Hi community.

I wanted to know how can I reference Tasks in Org mode?
I have a list of TODO's and a list of Daily Notes/Status etc. in a file like
* Tasks
** TODO ...
* Status
** <DATE>
* Completed <TASK_REF>

I want to know if I can have task references or hyperlinks etc. to streamline the note taking procedures

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Hello everyone. I am a Geneticist that uses emacs for around 8 years. My orgmode setup is based on http://newartisans.com/2007/08/using-org-mode-as-a-day-planner/ but it is not working after I upgraded to Emacs 24.4 (replace of org-remember by org-capture). Could anybody please help me to correct the setup for using org-capture? (I don't know elisp...). Thanks.

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"GNU Emacs 24.4.1 (x86_64-apple-darwin13.4.0, NS apple-appkit-1265.21)
 of 2014-10-20 on builder10-9.porkrind.org"
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