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Re: How do you normally type text in emacs?


From: Steven Woody
Subject: Re: How do you normally type text in emacs?
Date: Tue, 02 Aug 2005 00:09:39 +0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.110004 (No Gnus v0.4) Emacs/21.4 (gnu/linux)

Neon Absentius <address@hidden> writes:

> On Sun, Jul 31, 2005 at 04:31:45PM +0400, rincewind wrote:
>> How do you normally type plain English text in emacs?
>
> I normally use a keyboard :).
>
>> It appears that emacs either doesn't break lines at all (i.e., it 
>> just wraps a line if it exceeds the screen width, disregarding 
>> word boundaries), or inserts newlines when you run 'fill' command! 
>> Or Fundamental is not a proper mode for exiting text (which mode I 
>> need, then)?
>
> The proper mode for editing text is text-mode.
> If you give the extension ".txt" to your files 
> then emacs automatically turns on the text mode.
>
>> 
>> How can I make emacs automatically format paragraphs visually, 
>> without breaking words and without inserting newlines?
>
> The "fill" functions do not break words but they
> do insert newlines. I think that what you looking 
> for ("soft" breaks) is accomplished by the package 

i can only see two possibilities, wrap the text or 'newline' it. is the "soft
break" the 3rd one? what is it?

> "longlines.el". Have a look
>
> http://www.emacswiki.org/cgi-bin/wiki/longlines.el
>
> hth
>
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