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1.2 Installation

Important: If you are using a version of Org that is part of the Emacs distribution or an XEmacs package, please skip this section and go directly to Activation.

If you have downloaded Org from the Web, either as a distribution .zip or .tar file, or as a Git archive, it is best to run it directly from the distribution directory. You need to add the lisp subdirectories to the Emacs load path. To do this, add the following line to .emacs:

     (setq load-path (cons "~/path/to/orgdir/lisp" load-path))
     (setq load-path (cons "~/path/to/orgdir/contrib/lisp" load-path))

For speed you should byte-compile the Lisp files with the shell command:

     make