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Re: [Orgmode] Dated appointment reminders

From: Darlan Cavalcante Moreira
Subject: Re: [Orgmode] Dated appointment reminders
Date: Mon, 15 Feb 2010 14:32:24 +0100
User-agent: Wanderlust/2.15.6 (Almost Unreal) Emacs/23.1 Mule/6.0 (HANACHIRUSATO)

I use headers with deadlines without any TODO keyword for deadlines of
events. When I don't want to see them anymore in my agenda (they already
happened or I don't care about them anymore) I just change the date in the
DEADLINE to an inactive one (surrounded by [] instead of <>). Its easy, it
works, and I keep the information about the deadline if I ever need it.

- Darlan

At Fri, 12 Feb 2010 10:05:46 -0500,
Desmond Rivet <address@hidden> wrote:
> Hi all,
> Is there any way to get an early warning reminder of an upcoming
> appointment in my agenda without using the DEADLINE feature?
> Allow me to elaborate...
> What I'm after is something very close to the DEADLINE feature, but not
> quite.  With DEADLINE, you have the following behavour (unless there's a
> way to alter it?):
>  * without a TODO state, you get early reminders in your agenda up until
>    the DEADLINE date, after which you get warnings that the date is
>    past, forever.
>  * with a TODO state item, you get the same thing, except you can turn
>    off the reminders/warnings by setting the state to DONE.
> So unless you want the DEADLINE'ed date appearing on your agenda forever
> after the due date, you need a TODO state and you need to set it to
> What I'm after is something similar to this behavour, except that I
> don't want the warnings after the due date is past, even if the TODO
> state is not DONE.  Ideally the TODO state, if there is one, would not
> be involved at all - it would just be a plain vanilla appointment, with
> the added feature that I get early warning reminders as the due date
> approaches, and nothing after.
> I am currently using the diary for this, and incorporating it into the
> orgmode agenda.  I have entries like this:
> %%(diary-remind '(diary-date 11 12 t) -14) Mom's birthday.
> I've been using this system for a while, and it works.  But it's not
> ideal.  For example, I haven't figured out how to incorporate a time
> with the date using this system.  If I had an appointment on April 17th,
> 2010, 6pm, for example, and I wanted a simple reminder 5 days in
> advance, I don't know how I'd do that.
> Any ideas are appreciated.  Thanks for any help!
> -- 
> Desmond Rivet
> Pain is weakness leaving the body.
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