From: Carsten Dominik <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Bernt Hansen <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: Handling phone calls
Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2008 08:42:19 +0100 [thread overview]
Message-ID: <51206E31-5147-4F66-9CCF-E0C24AFEB949@science.uva.nl> (raw)
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Excellent description, I just made an entry for this in the
new Org-mode FAQ in Worg: http://22.214.171.124/~guerry/worg/org-faq.html
The entry is not yet there as of Sunday, 8:39 CET, so we will now find
quickly Bastien will update the HTML version.
I think we should do more like this: Put gmane pointers to
good writeups into the faq, or even directly convert these posts to org
and put them into a faq. firstname.lastname@example.org is becoming a
This is a corner in parameter space where Worg can really shine:
Whenever you see
a particularly useful post, head over to worg and greate a link to it.
On Feb 9, 2008, at 11:55 PM, Bernt Hansen wrote:
> Hi all,
> I spent some time today tuning my org setup for handling incoming
> calls. As a contractor I need to clock time spent talking to
> for billing purposes. I used to (before this morning) use tags for
> phone calls and I had a list of ONGOING tasks with :@phone: as a tag
> but this wasn't very convenient to use.
> Today I spent some time reviewing the remember documentation and I
> up with the following setup. I thought I'd share it in case anyone
> finds it useful.
> I have multiple clients and one org file per client. Here is a sample
> - todo.org - my personal tasks
> - client1.org - tasks for client 1
> - otherclient.org - tasks for client 2
> - norang.org - tasks for my company
> When I need to create a new task I have the following
> remember templates set up:
> ,----[ .emacs remember setup ]
> | (custom-set-variables
> | '(org-remember-store-without-prompt t)
> | '(org-remember-templates
> | (quote (("todo" ?t "* TODO %?\n %u" "~/org/todo.org" "Tasks")
> | ("client1" ?c "* TODO %?\n %u" "~/org/client1.org" "Tasks")
> | ("otherclient" ?o "* TODO %?\n %u" "~/org/otherclient.org"
> | ("norang" ?n "* TODO %?\n %u" "~/org/norang.org" "Tasks"))))
> | '(remember-annotation-functions (quote (org-remember-annotation)))
> | '(remember-handler-functions (quote (org-remember-handler))))
> To create a new task I just hit C-M-r and enter the appropriate
> and fill in the task details.
> I set up a second set of templates for phone calls:
> ,----[ .emacs remember functions ]
> | (setq my-phone-remember-templates
> | (quote (("client1" ?c "* Phone Call - %:name - %:company
> \n :CLOCK-IN:%?" "~/org/client1.org" "Tasks")
> | ("otherclient" ?o "* Phone Call - %:name - %:company
> \n :CLOCK-IN:%?" "~/org/otherclient.org" "Tasks")
> | ("norang" ?n "* Phone Call - %:name - %:company\n :CLOCK-
> IN:%?" "~/org/norang.org" "Tasks")
> | ("phone call" ?p "* Phone Call - %? - \n :CLOCK-IN:" "~/
> org/todo.org" "Tasks"))))
> | (global-set-key (kbd "<f9> p") 'my-phone-call)
> | (defun my-phone-call ()
> | (interactive)
> | (let ((org-remember-templates my-phone-remember-templates))
> | (bbdb (read-string "Who is calling: ") nil)
> | (other-window 1)
> | (org-remember)))
> | (add-hook 'remember-mode-hook 'my-start-clock-if-needed)
> | (defun my-start-clock-if-needed ()
> | (save-excursion
> | (goto-char (point-min))
> | (when (re-search-forward ":CLOCK-IN:" nil t)
> | (replace-match "")
> | (org-clock-in))))
> | (require 'remember)
> | (global-set-key (kbd "C-M-r") 'org-remember)
> | (add-hook 'remember-mode-hook 'org-remember-apply-template)
> Thanks Carsten for the my-start-clock-if-needed function which I stole
> off the org-mode mailing list :)
> So I'm happily clocking time on some task I'm working on and the phone
> rings... I pick up the phone, find out who I'm talking to and type
> f9-p and enter a name at the prompt
> Who is calling: Joe User
> which looks up the person in my bbdb database and fills in the
> template then I select the appropriate template for the client org
> I want to create the task in and it fills in something like this:
> ,----[ Remember buffer entry for phone calls ]
> | ## Filing location: Select interactively, default, or last used:
> | ## C-u C-c C-c to select file and header location
> | ## C-c C-c "~/org/norang.org" -> "* Tasks"
> | ## C-u C-u C-c C-c "~/org/client1.org" -> "* Tasks"
> | ## To switch templates, use `C-M-r'. To abort use `C-c C-k'.
> | * Phone Call - Joe User - Some Client Company
> | CLOCK: [2008-02-09 Sat 17:36]
> | <cursor is here, Start typing notes right away>
> When I'm done with the call C-c C-c stops the clock and files the task
> under * Tasks in whatever file I picked using the template above.
> C-u C-u C-M-r jumps to the task and I can refile it to the appropriate
> spot with C-c C-w.
> I'm sure this can be improved upon but it's already a lot better than
> what I had before.
> Happy organizing!
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next prev parent reply other threads:[~2008-02-10 7:42 UTC|newest]
Thread overview: 6+ messages / expand[flat|nested] mbox.gz Atom feed top
2008-02-09 22:55 Handling phone calls Bernt Hansen
2008-02-10 7:42 ` Carsten Dominik [this message]
2008-02-10 11:09 ` Bastien
2008-02-24 1:20 ` Nick Dokos
2009-11-13 19:11 ` Gregory J. Grubbs
2009-11-13 19:28 ` Bernt Hansen
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