. They lose the
  > last of their light.  From there, anything can happen . . ."  [God,
  > in "Joan of Arcadia," episode entitled, "The Uncertainty
  > Principle."]

  > Myles English wrote:
  >>>> On Mon, 12 Mar 2012 11:55:23 -0400, Christopher W Ryan said:
  >> 
  >> > I'm very early in trying a transition from LaTeX to org-mode for
  >> > academic writing, trying to learn the Org way of doing >
  >> things. Running Org-mode 7.7 in Emacs 23.4.1 on Win XP.
  >> 
  >> > Suppose I'm writing a draft of a research proposal and come to
  >> some > part that I may want to consider changing, after I think
  >> about it > some more, check with others, or reassess my
  >> resources. In LaTex, > I'd write something like this:
  >> 
  >> > % need to look into this further, check with so-and-so
  >> 
  >> > and keep writing on the next line.
  >> 
  >> > How does one do this well in Org-mode? With a # comment
  >> character?  > Or does this become a TODO item?
  >> 
  >> Chris,
  >> 
  >> I use inline tasks. e.g.
  >> 
  >> *************** TODO look into this further, check with
  >> so-and-so *************** END
  >> 
  >> And to see all of the todos in the file I use this quite a lot,
  >> just press F9 to see a list:
  >> 
  >> ;; show all todos in the current buffer with one key press
  >> (global-set-key (kbd "<f9>") (lambda () (interactive) (org-agenda
  >> nil "t" 'file)))
  >> 
  >> > Of course, I wouldn't want that little "note to self" to appear
  >> in > any final document. But I might want it to remain in the
  >> source > file, to document my line of reasoning.
  >> 
  >> To not export todos, have this at the top of you file and press C-c
  >> on it before exporting:
  >> 
  >> #+OPTIONS: todo:nil
  >> 
  >> > Thanks.
  >> 
  >> > --Chris -- Christopher W. Ryan, MD SUNY Upstate Medical
  >> University > Clinical Campus at Binghamton 425 Robinson Street,
  >> Binghamton, NY > 13904 cryanatbinghamtondotedu
  >> 
  >> > "Observation is a more powerful force than you could possibly >
  >> reckon.  The invisible, the overlooked, and the unobserved are the
  >> > most in danger of reaching the end of the spectrum. They lose the
  >> > last of their light.  From there, anything can happen . . ."
  >> [God, > in "Joan of Arcadia," episode entitled, "The Uncertainty >
  >> Principle."]
  >> 
  >> Myles

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