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Re: Indenting paragraphs manually

From: Dani Moncayo
Subject: Re: Indenting paragraphs manually
Date: Mon, 7 Mar 2011 08:32:19 +0100

On Mon, Mar 7, 2011 at 06:04, Le Wang <address@hidden> wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 6, 2011 at 7:47 PM, Dani Moncayo <address@hidden> wrote:
>> Yes, I know that way of indenting several lines, but IMO it's too
>> laborious. I'd like to have a more agile way.
>  My comment about cua-mode rectangles seems to have gottel lost in the
> shuffle.   IMO, this is the "agile" way to get exactly what you want.
> 1. evaluate (assuming you want no part of cua bindings)
> (setq cua-enable-cua-keys 'emacs)
>   ;; <kp-enter> rotates around the rectangle corners, if "RET" gets
> overriden
> (cua-selection-mode 1)
> 2. select region you want, press C-enter, and your selection becomes a
> rectangle.   If the point isn't on the left side of the rectangle, press
> Enter until it moves there.
> 3. press Tab, space, backspace, whatever to change the indentation.  cua-mod
> rectangle remains selected.
> --
> Le

Sorry for missing your advice, Le.

Indeed your way works and it's ease to use.

Anyway, It seems that the behavior of <TAB> is broken in the trunk,
and also in Emacs 23, so that when that is fixed, we'll be able to
indent paragraphs (in text mode), the way I was expecting (and is

Thanks for your advice!

Dani Moncayo

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