Rasmus | 22 Oct 20:04 2014

[patch, ORG-NEWS] Document new options


Should these news go into ORG-NEWS?  Or will someone else take care of
this when 8.3 is released? 



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Eric S Fraga | 22 Oct 16:26 2014

ODT export displays incorrect title and author in libreoffice


I am not sure if my problem is with org or with libreoffice; most
likely, the combination of the two!  In any case, when I export to ODT,
the title and author fields do not appear as they should, instead
displaying "DocInformation:Title" and "DocInformation:Created".  See
attached screenshot.

The ODT file itself (well, the content.xml file within), however, does
contain the correct information for the title and subtitle fields:

| <text:p text:style-name="OrgTitle">
| <text:title>t.org</text:title></text:p>
| <text:p text:style-name="OrgTitle"/>
| <text:p text:style-name="OrgSubtitle"><text:initial-creator>Eric S Fraga</text:initial-creator></text:p>
| <text:p text:style-name="OrgSubtitle"/>

I use libreoffice very little so I have not customised it at all.  This
is on an ubuntu installation, by the way.

The weird thing is that I cannot find the string anywhere...

Any pointers to fixing this would be most welcome.



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Marcin Borkowski | 22 Oct 15:23 2014

Initial visibility of a plain list

Hi all,

I have a plain list.  I'd like it to show only the items (without
subitems) when it becomes visible (after hitting TAB on the headline
starting the section containing my list).  Is that possible?



Marcin Borkowski
Adam Mickiewicz University

Per Unneberg | 22 Oct 09:43 2014

refiling as child with function-filing-location


I'm writing a custom function for use with a capture template, as
described in the section Template elements (sec of the info
manual. My function does what I expect in that it finds the correct
heading (in my use case "Log") and returns point. However, if the Log
heading has no children, the capture template is filed as a sibling, and
not a child. I have spent some time now on this seemingly simple
problem, but being a newbie on elisp I must admit I'm stuck.

Here's an example outline:

* Projects 
** Prj 1
*** Log
*** Tasks
**** Clocked entry

So, the capture template should end up as a child to Log. From what I
could tell by reading the documentation, the capture template is
placed at a given level by the org-paste-subtree function, which in term
is derived from the *visible* headings. If the Log entry already has a
child, capture indeed places the template at the desired level, but how
do I acquire this behaviour if there are no children?

My function currently looks up the clocked entry, ascends to level 2
and looks for Log among the children:

(defun peru/org-capture-project-log nil
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Ivanov Dmitry | 22 Oct 06:53 2014

Extra empty line at the top of the page when tangling.


#+BABEL: :cache yes :tangle yes :noweb yes

#+NAME: top_block
#+begin_src perl :tangle "test.pl" :noweb tangle

  use strict;
  use warnings;

  open(my $fh, "<", "test.txt")
      or die "cannot open < file name: $!";

#+NAME: output-all
#+begin_src perl
  while (my $line = <$fh>) {
      print $line;

Outputs a perl file, where the 1-st line is blank. What should I do to remove it?
Prathyush | 22 Oct 03:42 2014

Org Babel Clojure No Prettyprint


I was trying to use org-babel-clojure to pretty print a collection and found
out that it always evaluated to:

"Code block produced no output."

Here's some sample code:

#+begin_src clojure :results pp
(println "Hello")

Similar issue was reported few weeks back and I guess it could be related
to the API change that broke it as mentioned here:

Tom | 21 Oct 21:39 2014

Can org show live charts?

Reading the documentation it is not clear for me if live
charts are supported.

By live chart I mean having a table data and below that
an inserted image in the buffer which shows the data rendered
from the table, and the image is updated automatically every time
the the table is changed (and, say, emacs is idle for a while).

So I'm not talking about exporting, but having the live rendered
chart image right in the buffer,

Can org do this? I don't see any technical obstacles, but
I haven't seen this explicitly mentioned in the docs, that's
why I'm asking.

Tobias Getzner | 21 Oct 20:14 2014

[Bug] org-indent-mode underindents body in variable-pitch-mode


After updating to Emacs 24.4 and org-mode 20141020, I’ve noticed that
org-indent-mode now underindents item bodies when variable-pitch-mode is
used. I. e., in the following document, «lorem», «ipsum», and «etc.» will
fall successively short of the item’s respective indent level.

* first
** second
*** third

My last working version was 20140915 on Emacs 24.3.

Kind regards,

Kenneth Jacker | 21 Oct 20:00 2014

Paper Size for Exported LaTeX

[ Org-mode version 8.3beta (release_8.3beta-175-g59cd25 ]

First time I've used the LaTeX exporting ...

I have a hunch the default paper size is "A4".
Margins are *way* too wide ...

How do I change it to "letter"?

I tried a few things, but they don't seem to be changing anything!

Thanks for your help,

Prof Kenneth H Jacker (ret)   khj <at> cs.appstate.edu
Computer Science Dept         www.cs.appstate.edu/~khj
Appalachian State Univ
Boone, NC  28608  USA        

Marcin Borkowski | 21 Oct 17:02 2014

Announcement: org-one-to-many

Hi all,

a long time ago I asked here about a way to split an Org file into a
bunch of smaller ones.  One of the answers I got was that the tricky
part is maintaining internal links in a reasonable way.

It is probably overoptimistic on my side, but it seems that this problem
is solved now.  The code is not very elegant, and I will be actively
working on it (I want to write an org-to-e-learning exporter, based on
the HTML one, and this is a small part of that effort), but here it is
for testing/review/bug reports/feature requests/any other kind of

And here it is: https://github.com/mbork/org-one-to-many



Marcin Borkowski
Adam Mickiewicz University

Marcin Borkowski | 21 Oct 16:12 2014

How to get to the link destination?

Hi all,

as in the subject.  I want to do something /at the destination of the
link/ the point is at (more precisely: get some text property of that
place).  This is what I came up with:

  (get-text-property (point) :some-property))

Is there a better/faster way, especially knowing that the link is an
internal one?



Marcin Borkowski
Adam Mickiewicz University