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From: John Hendy <jw.hendy@gmail.com>
To: emacs-orgmode <emacs-orgmode@gnu.org>
Subject: Capture question
Date: Thu, 24 Feb 2011 18:02:28 -0600	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <AANLkTin8OyLB+ETVoiAafFbGuNJDJEeY84=Wu+98w7pX@mail.gmail.com> (raw)

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I'm trying to setup capture for the first time and am getting some odd
behavior. I've been following the manual and my .emacs has this:

| ;; capture
| (setq org-default-notes-file (concat org-directory "~/org/2011-02Feb.org"
| (global-set-key "\C-cc" 'org-capture)
| (setq org-capture-templates
|  '(("t" "todo" entry (file+headline "~/org/2011-02Feb.org" "Tracking")
|             "* TODO %?\n")))
| (define-key global-map "\C-c c"
|   (lambda () (interactive) (org-capture "t")))

My questions/issues:
1) The biggest is that when I capture and then use C-c C-c to file it, I'm
getting odd headline behavior. My file structure is like so:
| ~/org/2011-02Feb.org
| #+ setupfile: ~/path/to/setupfile.org
| * Tracking
| ** TODO stuff
| ** TODO more stuff
| ** TODO even more stuff
| * [date]
| ** Notes
| * [date]
| ** Notes

In other words, I have a file per month and one headline per day with my
work notes. When I use capture, I get this when I visit the file next:
| * Tracking
| ** TODO stuff
| ** TODO more stuff
| ** TODO even more stuff
| ** TODO the captured note...* [date]
| ...

So it's like the captured note gets inserted before a different headline for
some reason. I can't expand the captured TODO, but if I highlight the date
and expand it, then it rights itself and the * [date] that's appended to the
captured TODO goes back to being a first level headline and the capture TODO
is on a line by itself. Why might this be happening?

2) The manual suggests some methods of automatically setting the capture
target when using templates. My files are always "year-##Month.org" (like
2011-02Feb.org). Could I set this somehow to automatically cycle based on
the date? I don't know what "handles" I have at my disposal with eslisp to
do something like that.

3) The manual suggestion of using:
| (define-key global-map "\C-c c"
|   (lambda () (interactive) (org-capture "t")))
does not seem to be working. I still have to pick [t] when the capture
template window pops up. I won't really use capture for anything else
besides refilling todos and starting a clock since I only am ever using one
file rather (since it's time based note-taking vs. having a file per
project/customer/etc.). As this is the case, yes, I would love if C-c c
automatically just brought up the TODO template I have defined above.

Many thanks,

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             reply	other threads:[~2011-02-25  0:02 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 14+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2011-02-25  0:02 John Hendy [this message]
2011-03-06 13:19 ` Capture question Bastien
2011-03-06 16:16   ` John Hendy
2011-03-06 17:24     ` Bastien
2011-03-06 18:12       ` John Hendy
2011-03-06 19:47         ` suvayu ali
2011-03-06 20:06           ` John Hendy
2011-03-06 20:33             ` Suvayu Ali
2011-03-19 14:41               ` Matt Lundin
2011-03-19 14:46                 ` Suvayu Ali
2011-03-07  8:24         ` Bastien
  -- strict thread matches above, loose matches on Subject: below --
2011-06-02  8:30 Capture Question Robert Inder
2011-08-11 16:52 capture question Mark Scala
2011-08-11 23:32 ` Bernt Hansen

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