Org mainly uses three types of keywords: TODO keywords, tags and property names. In this manual we use the following conventions:
TODO keywords are written with all capitals, even if they are user-defined.
User-defined tags are written in lowercase; built-in tags with special meaning are written with all capitals.
User-defined properties are capitalized; built-in properties with special meaning are written with all capitals.
Moreover, Org uses option keywords (like
#+TITLE to set the title)
and environment keywords (like
#+BEGIN_HTML to start a
environment). They are written in uppercase in the manual to enhance its
readability, but you can use lowercase in your Org files3.
The manual suggests two global keybindings: C-c a for
and C-c c for
org-capture. These are only suggestions, but the
rest of the manual assumes that you are using these keybindings.
Also, the manual lists both the keys and the corresponding commands for
accessing a functionality. Org mode often uses the same key for different
functions, depending on context. The command that is bound to such keys has
a generic name, like
org-metaright. In the manual we will, wherever
possible, give the function that is internally called by the generic command.
For example, in the chapter on document structure, M-right will
be listed to call
org-do-demote, while in the chapter on tables, it
will be listed to call
org-table-move-column-right. If you prefer,
you can compile the manual without the command names by unsetting the flag
cmdnames in org.texi.
templates insert lowercase keywords and Babel dynamically inserts