On Thu, Jan 9, 2020 at 12:24 PM Jack Kamm <jackk...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> I have an org-mode file, and am exporting one of its subtrees to a
> beamer presentation.
> I would like to use a keyboard macro for this, because re-exporting the
> presentation requires a lot of keypresses:
> - Jump to the appropriate heading
> - Start the dispatcher
> - Toggle subtree export (C-s)
> - Finally, export
> So, I defined a keyboard macro to do all this, but when I try to run it,
> Emacs simply hangs, and I need to quit with C-g. I think this might be
> the fault of the export dispatcher, but am not sure.

Funny timing. I have used Org for maybe 10 years and just found about
about macros yesterday! I have a spreadsheet with reference
information per work group, coded up some R code to spit out a
tree-per-group, and then wanted to export these 51 documents to their
own PDFs. I've done this before, but got sick of `C-e C-s l p` for
every one so I looked into it. I had no problem doing the following:

- C-x (
- C-e C-s l p C-n
- C-x )
- go to first of my results headlines
- C-u 51 C-x e

It sounds like you already tried this... are you using `C-x (` or are
you defining the macros via elisp? If the latter, can we see the code?
Anything in the Messages buffer? I had an error yesterday and realized
that some of the group names were "Foo/Bar" and since my code titles
the tree's :export_file_name property according to the group name,
emacs was interpreting the `/` in the filename as a directory that
didn't exist.

My suggestion:
- give us a stripped down, beamer file so we can reproduce (maybe with
one non-exporting headline and an analog of your target subtree to
- tell us what you run manually to accomplish your goal
- give us the exact details of your macro setup


> Anyone have ideas on what's going wrong here, or on alternative
> approaches to achieve what I want?
> Thanks,
> Jack

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