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Re: change spaces indent in text mode?


From: Tim X
Subject: Re: change spaces indent in text mode?
Date: Sat, 30 Jan 2010 13:39:17 +1100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1.91 (gnu/linux)

Brendan Miller <address@hidden> writes:

> Great, thanks!
>
> The only problem I have, is that m-i seems to indent by 8 spaces. I
> tried putting
>
> (setq tab-width 4) in my .emacs, but that doesn't seem to change
> anything... is m-i controlled by a different variable?
>
> On Fri, Jan 29, 2010 at 11:39 AM, Teemu Likonen <address@hidden> wrote:
>> * 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
>> difference.
>>
>
>

You missed the critical phrase in  Teemu's response i.e.

"you want to go to next tab stop, as defined in tab-stop-list variable,"

,----[ C-h v tab-stop-list RET ]
| tab-stop-list is a variable defined in `indent.el'.
| Its value is 
| (4 8 12 16 20 24 28 32 36 40 44 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76)
| 
| 
|   This variable is safe as a file local variable if its value
|   satisfies the predicate `listp'.
| 
| Documentation:
| List of tab stop positions used by `tab-to-tab-stop'.
| This should be a list of integers, ordered from smallest to largest.
| 
| You can customize this variable.
`----
The 'default' emacs version jumps by 8 spaces per tab stop.

Tim


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