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From: Manish <mailtomanish.sharma@gmail.com>
To: Manager Leader <managerleader@gmail.com>
Cc: Org Mode List <emacs-orgmode@gnu.org>
Subject: Re: Re: Org-Mode in Windows
Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2009 17:19:00 +0530	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <e7cdbe30901250349n73bab673x48154225ebbe781b@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <FCEF4ECC-8BCF-465C-ACF0-3153E8FB66D7@gmail.com>

> On Jan 25, 2009, at 3:48 AM, Manager Leader wrote:
>> Dear Mr. Dominik,
>> Thank you for your work in Org-Mode, I started researching about it a
>> month ago and I have started using it 10 days ago (used to work in outlook
>> but it just can't cope with my life now). And so far am happy with it except
>> for some things that's not working as expected.
>> I am using Windows XP and have downloaded the latest release version for
>> emacs (22.3.1) and org-mode (6.18c). But when I type M-x org-version 5.23a.

Adding this will cause the new Org to come before system supplied Org.
Of course, update the path for your machine.

--8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---
(add-to-list 'load-path "C:/path/to/org-mode/lisp")
--8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---

Please ensure you have "(require 'org-install)" and not "(require 'org)'
in your .emacs.

>> * Org-Mode does not start by itself when emacs is started - I always have
>> to type "ALT-X org-mode" (in your book convention: M-x) or put on each file
>> "MY PROJECTS  -*- mode: org; -*-"

This should make all .org files open in Org mode.

--8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---
(add-to-list 'auto-mode-alist '("\\.org$" . org-mode))
--8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---

>> * Agenda view does not come out with the shortcut C-c a - I always
>> have to use the mouse and org->agenda command -> t *

Following should help bring agenda options with C-c a.

--8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---
(global-set-key "\C-ca" 'org-agenda)
--8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---

>> I want my default org file to open when I start emacs or org-mode but
>> don't know how to do this. I always have to browse to the correct
>> directory and open the file.  * Other things but I think should be
>> resolved if those above can work.

Once you use the agenda command it will open required org files
automatically.  You may also want to take a look at

>> I consider myself competent with computers and normally can easily make
>> things work with reading documentation and searching through newsgroups,
>> web. But this is taking a bit too long.
>> Some info and Things I have done to try to resolve it:
>> * I placed emacs in directory c:/emacs, downloaded 6.18c orgmode file to
>> c:/emacs/org
>> * I am logged in with admin rights on Windows

Admin rights should not be necessary to use Emacs and Org mode.

>> * I have added the path to emacs in environment
>> variables. C:/emacs/bin * I have watched your video at google 3
>> times, gone through the manual particularly installation and
>> activation parts, searched the newsgroups and google searched
>> whatever I can...

Following article by John Weigley is what eased the eay for me.


>> * I can't find any file named emacs or *.emacs so I created ".emacs"
>> file and placed it in c:/emacs - I attach my emacs file.

I am afraid I did not find your .emacs file but the link cited above
will help you get started with one.  I prefer to define an environment
variable "HOME" and keep my stuff under that.  Emacs will also read
.emacs from the location if it can find the file there.

>> * Make command from the installation manual does not work (even
>> inside emacs
>> Tools-> Make) - I attach my makefile which I have edited based on the
>> installation manual.

I would suggest skipping the make part for now.  Everything should still
function without compiling.  What you do not get is the info and HTML
documentation (that you can access online.)


  parent reply	other threads:[~2009-01-25 11:49 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 8+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
     [not found] <497BD2E2.3080306@gmail.com>
2009-01-25  6:45 ` Carsten Dominik
2009-01-25 10:56   ` David Lord
     [not found]     ` <497C5E28.9070706@gmail.com>
2009-01-25 20:01       ` David Lord
2009-01-25 11:49   ` Manish [this message]
2009-01-25 15:02     ` Manager Leader
2009-01-25 15:11       ` Manish
2009-01-25 15:30         ` Manager Leader
     [not found]           ` <497C8B92.8010706@firstscales.com>
2009-01-25 18:45             ` Manish

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