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From: John Hendy <jw.hendy@gmail.com>
To: Florian Beck <abstraktion@t-online.de>
Cc: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Re: Using org-mode for Research and Notetaking
Date: Tue, 12 Jul 2011 09:23:46 -0500	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <CA+M2ft8nz425DjgEgUVUK7+F_OSB8ZGxS=u3cUGDew=poWhyFQ@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <87zkkktwwk.fsf_-_@sophokles.streitblatt.de>

On Mon, Jul 11, 2011 at 2:55 PM, Florian Beck <abstraktion@t-online.de> wrote:
> [My main goal is to take research notes and write texts. I have little
> interest in the todo/agenda part of org-mode, which I understand is its
> main focus, so bear this in mind.]

Snipped 1-4, as I don't have anything to add...

>  5. According to the manual »TODO items are an integral part of the
>  notes file«. I like that, but I do not find it so. TODO items are
>  headings which I find somewhat confusing: My files are either articles
>  to be (with the appropriate headlines) or notes where headlines usually
>  formulate the topic the note is about. Todo items, on the other hand,
>  would be »clarify the paragraph«, »check what X says about Y«, »add
>  more sources«, etc. As it is TODOs are not integrated but stand out,
>  breaking the structure of the file. How about allowing TODO items in
>  comments? This would seem much more natural to me: a TODO item should
>  not be part of your text but disappear when it is done.

I posted something similar a bit back. I do use org for todos, but
also write papers/reports, and take notes on things I'm reading. You
might want to check out that thread. [1] In particular, there were
some great comments about using inline tasks with custom export
options (one of them being the todonotes pacakge). [2] [3] Hope that
offers at least some input.

I think inline tasks can do what you want -- can be exported or not,
they stay out of the way, and don't break the flow. Good luck!


All from the same thread, but I skimmed it and picked these out in particular:

[1] Top level thread:
[2] Inline tasks suggestion:
[3] Todonotes variant:


> --
> Florian Beck

  reply	other threads:[~2011-07-12 14:23 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 28+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2011-07-10 11:09 RFC: Revisit org-export-content-div (in the context of org-s5) Jambunathan K
2011-07-10 11:28 ` Jambunathan K
2011-07-11 11:44   ` Bastien
2011-07-11 19:55     ` Using org-mode for Research and Notetaking Florian Beck
2011-07-12 14:23       ` John Hendy [this message]
2011-07-14 18:09         ` Florian Beck
2011-07-12 14:28       ` Giovanni Ridolfi
2011-07-13  8:55       ` Bastien
2011-07-13  9:59         ` Sebastien Vauban
2011-07-13 11:20           ` Bastien
2011-07-13 12:20             ` Sebastien Vauban
2011-07-13 13:43             ` Nicolas Goaziou
2011-07-16 11:40               ` Bastien
2011-07-18 12:42             ` Matt Lundin
2011-07-18 13:21               ` Sebastien Vauban
2011-07-18 14:53                 ` Matt Lundin
2011-07-18 14:03               ` Sebastien Vauban
2011-07-18 14:58                 ` Bastien
2011-07-14 18:40         ` Florian Beck
2011-07-14 18:59           ` Thomas S. Dye
2011-07-18 22:54           ` Bastien
2011-07-18 23:59             ` Thomas S. Dye
2011-07-19  1:34               ` Florian Beck
2011-07-26 11:27               ` Bastien
2011-07-26 14:17                 ` Florian Beck
2011-07-26 15:15                 ` Thomas S. Dye
2011-07-26 17:41                   ` Christian Moe
2011-07-11 11:44 ` RFC: Revisit org-export-content-div (in the context of org-s5) Bastien

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