Let’s say that I am supposed to be writing a blog post. Not this one, another one. I have spent a lot of time learning about Org mode, and I’m not ready to leave it just yet. There’s a problem, though. The blog that I’m supposed to be contributing to looks a bit like Jekyll. Specifically, it uses Markdown formatting. That’s nice, but I really like Org mode formatting this week.
According to the Org Markdown export
C-c C-e opens an
m m then triggers
C-c C-e m m just exported the post to a FreeMind mind
but not Markdown.
org-md-export-to-markdown isn’t even available.
Apparently I have
org-mode 7.9.3f installed. The documentation on the
Org Mode site is for the newest version: 8.2.6. How do I get the new
version? The installation
instructions suggest it
can be done with
package-install before you’ve loaded any org files.
package-install RET org
And now I have 8.2.6.
No problem. Except now I’m getting an error with
C-c C-e m. Oh, I see
the problem. There are only a few export
enabled by default.
I need to set
org-export-backends. The documentation specifies that I
should use the Emacs customization interface. All righty.
C-h v org-export-backends
I end up with this in my
The export interface is better, but now I get a different error.
org-refresh-category-properties: Invalid function: org-with-silent-modifications
This Markdown Export on
post by Benjamin M. Gross was particularly helpful. He suggests you use
the package manager to remove and reinstall the
So I did. There was a confusing moment where the package manager didn’t seem to realize that a Org Mode was installed. Just turns out that a newer version was available. I installed the newer version and restarted emacs.
C-c C-e m m one more time before I give up for now.
See? No problem!
Now I just need to write the post. Not this one. The other one.