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Re: Tutorial for Emacs Diary Mode for use as a Journal?


From: Raymond Zeitler
Subject: Re: Tutorial for Emacs Diary Mode for use as a Journal?
Date: 22 Jun 2004 11:07:55 -0700

Thanks, but most of these are clients for web-based journals.  By
"personal journal," I meant one that doesn't reside on a remote,
public server.

Also records-mode didn't install for me properly, and seems to have
been abandoned.

For now I'll edit separate text files and use my file manager to
maintain them.

Mathias Dahl <address@hidden> wrote in message  news:<address@hidden>...
> address@hidden (Raymond Zeitler) writes:
> 
> > I'm a fan of Emacs 21.2 (running under Windows) and interested in
> > keeping a personal journal.  I was wondering if there are others who
> > use Emacs to compose and read their journals.
> > 
> > I'm aware of calendar mode and the diary facility, but I'm not
> > comfortable with it.  For instance, when I invoke "C-u i b" to insert
> > a block diary entry, I can easily create the entry on the current
> > date.  But then when I invoke "d" on that date to view the diary
> > entry, I get only the first line of text.  (I have auto-fill-mode
> > turned on when visiting the diary file.)
> > 
> > I'm sure there are other programs out there for journal writers, but
> > what could be better than Emacs?  Besides, I like the fact that
> > ~/diary is plain text.
> > 
> > Thanks in advance for any ideas or recommendations you can give me.
> > 
> > For my real email addy, replace rayz with rzeitler.
> 
> There is quite much information about this on the EmacsWiki:
> 
> http://www.emacswiki.org/cgi-bin/wiki/CategoryJournaling


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