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Re: Simple emacs setup for general prose?


From: rusi
Subject: Re: Simple emacs setup for general prose?
Date: Thu, 17 Mar 2011 11:31:44 -0700 (PDT)
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On Mar 8, 11:44 pm, bclark76 <address@hidden> wrote:
> I'd like to edit prose using emacs.  Is there a mode where I can
> smoothly type prose?
>
> I want paragraphs to look like this:
>
> *TAB*Here is the start of a paragraph that I want emacs to autofill.
> notice how it begins with a tab character on the first line, and the
> second and subsequent lines do not start with the tab character.
> this ALMOST seems possible using M-x text then M-x fill, but
> unfortunately my paragraphs come out as below.
>
> *TAB*The preceeding tab actually gets converted to spaces which
> *TAB*I do not want.  I also don't want this line to be indented at
> all!
> *TAB*If I want emacs to format this paragraph the way I want, I have
> *TAB*to manually delete the tab ( which has actually been converted
> *TAB*to spaces ) on the second line before continuing to type.
>
> *TAB*I want to be able to end my paragraph by pressing RET twice
> followed by a TAB and have the paragraph automatically auto filled to
> appear as this one.
>
> Thanks, and sorry for the NOOB question.

How about this?
M-x text-mode
M-x visual-line-mode

Probably wont work on emacs versions < 23


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