How To

The Setup: Org Mode with Emacs

This post is about the setup that I did to use Org Mode with Emacs(funny part, I wrote Vim in this line then erased it and re wrote as Emacs). You can use it too.

Download the org tar.gz from here.


If you do not have Emacs installed. Install it using

sudo apt-get install emacs


Make a .emacs file in your home directory (or edit the one your have if
it is already there). Put into it the following lines (adapt to your

(add-hook 'org-mode-hook 'font-lock-mode)
(setq load-path (append '("/home/tapasweni/emacs"
;;; Org mode
(require 'org-install)
(require 'org-view-link)
(add-to-list 'auto-mode-alist '("\\.org$" . org-mode))
(define-key global-map "\C-cl" 'org-store-link)
(define-key global-map "\C-ca" 'org-agenda)
(add-hook 'org-mode-hook
'(lambda ()
(local-set-key [C-up] 'backward-paragraph)
(local-set-key [C-down] 'forward-paragraph)))
(add-hook 'org-mode-hook
'(lambda ()
(local-set-key [down-mouse-3] 'org-view-mouse)
(local-set-key "\C-ca" 'org-view-mouse)))
(setq font-lock-maximum-size 10000000)


Then make a directory called emacs and uncompress the attached tar.gz in
it. You should end up with a directory emacs/org.emacs.

Then when you go to an org mode file, type escape x org-mode. Then type
control c a (not control c control a) on any link. You will get a new
window with the relevant positions in the file.


The extension of your org file will be .org.

Thanks to Julia for helping me with this. 🙂


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