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From: "Thomas S. Dye" <tsd@tsdye.com>
To: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: checkbox problem
Date: Tue, 16 Jun 2009 08:54:16 -1000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <ED34DB13-0982-4815-BF58-C5FAF5BE9952@tsdye.com> (raw)

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Aloha all,

First, org-mode is really useful.  The more I use it, the more useful  
it gets and the more I appreciate its flexibility.  I've been using it  
for several months but still feel like a newbie.  Perhaps the problem  
I'm having stems from this.

I use the checkbox feature a lot, with good effect, like this:

*** Task 1 [/]
	- [ ] Step 1
	- [ ] Step 2
	- [ ] Step 3

Recently, I received via email comments from 4 reviewers on a paper  
I'd submitted for publication.  The editor asked me to keep track of  
how I'd responded to all of the comments, so I tried this:

*** Reviewer 1 [/]
	- [ ] Comment 1
	- [ ] Comment 2

I cut the comments out of the email message and pasted them directly  
into the org file in Aquamacs Emacs.  Some of the comments are quite  
lengthy, others are short.

My problem is that midway down a list of comments org-mode ceases to  
recognize that the comment checkboxes are associated with the  
heading.  In each case, the last comment checkbox that is correctly  
associated with the heading formats differently (with Esc-Q) than the  
comments above it.  The comment checkboxes that are associated  
correctly format as indented blocks with the second and subsequent  
lines of text left justified on the "[" of the first line.  The last  
associated checkbox justifies the second and subsequent lines two  
characters left of the "-" of the first line.  Subsequent,  
unassociated checkboxes align the "-" of the first line with last line  
of the item above it.  Here is an example:

*** Reviewer 3 [2/6]

... (Several items omitted)

     - [X] p. 7 In 1779, Kamehameha was a young man on his way up as a
       favored nephew of Kalaniopu`u, but isn't it a little early to
       refer to his dynasty?
     - [X] p. 7 It is true Kamehameha benefited greatly from Western
   advice and weapons, but the tradition of conquest was well
   established by the time he embarked on his career as a conqueror by
   chiefs including Kalaniopu`u, and especially Kahekili.
   - [X] p. 7 According to traditions 'Umi's father had been recognized
     as paramount of the island.  `Umi regained his father's status by
     putting down a rebellion of the five districts other than Hamakua
     and reunited the polity.  I think of this as a civil war rather
     than the capture of territory to which he had no previous claim.

In this case the first two items are counted in the headline, but the  
last one isn't.

If someone could point out what might be going wrong, I'll appreciate  

All the best,

Thomas S. Dye, Ph.D.
T. S. Dye & Colleagues, Archaeologists, Inc.
Phone: (808) 529-0866 Fax: (808) 529-0884

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             reply	other threads:[~2009-06-16 18:54 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 5+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2009-06-16 18:54 Thomas S. Dye [this message]
2009-06-19  6:54 ` checkbox problem Manish
2009-06-19  8:36 ` Sebastian Rose
2009-06-19 17:58   ` Samuel Wales
2009-06-20 19:33     ` Carsten Dominik

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