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From: (Thomas S. Dye)
To: M <>
Cc: emacs orgmode-mailinglist <>
Subject: Re: How to deal with small projects which are often changing their status/ person
Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2013 12:49:20 -1000
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <> (M.'s message of "Tue, 22 Jan 2013 23:27:18 +0100")

M <> writes:

> Hi Thomas,
> thanks for your reply!
> Sure I know Bernt Hansen's web page and I'm already using his configuration
> for my system. (I'm still learning Emacs and org-mode, so it was easier to
> start with an existing setup).
> I already know and use the capture and refile feature,
> my problem is that I have the feeling to do more administration of tasks
> than really doing them if I track such projects like the one described with
> org-mode and create a sub-task for each step.
> Especially as I'd have to re-type each time again the name of the project if
> I want it to appear in my agenda explicitly and not only:
> WAITING John: Feedback
> (and I would not know which text it is about).

Good news.  With Bernt's setup you are off to a good start.

Perhaps Properties will do what you want?  These are inherited by
sub-trees, so they will follow Task 1, Task 2, etc.

* Topic XYZ

** DONE Task 1

** TODO Task 2

The CATEGORY property shows up in my Agenda, so I would know that Task 2
belonged to XYZ.

This is how I manage the dozen or so open work projects I have at any
one time.  We assign each project a number, which I put in the CATEGORY
property.  When I generate my daily agenda, I see the project number
beside each TODO task.

See Chapter 7 of the manual for details.


T.S. Dye & Colleagues, Archaeologists
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  reply	other threads:[~2013-01-22 22:49 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 13+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2013-01-22 20:19 M
2013-01-22 21:14 ` Thorsten Jolitz
2013-01-22 21:39   ` Nicolas Richard
2013-01-22 21:56     ` Thorsten Jolitz
2013-01-22 21:40   ` M
2013-01-22 21:55     ` Thorsten Jolitz
2013-01-23  8:59     ` Tomas Hlavaty
2013-01-23 10:20     ` OT: using ZIP based files with git (was: How to deal with small projects which are often changing their status/ person) Karl Voit
2013-01-22 21:39 ` How to deal with small projects which are often changing their status/ person Thomas S. Dye
2013-01-22 22:27   ` M
2013-01-22 22:49     ` Thomas S. Dye [this message]
2013-01-23  1:59 ` Eric Abrahamsen
2013-01-23  9:15 ` Julian Burgos

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