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* Using Properties in Capture Templates.
@ 2013-01-19  8:32 Ian Barton
  2013-01-23 14:33 ` Bastien
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From: Ian Barton @ 2013-01-19  8:32 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: emacs-orgmode

I want to create a capture template which prompts for certain properties 
in a property draw, but alos creates some other properties without 
prompting for a value. However, I am having trouble mixing properties 
which are entered by the user and blank properties. The following 
example shows what I mean:

#+begin_src emacs-lisp
(defun capture-letter-file (path)
   (let ((name (read-string "File name: ")))
     (expand-file-name (format "%s-%s.org"
                               (format-time-string "%Y-%m-%d")
                               name) path)))

("z"
    "Letter template"
    plain
    (file (capture-letter-file  "~/dropbox/org/org_files/letters"))
    "#+STARTUP: showall indent\n#+STARTUP: hidestars\n#+OPTIONS: H:2 
num:nil tags:nil toc:nil timestamps:nil\n* 
Letter\n:PROPERTIES:\n:to_address:%^{salutation}p %^{to_name}p 
%^{subject}p %^{the_closing}p:END:\n
")

#+end_src
This produces:

#+STARTUP: showall indent
#+STARTUP: hidestars
#+OPTIONS: H:2 num:nil tags:nil toc:nil timestamps:nil
* Letter
:PROPERTIES:
:salutation: aaa
:to_name:  bbb
:subject:  ccc
:the_closing: zzz
:END:
:to_address:   :END:

Note the two :END: values and the :to_address: is placed outside the 
values for which the user was prompted. I have tried omitting the 
:PROPERTIES: and :END: from the template and letting org create them, 
but still end up with the :to_address: property being placed outside the 
property draw.

Ian.

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* Re: Using Properties in Capture Templates.
  2013-01-19  8:32 Using Properties in Capture Templates Ian Barton
@ 2013-01-23 14:33 ` Bastien
  0 siblings, 0 replies; 2+ messages in thread
From: Bastien @ 2013-01-23 14:33 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: ian; +Cc: emacs-orgmode

Hi Ian,

Ian Barton <lists@wilkesley.net> writes:

> I want to create a capture template which prompts for certain properties 
> in a property draw, but alos creates some other properties without 
> prompting for a value. However, I am having trouble mixing properties 
> which are entered by the user and blank properties. The following 
> example shows what I mean:
>
> #+begin_src emacs-lisp
> (defun capture-letter-file (path)
>    (let ((name (read-string "File name: ")))
>      (expand-file-name (format "%s-%s.org"
>                                (format-time-string "%Y-%m-%d")
>                                name) path)))
>
> ("z"
>     "Letter template"
>     plain
>     (file (capture-letter-file  "~/dropbox/org/org_files/letters"))
>     "#+STARTUP: showall indent\n#+STARTUP: hidestars\n#+OPTIONS: H:2 
> num:nil tags:nil toc:nil timestamps:nil\n* 
> Letter\n:PROPERTIES:\n:to_address:%^{salutation}p %^{to_name}p 
> %^{subject}p %^{the_closing}p:END:\n
> ")
>
> #+end_src
> This produces:
>
> #+STARTUP: showall indent
> #+STARTUP: hidestars
> #+OPTIONS: H:2 num:nil tags:nil toc:nil timestamps:nil
> * Letter
> :PROPERTIES:
> :salutation: aaa
> :to_name:  bbb
> :subject:  ccc
> :the_closing: zzz
> :END:
> :to_address:   :END:
>
> Note the two :END: values and the :to_address: is placed outside the 
> values for which the user was prompted. I have tried omitting the 
> :PROPERTIES: and :END: from the template and letting org create them, 
> but still end up with the :to_address: property being placed outside the 
> property draw.

Yes, mixing interactive properties and hardcoded ones seem to produce
wrong results.  In the meantime, you can use this trick:

	("z"
	 "Letter template"
	 plain
         (capture-letter-file  "~/dropbox/org/org_files/letters"))
	 "#+STARTUP: showall indent\n#+STARTUP: hidestars\n#+OPTIONS: H:2 num:nil tags:nil toc:nil timestamps:nil\n
* Letter\n  :PROPERTIES:\n  :to_address: %\\1\n  :to_name: %\\2\n  :subject: %\\3\n  :the_closing: %\\4\n  :END:\n

# %^{salutation} %^{to_name} %^{subject} %^{the_closing}

%?")

He bit hackish but should work.

HTH,

-- 
 Bastien

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