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Re: [Orgmode] org-refile

From: Carsten Dominik
Subject: Re: [Orgmode] org-refile
Date: Mon, 3 Dec 2007 08:27:37 +0100

Hi Jose,

On Dec 2, 2007 9:19 PM, Jose A. Ortega Ruiz <address@hidden> wrote:


I'm very happy with the new org-refile, but the current way of
specifying the target node is, IMHO, not as convenient as it could be.
For instance, if i specify levels up to, say, 2 as targets, and have
duplicated headlines at said level:

* Project A
** Tasks
** Resources
* Project B
** Tasks
** Resources

the completion shows only the first occurrence of 'Tasks' and
'Resources'. What i do now is giving them different names, but it's a
bit artificial:

* Project A
** Project A tasks
** Project A resources
* Project B
** Project B tasks
** Project B resources

For situations like this one, it would help a lot having the option of
interactively selecting the target node in the same way as one selects
it after invoking org-remember.

The idea of using the org-goto interface (which is what org-remember-handler
 uses for interactive filing), but IIRC Max has pointed out correctly
that this interface is way too slow for this task.  It is OK for occasional
use, and if you are comfortable with it, you can use it during remember
to file your note.  However, if remember has collected some 10 tasks
during a day and you need to go through this interface 10 times
in succession, you will immediately get tired of it.  Opening another window
and doing cut-and-paste from one window to the other would probably
be better.

A second option would be to have
completion for all headlines in a hierarchical way, navigating the
outline tree at the mini-buffer prompt as if one where navigating a
file tree after C-xC-f. Finally, a (quick?) workaround would be to
show the target names as 'full-paths', e.g. Project A/Tasks, Project
B/Tasks in the first example above.

It might be worth looking into disambiguating (is that a word???)
duplicate headlines, or indeed make the hierarchy look like
a path or even complete like find-file.  Not a bad idea at all.

C-c r o Implement way to distinguish identical headlines for org-refile C-c C-c

- Carsten

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