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Re: Indenting paragraphs manually


From: Dani Moncayo
Subject: Re: Indenting paragraphs manually
Date: Sun, 6 Mar 2011 20:42:57 +0100

On Sun, Mar 6, 2011 at 20:27, Teemu Likonen <address@hidden> wrote:
> * 2011-03-06 20:17 (+0100), Dani Moncayo wrote:
>
>> The way you've mentioned works, but IMO it has two drawbacks:
>>  - It is a bit cumbersome to type C-u _number_ C-x <TAB> each time you
>> want to indent a paragraph.
>>  - It is not "interactive": i.e. Many times you don't know beforehand
>> the value of _number_. So,
>>    it would be nice if you could make several indentations in a row
>> while seeing the new position
>>    of the text at the end of each one.
>
> You can type "C-x TAB" once and then repeat it with "C-x z".
>

Indeed, that is another solution, but IMO has it's own drawbacks:
 - As shown, the indentation is made by steps of 1 space.
 - If you use a prefix argument (to avoid the above problem), it
becomes cumbersome.

The complexity of this method is also higher than having a simple,
easy to type command that indents the region to the next tab stop and
can be repeated several times in a row.

-- 
Dani Moncayo



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