From: Nuutti Kotivuori <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: Set timestamp duration
Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2007 17:14:00 +0300 [thread overview]
Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> (raw)
> For new appointments, I cannot think of an easier way to insert
> duration than inserting it at the prompt.
> For example, to set a appointment for tomorrow from 20:00 to 22:00, you
> would do this:
> C-c . | org-time-stamp
> S-right | select tomorrow date
> "20:00-22:00" | insert the duration
> return | you're done!
Yes, I have used this often.
> For existing appointments, just put the point on the timestamp and edit
> it as if you were creating it.
I didn't remember that you could "edit" timestamps so easily - so
that's in improvement.
The problem with that is that when I press C-c . it defaults to the
current date and time when over a timestamp, instead of the time that
is specified on the timestamp - so to modify it, I have to do as much
work as I did when creating it.
> Does that help?
That helped some, but missed an important point.
For me, the *duration* of an appointment is the main piece of
information I usually have - not when it is going to end. So I don't
want to spend my measly brain cells to consider what's 5 and a half
hours from 11:40, but just say 5:30 as the duration (or 5h30 or 5.5 or
But that's not such a biggie.
next prev parent reply other threads:[~2007-09-20 14:14 UTC|newest]
Thread overview: 5+ messages / expand[flat|nested] mbox.gz Atom feed top
2007-09-19 9:41 Set timestamp duration Nuutti Kotivuori
2007-09-19 10:15 ` Bastien
2007-09-20 14:14 ` Nuutti Kotivuori [this message]
2007-09-20 14:42 ` Bastien
2007-09-21 13:58 ` Carsten Dominik
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