From: Matthew Lundin <email@example.com> To: Ian Barton <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cc: "email@example.com" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Re: Keeping Your Appointments in org Date: Thu, 08 Jan 2009 07:52:53 -0600 [thread overview] Message-ID: <email@example.com> (raw) In-Reply-To: <4965C946.firstname.lastname@example.org> (Ian Barton's message of "Thu\, 08 Jan 2009 09\:37\:10 +0000") Hi Ian, Ian Barton <email@example.com> writes: > > Searching back through the list there are quite a lot of snippets > describing how people use org to keep appointments, but no overview. I > would like to write a tutorial on how you can keep your appointments > in org, so I thought that I would ask list members if they would post > some details of their system. In the past I've used the Emacs diary, which integrates quite nicely into the agenda views. It's really easy to add entries to the diary from the agenda by typing "i". And the format for basic diary entries is very simple, e.g.: Jan 8, 2009 6:00pm Go for a walk But recently, I've begun entering all my diary entries into org-mode files because (a) it makes it very easy to put scheduling directly in my project plans (b) org-mode supports complex diary expressions within org files and (c) it's nice to add notes to scheduled events. And, of course, org-modes active timestamps are also very easy. Generally, I maintain a distinction between scheduled tasks and appointments. For tasks I add a SCHEDULE or DEADLINE date. For the appointments I add a simple timestamp, as in: * Go for a walk <2009-01-08 Thu 18:00> or * 6:00pm Go for a walk <2009-01-08 Thu> > > I am intending to keep my appointments in a dedicated org file > (calendar.org). Since the agenda's so powerful I just leave my appointment entries scattered among several files - i.e., in their relevant context by subject. > At the moment I am using a remember template which adds them with a > tag of APPT. I the use a custom agenda view if I only want to see > appointments. I do the same---i.e., use a custom agenda view to see only appointments. In case it's of interest to anyone, here's the command I use to view a weekly calendar consisting only of appointments. (setq org-agenda-custom-command s '(("c" "Weekly schedule" agenda "" ((org-agenda-ndays 7) (org-agenda-start-on-weekday 1) (org-agenda-repeating-timestamp-show-all t) (org-agenda-skip-function '(org-agenda-skip-entry-if 'deadline 'scheduled)))) ;; other commands here )) > > I am particularly interested in the best way to deal with repeating > appointments. For example how do you deal with a weekly appointment > that has a defined start and end date. I use a diary S-expression within org-mode for this: ** My weekly event 7:00pm <%%(and (= 2 (calendar-day-of-week date)) (diary-block 1 6 2009 4 4 2009))> This event shows up in the agenda at 19:00 hours every Tuesday between January 6 and April 4 of 2009. I look forward to reading your tutorial on scheduling. Best, Matt
prev parent reply other threads:[~2009-01-08 13:53 UTC|newest] Thread overview: 4+ messages / expand[flat|nested] mbox.gz Atom feed top 2009-01-08 9:37 Ian Barton 2009-01-08 10:47 ` Daniel Martins 2009-01-08 22:33 ` Shelagh Manton 2009-01-08 13:52 ` Matthew Lundin [this message]
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