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[Orgmode] Re: Creating a "multi-state checkbox"

From: Bernt Hansen
Subject: [Orgmode] Re: Creating a "multi-state checkbox"
Date: Tue, 06 Apr 2010 07:29:21 -0400
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Chad Birch <address@hidden> writes:

> Hello,
> I'm fairly new to org-mode (but loving it so far), so my apologies if
> this is something that's been discussed before, I had no luck finding
> a similar topic in the mailing list or docs.
> I've been using nested checkboxes to set up lists of tasks I need to
> perform, because I really like being able to use [/] and [%] to
> display my overall progress at the higher levels. In some cases
> though, it would be convenient if there was a way to create a
> "checkbox" with more states than just binary on/off. For example, I
> have a task that I need to repeat 10 times. I would like some way to
> mark my progress, and then have the "checkbox" be completed once I've
> reached 10. Of course, this can already be achieved in (at least) two
> ways:
> - manually tracking the progress and manually checking off once I've
>   completed it 10 times
> - creating 10 sub-checkboxes
> However, I'm wondering if there is some way to do it automatically, it
> would be nice to just have a keypress for "increment counter" and have
> it automatically complete when the target value is reached.

Hi Chad,

I don't believe that type of functionality exists in org-mode today.
I would probably go with the create 10 sub-checkboxes solution
since that's easy and works now.


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