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Re: [Orgmode] How to use headlines and lists in Org to structure your th
Re: [Orgmode] How to use headlines and lists in Org to structure your thoughts?
Sat, 18 Dec 2010 21:00:31 +0100
On Dec 14, 2010, at 6:13 PM, Karl Maihofer wrote:
The ongoing discussion about inline tasks and drawers withhin lists
much depends on the way you use Org, I think. Perhaps it is a good
idea to brainstorm some fundamental aspects in regard to headlines and
Why and in which situations do we use lists? I use lists a lot to
write down my thoughts. I think there are mainly two reasons for this:
- Headlines are exported as headlines, not as list items. ;-)
This is, in fact, not correct. Headlines beyond a certain
level (3 by default) are exported as lists. You can change
the level where this change happens in a number of different
ways, see for example:
- In Headlines you do not have word wrap. So you always have to phrase
a headline and then write your text below this headline. For me it
is much easier to use lists and write, write, write... with word
I think these are the reasons for me to use lists a lot. But if I do
so, I cannot define tasks in my texts - the core concept of Org. To
solve this dilemma, I can think of two different approaches:
1. Make it possible to use inline tasks withhin lists. This is what
Nicolas implemented (thanks a lot!!!) and what works very well. But
it is not a "nice" concept. We discussed this already and I
understand the reasons why Carsten and Nicolas himself have
reservations. It it only a workaround.
2. Make headlines behave like list items. This means enabling word
wrap for headlines and export the headlines as lists. If a headline
should be exported as a headline you could use a tag :HEADLINE:. If
this would be possible, I cannot see a reason why I should make
such extensive use of lists.
What do you think? How do you use lists? Do you think the second
approach would make sense? Or do I miss something essential?
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