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[Orgmode] Re: Can effort be edited conveniently outside column view?

From: Bernt Hansen
Subject: [Orgmode] Re: Can effort be edited conveniently outside column view?
Date: Sat, 29 Aug 2009 12:36:43 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.2 (gnu/linux)

Michael Gilbert <address@hidden> writes:

> Still working on developing my use of effort estimates. Is there a way
> to conveniently enter an effort estimate without entering column mode?

Hi Michael,

I find column mode the easiest personally.  My setup is described at

Starting column mode for a single entry (not a huge org file) should be
really fast.  Then right arrow to the effort column and enter your
quick-key for the value you want.  I actually assign effort values in my
refile agenda view.  This shows a bunch of tasks (normally less than 20)
and I assign efforts to each one before refiling them.

If an entry already has an effort value you can go to the property in
the property drawer and cycle through the preset values with S-right and


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