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Re: Emacs Manual: Editing Format Information


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Emacs Manual: Editing Format Information
Date: Wed, 07 Nov 2001 19:12:18 +0200

> Date: Wed, 7 Nov 2001 10:55:18 -0500 (EST)
> From: address@hidden
> 
>    Try "C-h k" followed by menu selection of
>    one of these, and you will see its documentation.
> 
>    If you mean ``documented in the manual'', then no, they aren't.
>    Menu-bar bindings are generally not documented in the manual, since
>    they should be self-explanatory, especially now that they pop tooltips
>    with additional help text.
> 
> Please make it your policy to be nice to mouseless users.
> Keyboard-only users need access to all functionality.

"C-h k" followed by menu selection from the keyboard will yield the
same doc string.  No mouse is necessary.

>    > ...I suggest the two display commands documented in this node
>    > refer to the M-x keyboard commands that directly invoke them.
>    > As published they cannot be found without reading lisp code.
> 
>    If you mean list-faces-display and list-colors-display, then they are
>    documented elsewhere in the manual, where the user would more
>    naturally look for them.
> 
> A focus group might give a different opinion on the ease of
> hunting them down in a manual lacking their real names.

Type "i faces RET", and you will land in the node which describes,
among other things, the command list-faces-display.  Type "i colors
RET", and you land in the node which describes list-colors-display.
Is that easy enough?



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