> However, writing an item > with a line break at the end of its first line is not necessarily > a note.
You are right. I missed that \\ is also a newline for LaTeX export. Another possibility is re-purposing counter definition from ordered lists. Currently the "\\[@[0-9]+\\]" is used to force item number in ordered lists: 1. item 5. [@5] another item 6. next item However, it is unused it unordered lists. We might define a note as a unnumbered list item with [@note]: - [@note] This is note In addition, all the list items in :LOGBOOK: drawer may be considered notes (to avoid a need to change the current format of the automatically added notes). What do you think? Best, Ihor Nicolas Goaziou <m...@nicolasgoaziou.fr> writes: > Hello, > > Ihor Radchenko <yanta...@gmail.com> writes: > >> I may miss something, but it does not look [for me] any more specific >> in comparison with headline format: >> >> - headline :: "^\*+ .+$" >> - first line of note :: "^[ \t]*-.+\\\\$" > > I do see a big difference, tho. Starting a line with an asterisk > followed by a space _always_ create a headline. However, writing an item > with a line break at the end of its first line is not necessarily > a note. > > - Question.\\ > Why would this be a note? > > - Answer.\\ > It isn't. > > So, suggested syntax is too ambiguous. > > Regards, > -- > Nicolas Goaziou