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Re: [O] advice: how to export a list without exporting all entries

From: Eric S Fraga
Subject: Re: [O] advice: how to export a list without exporting all entries
Date: Thu, 24 Mar 2011 19:12:55 +0000
User-agent: Gnus/5.110016 (No Gnus v0.16) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Carsten Dominik <address@hidden> writes:


> Hi Eric,
> I guess you could use one of the export hooks to clean up your
> exported file when you are done.  However, the problem will always
> be that if you take a list environment, the numbering of the list
> items will change when you take out items.  An I am sure you know
> from experience how nice it is to be able to talk about the number
> of an action item, in order to get everyone on the same page
> quickly.  I am afraid it will be hard to achieve this with the
> path you are thinking about.

Yes, I am coming to that conclusion as well!

> Defining and tracking action items through a series of meetings where
> I have to do the notes is a frequent tasks for me.  Here is my workflow
> for this - maybe you can pick and choose some stuff for yourself.
> In particular, I use outline nodes for tasks, in order to keep access
> to the machinery Org gives me for tracking stuff.

Thanks for the *very* detailed workflow.  Fantastic and I think it would
work well with my mode of operation.  I guess I was too stuck in the
/list/ mode and didn't even think of using outline nodes.  I don't mind
numbering them manually as we're talking about tens of actions over
several years (typically <10 per meeting with 3 meetings per year for
each individual "committee").  But, in any case, your code looks like
even this bit is easily automated.

What will work particularly well in my workflow will be the
todo-state-tag trigger part which I had not even realised could be done
(silly of me, of course ;-).  Tying the =closed= tag to the export
exclusion is so obvious in hindsight.

Again, many thanks for this and for your code as well.  I'll be
implementing it like right now!


PS - your whole workflow description might be very useful on Worg...

: Eric S Fraga (GnuPG: 0xC89193D8FFFCF67D) in Emacs
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