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Re: [Orgmode] using org for meeting agendas and minutes?

From: Carsten Dominik
Subject: Re: [Orgmode] using org for meeting agendas and minutes?
Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2008 15:39:33 +0100

Hi Adam,

On Feb 17, 2008, at 6:24 PM, Adam Spiers wrote:

On Sat, Feb 16, 2008 at 04:44:55PM +0000, Pete Phillips wrote:
Hi Adam

Did you get anywhere with the ideas of taking minutes etc ?

I didn't have much feedback yet, but I did actually produce some
minutes in HTML using org.  However I found it quite a struggle due to
one or two things, e.g.

** This is some subtopic of the main agenda/minutes structure which
 has some initial explanatory text taking more than one line.  The
 text fill functions won't work nicely, and the first line will be
 treated as a heading, even though I don't want the subtopic to have
 any heading.
*** Likewise the problem exists in this sub-subtopic where again I
  don't want any heading.
**** ACTION but I couldn't change the above to nested list items,
   because then I couldn't have them contain TODO items such as this

Is there any way to have heading-less subtopics in org, where multiple
lines in the source document are treated as part of one paragraph, can
be re-filled to a given line wrap, and formatted accordingly during

I have been re-reading this message and thought about the following:

I guess you know that there is a limited number of outline levels that
are exported as structural headings.  Any deeper levels are exported as

* This is a main section
** And this a subsection
***** But these five stars will become a list item
***** ACTION So here we have a list item as an action

One problem is that I am enforcing a line break after the
first line upon export of these headline-to-list-converted items.
However, I did this such a long time ago that I don't really remember why I did that. So we could remove this convention, or make it configurable,
either with a variable, or with a special cookie, like "~" or "@"
at the line end.

That would not yet solve the problem with M-q for filling
paragraphs. Fixing that gets into conflict with tags and stuff like that.
However, this concerns only the Org-mode representation of the item,
not the distributed HTML version.

While this still does not address what Bastien has wanted for a long
time (a way to inline a task), it seems to me that it does go some
way to fix the issue you describe.

- Carsten

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