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11.4 Presentation and Sorting

Before displaying items in an agenda view, Org mode visually prepares the items and sorts them. Each item occupies a single line. The line starts with a prefix that contains the category (see Categories) of the item and other important information. You can customize in which column tags are displayed through org-agenda-tags-column. You can also customize the prefix using the option org-agenda-prefix-format. This prefix is followed by a cleaned-up version of the outline headline associated with the item.

Categories  Not all tasks are equal.
Time-of-day specifications  How the agenda knows the time.
Sorting of agenda items  The order of things.
Filtering/limiting agenda items  Dynamically narrow the agenda.