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[Orgmode] Re: struggling with fixed date entries

From: Bernt Hansen
Subject: [Orgmode] Re: struggling with fixed date entries
Date: Sun, 26 Aug 2007 21:14:23 -0400
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Rainer Stengele <address@hidden> writes:

> I wonder what is the best way to work with fixed dates in org.
> I do not want to them entered as "SCHEDULED".
> Say I have a meeting on a certain date.
> I do not want to enter it as a todo, as for me it is not really a todo
> but a simple meeting which is done when it is over.
> If I enter it as a simple headline (todo or no todo) and schedule it
> it will show up after the meeting as due until I mark it as "DONE" or
> delete the schedule.
> Now I could use the diary. Agenda view will show the event and
> complain no more after it is past. Disadvantage: I cannot org-tag the
> diary entry.
> As I do not use the diary and diary functions are included in org I
> can use something like:
>    * Fixed date event                                  :@LOCATION:
>      <%%(diary-date 29 08 2007)>
> which is ugly and cannot be entered with the help of the calendar (as
> by "C-c C-s"
> What do you think? Would it be a good idea to at least support the
> entering of a "diary-date" by a org function directly with the help of
> the calendar? Maybe create a third type of schedule type: "FIXED"
> besides of "SCHEDULED" and "DEADLINE"?
> How do you manage fixed events?

What's wrong with just using a regular date?

* Test Meeting
<2007-08-27 Mon 10:00-11:00>

It shows up on the agenda on the date and time specified similar to a
diary entry.


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