Tiago Fortes progressive summarization is a way to make notes progressively more useful as you come back to them.
For your level 2 notes, you can use the
* to bold text. I found this blog post that recommented the
smart-parens package. If you are using Doom Emacs smart parens will be loaded for you. You will want to add some config so that org mode will wrap text in
* when you highlight and hit
(sp-with-modes '(org-mode)(sp-local-pair "*" "*"))
Next, you need to be able to highlight text for your level 3 notes. Out of the box, emacs won't do this for you. I don't need to export my notes anywhere so I just want org mode to highlight text for me.
org-emphasis-alist. In doom emacs, you can customize variables with
SPC h v. Next enter
org-emphasis-alist. I choose to use the
= for my highlights. To cusomize this character, hit the value menu key of the character you want to cusomize. Next hit
INS key. This will produce two fields:
Value. You can add the key of
:background and the value of
"Yellow". I want to make sure that my text is black so hit
INS again to add
Key: :foreground, Value: "black".
Now you'll want to hit apply and save. Org Mode will need to be restarted with
M-x org-mode-restart. Now you should see your highlights showing up.
= to my smartparens list:
(sp-with-modes '(org-mode)(sp-local-pair "*" "*")(sp-local-pair "=" "="))
I dont like looking at the emphasis markers so I've opted to have org-mode hide them from me:
SPC h v then type
org-hide-emphasis-markers and set it to