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From: Matthew Lundin <mdl@imapmail.org>
To: Carsten Dominik <dominik@science.uva.nl>
Cc: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Re: Refile as top-level headlines?
Date: Sun, 18 Jan 2009 10:31:13 -0600	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <m2eiz0a84u.fsf@fastmail.fm> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <C5BBAF90-469F-4064-A036-ACE2718B189E@uva.nl> (Carsten Dominik's message of "Sat\, 17 Jan 2009 13\:37\:53 +0100")

Carsten Dominik <dominik@science.uva.nl> writes:

> On Jan 14, 2009, at 4:49 PM, Matthew Lundin wrote:
>
>>
>> Hi everyone,
>>
>> I have a lot of org-files and use org-refile all the time as part of
>> my normal workflow. My basic approach is to remember things to an
>> inbox.org file and then to process the inbox GTD-style.
>>
>> One thing I'm having a hard time figuring out is how to refile headers
>> as top level headlines in a target file. I've customized org-refile
>> with the following settings:
>>
>> ,----
>> | (setq org-refile-use-outline-path 'file)
>> | (setq org-refile-targets '((org-agenda-files :maxlevel . 1)
>> | 			     (nil :maxlevel . 3)))
>> `----
>>
>> (Note: the second setting in org-refile-targets gives me additional,
>> deeper targets in whatever file I'm visiting.)
>>
>> What I'd like to see is for maxlevel to include the possibility of
>> filing an item as a top-level headline (at the bottom of the file).
>
> Hmmm, how would you like the interface to work?  Just have an entry
> in the list that is only the file name?  And if it is only a single
> file,
> just replying with the empty string?

1. First idea:

Perhaps this option could be activated only when:

(setq org-refile-use-outline-path 'file)

Currently with the above setting and refile targets with a maxlevel of
2, completion with refile offers the following targets:

computer.org/headline/ (computer.org)

vs.

computer.org/headline/subheading/ (computer.org)

To file under the first target, one can hit space after completing
headline. Perhaps there could also be an option for hitting space after
the first completion, i.e., after computer.org.

computer.org/ (computer.org)

2. Second idea:

Another possibility would be as you suggest: to offer the file name
independently as one of the targets. And if it's only one file, perhaps
the file name could still be offered as a target the sake of clarity.
This would then work regardless of the setting of
org-refile-use-outline-path.

I realize not everyone would want this behavior. Maybe one would need to
set it explicitly either by (1) setting level to 0 for
org-refile-targets or (2) making maxlevel a negative number (i.e., if
positive then don't offer level 0 targets; if negative offer level 0
targets).

Just an idea.... I'm sure your ideas about this will be much better! :-)

Thanks for considering this.
Matt

  reply	other threads:[~2009-01-18 16:31 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 4+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2009-01-14 15:49 Matthew Lundin
2009-01-17 12:37 ` Carsten Dominik
2009-01-18 16:31   ` Matthew Lundin [this message]
2009-04-04  3:04     ` Carsten Dominik

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