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From: TRS-80 <lists.trs-80@isnotmyreal.name>
To: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Re: Org Capture Menu cannot be fully viewed
Date: Sat, 12 Dec 2020 22:16:32 -0500	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <f6908a25561506cc39643915582c6eaa@isnotmyreal.name> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <trinity-66876af5-d8b2-42fd-950b-9e5f95c1bda3-1607825300196@3c-app-mailcom-bs06>

On 2020-12-12 21:08, pietru@caramail.com wrote:
> Here is one version of a template
> 
> (setq capture-template-investigation-type '(
> 
>  ("a" "Historic Background Research Site Evaluation/Testing" entry
>   (file "~/histr/archaeol.org")
>   "* Site_Type: %?\n %T\n")
> 
> [...]
> 
>  ("u" "Remote Sensing" entry
>   (file "~/histr/archaeol.org")
>   "* Site_Type: %?\n %T\n") ))
> 

Are there any more to these templates you did not show?

Because, (and unless I am missing something) what I see are essentially
all the same (and quite simple).  You would end up with something like
the following in your target file (with the cursor ending up at the x):

#+begin_example

* Site_Type: x
[2020-12-12 Sat 21:58]

#+end_example

In fact I don't even see where the type name ends up in the result?

If all my assumptions above are true, I think you would probably be
better served with a simple completing-read (or similar) function to
select the "Investigation Type" from a list and then simply insert that
along with a timestamp.  Which it will take you longer to reply to this
email and confirm than it would take me to write such a function.  :)

Benefit of that way also removes possibility of typos in the type name.

In fact, the above could even be done with something as simple as
Yankpad[0].

I have no idea what your workflow looks like, or where this data ends
up.  However, thinking further, I would imagine it might even be helpful
to set one or more Org properties[1] for things like "Investigation
Type" (along with some other things I could speculate like "Location"
etc.).  But all of that depends on even more things I don't know about.

If you care to share a slightly bigger picture view, particularly about
the structure of the data you are trying to capture (and/or, your
workflow) we could likely come up with something that would work much
better for you than a capture template, at least in this particular
case.

Cheers,
TRS-80

[0] https://github.com/Kungsgeten/yankpad
[1] https://orgmode.org/manual/Properties-and-Columns.html


  reply	other threads:[~2020-12-13  3:17 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 53+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-12-12 18:02 pietru
2020-12-12 22:09 ` TRS-80
2020-12-12 22:46   ` pietru
2020-12-12 23:13     ` TRS-80
2020-12-12 23:30       ` pietru
2020-12-13  0:00         ` TRS-80
2020-12-13  0:10           ` pietru
2020-12-13 11:06   ` Jean Louis
2020-12-13 18:28     ` pietru
2020-12-13 20:37       ` Jean Louis
2020-12-13 20:52         ` TRS-80
2020-12-13 21:02         ` pietru
2020-12-13 21:48           ` Jean Louis
2020-12-13 22:08             ` pietru
2020-12-13 22:20             ` pietru
2020-12-13 22:00           ` TRS-80
2020-12-13 22:36             ` pietru
2020-12-13 20:32     ` TEC
2020-12-13 21:43       ` Jean Louis
2020-12-13  0:46 ` Tim Cross
2020-12-13  1:32   ` pietru
2020-12-13  2:08     ` pietru
2020-12-13  3:16       ` TRS-80 [this message]
2020-12-13  3:49         ` pietru
2020-12-13  4:30           ` TRS-80
2020-12-13  9:58             ` pietru
2020-12-13 16:52             ` Jean Louis
2020-12-13 10:24           ` Jean Louis
2020-12-13 18:41             ` pietru
2020-12-13 20:48               ` TRS-80
2020-12-13  4:57         ` pietru
2020-12-13  9:24           ` Christopher Dimech
2020-12-13 23:08           ` TRS-80
2020-12-14  0:04             ` pietru
2020-12-13  9:44       ` Jean Louis
2020-12-13 18:46         ` Christopher Dimech
2020-12-16 18:46         ` No Wayman
2020-12-16 16:58       ` No Wayman
2020-12-13 15:12   ` Jean Louis
2020-12-13 18:08     ` pietru
2020-12-13 20:06     ` Tim Cross
2020-12-13 21:37       ` pietru
2020-12-13 21:57       ` Bastien
2020-12-13 22:31         ` pietru
2020-12-13 23:30         ` Jean Louis
2020-12-13 23:52           ` Bastien
2020-12-13 22:34       ` Jean Louis
2020-12-14 12:41 ` Marco Wahl
2020-12-14 13:00   ` pietru
2020-12-14 13:18     ` Marco Wahl
2020-12-14 20:02   ` Org Capture Menu cannot be fully viewed - Results of testing C-n, C-p, C-v pietru
2020-12-16 21:46     ` Marco Wahl
2020-12-16 23:25       ` pietru

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