— title: Creating Org mode sparse trees in Emacs and organice authors: Alain M. Lafon category: Org mode date-published: 2020-02-09 tags:

  • emacs
  • organice
  • productivity

uuid: ef88b216-e031-4715-a6a8-44a7bc5e8905 description: >- Modifying Org mode sparse trees —

When you have lots of information in an Org file, it helps to narrow it down to just the topic that interests you right now. There's many ways to do that depending on what exactly you want to do. Creating an Org mode sparse tree is one of those options! C-c / constructs a sparse tree for selected information in an outline tree, so that the entire document is folded...

I personally work a lot with Org mode, but collaborate on bigger projects with other people through proprietary tools. Some of them are very good for collaboration like Pivotal Tracker. So it totally makes sense to use them in heterogeneous teams! In fact, very often it is me introducing them into the team.

However, for my workflow (which is based on GTD) it is important to know that I have all my pending tasks visible in one place. In fact, that’s one of the great features of Org mode - I have my meeting minutes, tasks with links to resources like...

Update: This is a re-post of an older blog post of mine. Originally it was posted on my personal blog. I’m deprecating my personal blog in favor of this 200OK blog.

You can use templates for different types of capture items, and for different target locations.

The following code sets up three capture templates – for todos, media urls and code snippets (lines 4-7).

%? sets the exit point for the template, %^g prompts for a tag, %^{language} prompts for the language of the snippet and the remainder is boilerplate to create an org-mode entry (*) and an...