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


From: Mathias Dahl
Subject: Re: Tutorial for Emacs Diary Mode for use as a Journal?
Date: 21 Jun 2004 19:57:39 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.3.50

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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