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 page, C-c C-e opens an Export view.
m m then triggers
(org-md-export-to-markdown), which produces
Except that C-c C-e m m just exported the post to a FreeMind mind map.
Cool, 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 backends enabled by default.
I need to set
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
(custom-set-variables ;; custom-set-variables was added by Custom. ;; If you edit it by hand, you could mess it up, so be careful. ;; Your init file should contain only one such instance. ;; If there is more than one, they won't work right. '(org-export-backends (quote (ascii html icalendar latex md))))
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 Aquamacs 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.
Trying C-c C-e m m one more time before I give up for now.
# Exporting From Org to Markdown 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](http://orgmode.org), 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](http://jekyllrb.com/). Specifically, it uses [Markdown](http://daringfireball.net/projects/markdown/) formatting. That's nice, but I *really* like `org-mode` formatting this week.
See? No problem!
Now I just need to write the post. Not this one. The other one.