Org-mode Headings

Organise text content with multiple levels of headings. Focus on sections by expanding and folding the content under headings, to show the level of information required at a particular time. TODO states can be applied to any level of headings.

C-RTN to create a heading at the same level of parent (top level heading if no parent)

C-S-RTN to create a heading with the TODO state, providing a visual marker of progress.

o on a heading creates a new line automatically indented for text, to which a list item, - or check box list, - [ ], can be added.

Spacemacs Org-mode headings

Toggle checkboxes

, T c toggles the state of org checkboxes

Collapse / Expand headings

TAB expands / collapses the heading at the current cursor position.

S-TAB will cycle through expanding and collapsing headings at different levels.

Moving headings and content around

Items can be moved to change the order they appear, avoiding the need to cut and paste.

Key binding Description
M-h or M-🡄 Promote heading (larger)
M-l or M-🡆 Demote heading (smaller)
M-H,M-S-🡄 Promote heading containing sub-headings
M-L or M-S-🡆 Demote heading containing sub-headings
M-k or M-🡅 Move heading up within the same level
M-j or M-🡇 Move heading down within the same level
M-K or M-S-🡅 Move heading up, jumping over parent headings
M-J or M-S-🡇 Move heading down, jumping over parent headings

Arrows and other unicode symbols

The arrow keys used in the page are unicode symbols. SPC i u shows a helm popup allowing you to add a symbol by name. All the symbol names are listed along with the symbol itself.

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