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From: Matthew Lundin <mdl@imapmail.org>
To: charles_cave@optusnet.com.au
Cc: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Re: Seeking further clarification of org-refile-targets variable
Date: Thu, 18 Dec 2008 07:43:43 -0600	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <m2prjpfvjk.fsf@fastmail.fm> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <200812180627.mBI6RfNi009606@mail01.syd.optusnet.com.au> (Charles Cave's message of "Thu\, 18 Dec 2008 17\:27\:41 +1100")

Hi Charles,

Charles Cave <charles_cave@optusnet.com.au> writes:

> I am having trouble understanding the help text for org-refile-targets.
> I don't know what a "cons cell" is and I would like to see some examples
> of customising the variable.
> For example, how can I specify headings of levels 1 and 2?
> I entered the value of 
> (:level . N). 
> in the customization prompt but now I get a message
> "No refile targets".

I believe you need to substitute a number for N, such as:

(:level . 2:)

But I think the setting you're looking for is:

(:maxlevel . 2:)

As I understand it, the difference between level and maxlevel is that
the level setting only offers level 2 headlines as targets, while the
maxlevel offers both level 1 or level 2 headlines as targets.

I think this is a good candidate for an FAQ entry. I'll put it up on

> Perhaps some examples for non-Lisp programmers would be helpful.
> As org-mode popularity increases, the users are not necessarily
> Lisp-literate, and I have read messages from users willing to learn
> Emacs just to use org-mode! 

Yes, as a long-time vim user, I was certainly in that category. And I
have to say that your very helpful and accessible tutorials were one
of the first things that drew me to org-mode (and emacs) in the first



  reply	other threads:[~2008-12-18 13:43 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 6+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2008-12-18  6:27 Seeking further clarification of org-refile-targets variable Charles Cave
2008-12-18 13:43 ` Matthew Lundin [this message]
2008-12-18 13:51   ` Matthew Lundin
2008-12-18 14:01 ` Bernt Hansen
2008-12-18 14:25   ` Matthew Lundin
2008-12-20 22:03   ` Carsten Dominik

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