From: TRS-80 <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com Subject: Re: Org Capture Menu cannot be fully viewed Date: Sun, 13 Dec 2020 17:00:22 -0500 [thread overview] Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> (raw) In-Reply-To: <trinity-649fe531-7dbe-4938-84c3-d86964fbb5bc-1607893363577@3c-app-mailcom-bs09> On 2020-12-13 16:02, email@example.com wrote: > > Would that apply with respect to inserting long headings or > descriptions in org file? Yes. If you have not used completing-read, just play around with it a bit and you will very quickly see how it works. It takes a list (Elisp data type) as input, on which you can do narrowing selection as you type. Ivy was one of recommendations which I can second, I prefer it's more intuitive (to me) interaction style and support for native completing-read format. But there are (many) others, too. > Example: > > ;; "Site_SubType: > ;; [1a] Settlement > Encampment > ;; [1a] Settlement > Hamlet or Village > ;; [1a] Settlement > Town or City > [...] However to make it even simpler to use / maintain your candidate lists, I would just put them in a simple plain text file, aligned to left margin. Example: File name: Site_SubType [1a] Settlement > Encampment [1a] Settlement > Hamlet or Village [1a] Settlement > Town or City Then you need a function to read from plain text file with your "list" of candidates, and turn that into an (Elisp data type) list: #+begin_src emacs-lisp (defun my-file-to-list (file) "Read FILE and return it as a list of strings. List items will be split upon newlines." (with-temp-buffer (insert-file-contents file) (split-string (buffer-string) "\n" t))) #+end_src You then use the above function (with filename argument) for your candidate list in completing-read. Modifying Jean Louis' earlier example, it now becomes: #+begin_src emacs-lisp (completing-read "Choose: " (my-file-to-list "/path/to/Site_SubType")) #+end_src You can even use this to fill in Org Properties. Or you can use Org Properties similar native completion, although by default that only uses whatever values already exist in the buffer (which therefore could be "none"), instead of your specified controlled vocabulary file as I used above. I (by far) prefer the controlled vocabulary method, for lots of reasons. Cheers, TRS-80
next prev parent reply other threads:[~2020-12-13 22:11 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 [this message] 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 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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