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Re: Indenting paragraphs manually

From: Harry Putnam
Subject: Re: Indenting paragraphs manually
Date: Sat, 05 Mar 2011 16:23:23 -0600
User-agent: Gnus/5.110014 (No Gnus v0.14) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Andrea Crotti <address@hidden> writes:

> So you're misunderstanding the use of TAB in this case.
> TAB indents, but "smartly", so it actually never really inserts a tab
> (apart maybe some modes where this is the good thing to do)

Skipping for a moment that you already showed a way to do this in
rectangle mode....

If one were to actually insert a TAB with C-q C-i... then should the
action this string describes work?:
   In text modes, <TAB> inserts some combination of space and tab
   characters to advance point to the next tab stop (*note Tab Stops).
   If the region is active and spans multiple lines, it advances the first
   character of each of those lines to the next tab stop (*note Using
   Region).  [...]

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