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From: Titus von der Malsburg <malsburg@posteo.de>
To: "Berry, Charles" <ccberry@health.ucsd.edu>
Cc: Org mailing list <emacs-orgmode@gnu.org>
Subject: Re: How to preserve empty headings
Date: Mon, 30 Nov 2020 19:14:12 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <87o8jevhjf.fsf@posteo.de> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <14271996-3E32-4E0D-A61D-C69F0FC01475@health.ucsd.edu>

On 2020-11-30 Mon 18:31, Berry, Charles wrote:
>> On Nov 30, 2020, at 9:21 AM, Titus von der Malsburg <malsburg@posteo.de> wrote:
>> When I start a new line with '* ' followed by RET, the space is automatically deleted and I’m left with a line that just has the asterisk (i.e. not a headline).
>> Unfortunately there are use cases where empty headlines make sense and they occur often in my work.  One example is Beamer slides where each headline at some level produces a slide.  If the user needs a slide without title (common, e.g., for a large images that fill the slide), an empty headline is needed.
>> Is there a way to teach Org to leave the empty headline intact?
>> I may be old-fashioned but when I type '* ', I do it for a reason and I wish that my text editor respects that. :)
> Instead of `* SPACE RET', try `* SPACE C-j'.

I’m aware of several workarounds and this one is perhaps the best.  However, I’d prefer if RET would just work as expected.  Org sometimes inserts extra material on RET which I think is okay (e.g. indentation), but is there any precedent, in Org or Emacs more broadly, for RET deleting text?  It seems very counter-intuitive to me.


  reply	other threads:[~2020-11-30 18:15 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 9+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-11-30 17:21 How to preserve empty headings Titus von der Malsburg
2020-11-30 17:31 ` Berry, Charles via General discussions about Org-mode.
2020-11-30 18:14   ` Titus von der Malsburg [this message]
2020-11-30 18:25     ` Diego Zamboni
2020-11-30 18:38       ` Titus von der Malsburg
2020-11-30 19:17         ` Tom Gillespie
2020-11-30 19:25         ` Diego Zamboni
2020-11-30 22:25           ` Berry, Charles via General discussions about Org-mode.
2020-11-30 19:20       ` Titus von der Malsburg

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