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Re: change spaces indent in text mode?

From: Teemu Likonen
Subject: Re: change spaces indent in text mode?
Date: Fri, 29 Jan 2010 21:39:55 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1 (gnu/linux)

* 2010-01-29 11:28 (-0800), Brendan Miller wrote:

> When I hit tab in text mode, it indents by 5 spaces. How do I change
> that? Setting tab-width doesn't seem to do the right thing.

TAB key in text-mode indents to the columns of previous line's words. If
you want to go to next tab stop, as defined in tab-stop-list variable,
use M-i. For example, first write a line like this:

    Here     are    some                     words.

Then press TAB key a couple of times on the next line. Then go to the
beginning of line and press M-i a couple of times. You should see the

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