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The Org Mode 7 Reference Manual
by Carsten Dominik and others
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2.8 Drawers

Sometimes you want to keep information associated with an entry, but you normally don't want to see it. For this, Org-mode has drawers. Drawers need to be configured with the variable org-drawers.(20) Drawers look like this:

** This is a headline
   Still outside the drawer
   :DRAWERNAME:
      This is inside the drawer.
   :END:
   After the drawer.

Visibility cycling (see section 2.3 Visibility cycling) on the headline will hide and show the entry, but keep the drawer collapsed to a single line. In order to look inside the drawer, you need to move the cursor to the drawer line and press TAB there. Org-mode uses the PROPERTIES drawer for storing properties (see section 7 Properties and columns), and you can also arrange for state change notes (see section 5.3.2 Tracking TODO state changes) and clock times (see section 8.4 Clocking work time) to be stored in a drawer LOGBOOK. If you want to store a quick note in the LOGBOOK drawer, in a similar way to state changes, use

C-c C-z
Add a time-stamped note to the LOGBOOK drawer.
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