This page is about customizing the appearance of Org-mode.
Customizing Org appearance
To customize all aspects of Org appearance use
=M-x customize-group RET org-appearance RET=
Here you will find several options that can be chaged, and a further link to a page for customizing Org-mode faces.
Customize Org-mode faces
A "face" is the term emacs uses to refer to the font and colour of some text (as well as other features such as underlining etc).
Customizing Org faces is straightforward:
=M-x customize-group RET org-faces RET=
You can also customize faces on the fly by just calling the
customize-face command with the cursor on the face you want to
Hiding leading stars
the variable org-hide-leading-stars can be configured so that only one star is shown at the start of each heading. Many people find that this give the org buffer a cleaner appearance. This can be set in the Org Font Lock customize group as explained above in Customizing Org appearance.
Customizing the title, date, author and email lines.
The title, date and author information for an org document are
specified using the special keywords
By default, title, author, date and email lines appear in dark blue with the initial keywords greyed out. The title is in a larger font than the others. To change this, customize the faces
In addition, the variable org-hidden-keywords can be used to make the corresponding keywords disappear.
Using only odd outline levels
The variable org-odd-levels-only can be used so that Org only uses odd-numbered outline levels. Again, some people prefer this, finding that the Org buffer looks less cluttered.
Org-mode ready color-themes
Check out the list of color themes that are aware of org-mode.