Sometimes you want to keep information associated with an entry, but you normally don’t want to see it. For this, Org mode has drawers. They can contain anything but a headline and another drawer. Drawers look like this:
** This is a headline Still outside the drawer :DRAWERNAME: This is inside the drawer. :END: After the drawer.
You can interactively insert drawers at point by calling
org-insert-drawer, which is bound to C-c C-x d. With an active
region, this command will put the region inside the drawer. With a prefix
argument, this command calls
org-insert-property-drawer and add
a property drawer right below the current headline. Completion over drawer
keywords is also possible using M-TAB17.
Visibility cycling (see Visibility cycling) on the headline will hide and
show the entry, but keep the drawer collapsed to a single line. In order to
look inside the drawer, you need to move the cursor to the drawer line and
press TAB there. Org mode uses the
PROPERTIES drawer for
storing properties (see Properties and columns), and you can also arrange
for state change notes (see Tracking TODO state changes) and clock times
(see Clocking work time) to be stored in a drawer
LOGBOOK. If you
want to store a quick note in the LOGBOOK drawer, in a similar way to state
Add a time-stamped note to the LOGBOOK drawer.
You can select the name of the drawers which should be exported with
org-export-with-drawers. In that case, drawer contents will appear in
export output. Property drawers are not affected by this variable: configure
Many desktops intercept M-TAB to switch windows. Use C-M-i or ESC TAB instead for completion (see Completion).