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[Orgmode] Re: New Screencast: Setting Up Org-mode for Windows

From: Russell Adams
Subject: [Orgmode] Re: New Screencast: Setting Up Org-mode for Windows
Date: Mon, 8 Nov 2010 16:34:19 -0600
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2009-06-14)

On Mon, Nov 08, 2010 at 05:07:29PM -0500, Raymond Zeitler wrote:
> Thanks for creating this, Russell.  It's great!

I'm glad you enjoyed it!

> I've already set my system up per John Wiegley's tutorial.  I didn't
> appreciate Org until I started to use capture, so I'm glad you introduced it
> early on.  And I like how you pointed out org-capture-templates.  I'm at the
> point where I'm changing some settings, so it's nice to see where things are
> defined.

Capture is a must. Working a project is one thing, but its how to deal
with the nonstop little things that counts.

> Also neat is the idea of notification.  But I wonder if some folks might
> have VBS disabled.  For them, I'd recommend using the Net Send command.  Net
> Send can also broadcast to multiple users on a domain, which may (or may
> not) be a nice thing.  I can imagine an IT person using Org-mode with Net
> Send to notify everyone about a server reboot.

I'm not a Windows guy, so I'm not sure. I used VBS because it appeared
that between Windows 2k, XP, and 2003 that NET SEND may have
changed. I've now had a few people suggest Growl for Mac and Windows.

> Some other things that are new to me:
>       * AddPM (never used it)
>       * -f switch to run Lisp and the shortcut to Agenda


>       * latest version is now 7.3
>       * Timestamps & Workflow

I love the one touch timestamps, it's been central to all of my work.

>       * C-c [
>       * lots more
> Invoking Customize is a nice way to establish the .emacs.  But I would've
> mentioned C-x C-f ~/.e<TAB> after the second customization, though. :)

Yeah that was a bit repetitious. On the other hand I didn't know that
emacs would tab complete ~ on Windows, I was using the "native"
interface. ;]


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