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From: M <Elwood151@web.de>
To: John Hendy <jw.hendy@gmail.com>
Cc: "emacs-orgmode@gnu.org" <emacs-orgmode@gnu.org>
Subject: Re: How to integrate org-mode in a MS Windows-/Office-based environment?
Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2012 23:45:23 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <CC251213.10C4C%Elwood151@web.de> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CA+M2ft8DAze2NN0CRsqG-uXto1FSWr83Zh8ENbo22UQARdF90g@mail.gmail.com>

> Von: John Hendy <jw.hendy@gmail.com>
> Datum: Thu, 12 Jul 2012 16:16:34 -0500
> An: M <Elwood151@web.de>
> Cc: "emacs-orgmode@gnu.org" <emacs-orgmode@gnu.org>
> Betreff: Re: [O] How to integrate org-mode in a MS Windows-/Office-based
> environment?
> On Thu, Jul 12, 2012 at 4:06 PM, M <Elwood151@web.de> wrote:
>> I'm using Emacs org-mode for task and information management in a business
>> environment dominated by Microsoft products (Windows, Office, ...).
>> I wonder how to create a set-up for maximum productivity and I'd like to
>> know how you integrate org-mode in your work on MS Windows.
>> Creating hyperlinks in my org-mode files/tasks, which let me jump directly
>> to E-Mail in MS Outlook (Exchange-based), open Word-, Excel- or Powerpoint
>> documents, etc. is a very helpful feature for integrating org-mode.
>> Are there other techniques, tools or add-ons which are helpful for that
>> purpose?
> My personal technique is to let everyone /else/ use MS and to use
> org-mode as exclusively as I can. My management is fully used to me
> providing PDF Beamer presentations at project update meetings while
> everyone else has submitted PowerPoints. I can submit reports as a
> file upload to our central research document center, so I compose in
> org-mode, and then tweak/final-export in LaTeX.

Hi John,

thanks for your detailed answer!
Well, a large part of my work is sharing and editing Office documents
together with other people and as meetings are planned with MS Outlook/MS
Exchange etc, I can not avoid using MS Outlook and MS Office and it is not
sufficient to distribute PDF documents.

So unfortunately I'll have to find a way to integrate as good as possible.
(I had tried to use MS Outlook 2007 for managing tasks for some weeks but I
was missing a lot of features I got used to from org-mode, so I installed

One example of helpful integration: if I send or get an e-mail which I want
to follow-up on later, I want to track that in org-mode and I want to have a
way to quickly find the original message in Outlook again (to reply or
forward it or whatever), which can be done with hyperlinks.

I'm sure there are a lot more useful tricks which can help in daily work, e.
g. a vba macro which copies the path to the currently open word or excel
document into the clipboard or even directly opens org-capture to add some
note or task which is linked to this document...

So I'm hoping to get in contact with people with the same problems or
solutions to them. :-)

Kind regards


  reply	other threads:[~2012-07-12 21:45 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 12+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2012-07-12 21:06 How to integrate org-mode in a MS Windows-/Office-based environment? M
2012-07-12 21:16 ` John Hendy
2012-07-12 21:45   ` M [this message]
2012-07-13  1:09     ` Mikhail Titov
2012-07-13 13:10     ` Brett Viren
2012-07-12 22:04   ` Russell Adams
2012-07-12 22:14     ` Russell Adams
2012-07-13  8:35 ` Giovanni Ridolfi
2012-07-13 13:29 ` gambatte64
2012-07-16 23:03 ` Kyle Andrews
2012-07-17  2:41   ` Jambunathan K
     [not found] <mailman.133.1342195226.11448.emacs-orgmode@gnu.org>
2012-07-14  8:37 ` Luis Anaya

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