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From: Sebastian Rose <sebastian_rose@gmx.de>
To: "Thomas S. Dye" <tsd@tsdye.com>
Cc: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Re: checkbox problem
Date: Fri, 19 Jun 2009 10:36:25 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <87r5xgvcvq.fsf@kassiopeya.MSHEIMNETZ> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <ED34DB13-0982-4815-BF58-C5FAF5BE9952@tsdye.com> (Thomas S. Dye's message of "Tue, 16 Jun 2009 08:54:16 -1000")

Hi Thomas,

Lists depend entirely on indentation.


For long mails and similar texts I use a drawer:

  (setq org-drawers (quote ("PROPERTIES" "CLOCK" "PHONE" "EMAIL"

:EMAIL: and :REMAIL: are the ones I use for mails from and to


"Thomas S. Dye" <tsd@tsdye.com> writes:
> Aloha all,
> First, org-mode is really useful.  The more I use it, the more useful it gets
> and the more I appreciate its flexibility.  I've been using it  for several
> months but still feel like a newbie.  Perhaps the problem  I'm having stems from
> this.
> I use the checkbox feature a lot, with good effect, like this:
> *** Task 1 [/]
> 	- [ ] Step 1
> 	- [ ] Step 2
> 	- [ ] Step 3
> Recently, I received via email comments from 4 reviewers on a paper I'd
> submitted for publication.  The editor asked me to keep track of  how I'd
> responded to all of the comments, so I tried this:
> *** Reviewer 1 [/]
> 	- [ ] Comment 1
> 	- [ ] Comment 2
> etc.
> I cut the comments out of the email message and pasted them directly into the
> org file in Aquamacs Emacs.  Some of the comments are quite  lengthy, others are
> short.
> My problem is that midway down a list of comments org-mode ceases to recognize
> that the comment checkboxes are associated with the  heading.  In each case, the
> last comment checkbox that is correctly  associated with the heading formats
> differently (with Esc-Q) than the  comments above it.  The comment checkboxes
> that are associated  correctly format as indented blocks with the second and
> subsequent  lines of text left justified on the "[" of the first line.  The last
> associated checkbox justifies the second and subsequent lines two  characters
> left of the "-" of the first line.  Subsequent,  unassociated checkboxes align
> the "-" of the first line with last line  of the item above it.  Here is an
> example:
> *** Reviewer 3 [2/6]
> ... (Several items omitted)
>     - [X] p. 7 In 1779, Kamehameha was a young man on his way up as a
>       favored nephew of Kalaniopu`u, but isn't it a little early to
>       refer to his dynasty?
>     - [X] p. 7 It is true Kamehameha benefited greatly from Western
>   advice and weapons, but the tradition of conquest was well
>   established by the time he embarked on his career as a conqueror by
>   chiefs including Kalaniopu`u, and especially Kahekili.
>   - [X] p. 7 According to traditions 'Umi's father had been recognized
>     as paramount of the island.  `Umi regained his father's status by
>     putting down a rebellion of the five districts other than Hamakua
>     and reunited the polity.  I think of this as a civil war rather
>     than the capture of territory to which he had no previous claim.
> In this case the first two items are counted in the headline, but the last one
> isn't.
> If someone could point out what might be going wrong, I'll appreciate it.
> All the best,
> Tom

  parent reply	other threads:[~2009-06-19  8:32 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 5+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2009-06-16 18:54 checkbox problem Thomas S. Dye
2009-06-19  6:54 ` Manish
2009-06-19  8:36 ` Sebastian Rose [this message]
2009-06-19 17:58   ` Samuel Wales
2009-06-20 19:33     ` Carsten Dominik

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