Retain the Context in Org Capture notes
When we capture an idea, it’s useful to keep the context.
When we go back to the notes later, we don’t waste time to dig the context and look for details.
It’s convenient that all things are just there when we need it.
In org capture template, I found the template expansion
%a good enough for this purpose.
‘%a’ Annotation, normally the link created with org-store-link.
My org capture template looks something like:
(setq org-capture-templates '(("t" "Todo" entry (file+headline "~/org/gtd.org" "Tasks") "* TODO %?\n %i\n %a") ("n" "Note" entry (file+headline "~/org/notes.org" "Notes") "* %? ** Content ** References - %a %T ")))
When I fire
M-x org-capture command and choose
note, the capture buffer will something like:
** *** Content *** References - [[file:~/../_posts/2021-11-05-retain-the-linkcontext-in-org-capture-notes.md][:~/../_posts/2021-11-05-retain-the-linkcontext-in-org-capture-notes.md]] <2021-11-05 Fri 20:30>
It has two sections, one for content and the other for references, where it links to the buffer where the idea was generated.
With this tweak, you can jot down ideas quickly, commit and forget. Rest assured Org keeps the context for you!