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Re: [Orgmode] structure editing in brainstorming mode

From: Carsten Dominik
Subject: Re: [Orgmode] structure editing in brainstorming mode
Date: Wed, 31 Dec 2008 00:55:03 +0100

On Dec 29, 2008, at 1:51 PM, Matthew Lundin wrote:

Hi Rustom,

"Rustom Mody" <address@hidden> writes:

1. Multiple heading demotion

Lets say I start writing down some points maybe with/without some
additional text
* Cat
* Dog

And now I decide to put all these into a superheading 'My Pets'
The only way I know is to enter
* My Pets
before Cat and then demote each subtree -- if there were not two but
ten I'd have to do that 10 times
I tried selecting the whole set that I want to demote and doing M-S- right
but I get the message

This command is active in special contexts like tables headlines or timestamps

For this, you can use M-<right> and M-<left>, which promote and demote
headlines. (M-S-<right> demotes the entire subtree.)

Hi Rustom,

have you seen this part of the reply? Matt is correct that what you are trying (demoting a region of headlines) works with M-right, but not with M-S-right. The reason for this is that a region might contain incomplete trees, which would led to a contradiction in which headlines should be changed.

- Carsten

See this section of the manual a list of commands:

2. Converting heading type

Sometimes one assumes that the points are 'small' and so are entered
as + points. Thus
* Pets
 + Cat
 + Dog

and then at some point it emerges that the +es had better be changed
to headings that is (the requisite number of) *s.  Any easy way of
doing that?

C-c - or S-<left>/<right> should do the trick.

For more information, see this section of the manual:



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