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From: Jonathan Leech-Pepin <jonathan.leechpepin@gmail.com>
To: John Hendy <jw.hendy@gmail.com>
Cc: Bastien <bzg@gnu.org>,
	emacs-orgmode@gnu.org, Jack Erwin <jack@jugband.net>
Subject: Re: Using org-mode as day planner
Date: Fri, 10 Aug 2012 09:47:39 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <CAHRqSkQRM94aCVNTkELxQEgE5x2-2xmMEtg+EvLb=gctnXXnXA@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CA+M2ft-aW_hvsNXJaKf0sJvyBr-tvSumTGH_ownHFTFA1TR6uA@mail.gmail.com>


On Fri, Aug 10, 2012 at 8:46 AM, John Hendy <jw.hendy@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 10, 2012 at 3:09 AM, Bastien <bzg@gnu.org> wrote:
>> Hi Jack,
>> Jack Erwin <jack@jugband.net> writes:
>>> So, a couple of questions:
>>> 1) Is this a sane approach?  My elisp is average at best, and the
>>> org-mode devs could probably think of a more graceful way to do this.
>> I don't know.
>> If I were you, I would give Org a little more time before trying to
>> make it behave as planner behaves.
>> Also, you might be interested in org-datetree.el, which helps storing
>> things relatively to a date, which sounds a bit more `à la planner'.
> Out of curiosity, do date trees currently have any built in search
> functions or sparse tree searching ability? I currently use timestamps
> to capture things under the current month like this:
> * Journals
> ** 2012 August
> *** [2012-08-09 Fri] Did something
> - Notes
> - About
> - What I did
> This is nice as I need to print my notes for an intellectual property
> documentation notebook. I have a recurring deadline todo to remind me
> to print my orgmode notes and permanently tape them in my IP notebook.
> With timestamps (and the new sparse tree time functionality you
> added!) I can just search for all time stamps after my last completion
> date, mark any relevant with :export: and am on my way. When done, I
> can just replace-string :export: -> "" and the file is back to normal.
> Date trees would make this easier as I like using capture... but I
> don't like having to change my .emacs each month to make the
> adjustment of =** July 2012= as the target headline to =August 2012=.
> Date trees are the obvious way to be able to do this, but they don't
> have any of the neat search functionality that I know of.

You could try replacing "<Current Month>" with =,(format-time-string
"%B")= in your capture template (just make sure to use a backtick
rather than a quote.  The snippet below would provide just such a
capture template that expands to "<Month> <Year>" automatically
without any intervention on a monthly or annual basis.

It doesn't include the inactive timestamp, or any other markings, but
those can be easily added or adapted from the existing template.

#+begin_src emacs-lisp
(setq org-capture-templates
         (file+headline "~/test/test-capture.org"
                        ,(format "%s %s"
                                 (format-time-string "%B")
                                 (format-time-string "%Y"))))))

> Thanks,
> John
>>   http://orgmode.org/w/?p=org-mode.git;a=blob_plain;f=lisp/org-datetree.el;hb=HEAD
>>> 2) Is there a reason that the org-agenda-after-show-hook is only called
>>> when using org-agenda-goto and not org-agenda-switch-to, or is this a
>>> bug?
>> A leftover, fixed now, thanks!
>> --
>>  Bastien



  reply	other threads:[~2012-08-10 13:47 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 12+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2012-08-09 17:41 Using org-mode as day planner Jack Erwin
2012-08-10  8:09 ` Bastien
2012-08-10 12:46   ` John Hendy
2012-08-10 13:47     ` Jonathan Leech-Pepin [this message]
2012-08-11  9:34     ` Bastien
2012-08-12 15:48       ` John Hendy
2012-08-13 18:20         ` Martin Pohlack
2012-08-13 18:43           ` Jambunathan K
2012-08-13 18:51             ` Bastien
2012-08-14  8:11         ` Bastien
2012-08-10 11:46 ` Charles Philip Chan
2012-08-10 12:28   ` Charles Philip Chan

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