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Re: Emacs Manual: Editing Format Information

From: Devon
Subject: Re: Emacs Manual: Editing Format Information
Date: Wed, 7 Nov 2001 10:55:18 -0500 (EST)

   > A separate question now occurs to me.
   > Are all the menu-only commands documented?

   Documented in what way?  Try "C-h k" followed by menu selection of
   one of these, and you will see its documentation.

   If you mean ``documented in the manual'', then no, they aren't.
   Menu-bar bindings are generally not documented in the manual, since
   they should be self-explanatory, especially now that they pop tooltips
   with additional help text.

Please make it your policy to be nice to mouseless users.
Keyboard-only users need access to all functionality.
Nowhere in the manual should a user be directed to mouse menus
without reference to keyboard access.  This is important.

   > ...I suggest the two display commands documented in this node
   > refer to the M-x keyboard commands that directly invoke them.
   > As published they cannot be found without reading lisp code.

   If you mean list-faces-display and list-colors-display, then they are
   documented elsewhere in the manual, where the user would more
   naturally look for them.

A focus group might give a different opinion on the ease of
hunting them down in a manual lacking their real names.
This is now fixed in this particular case but there may be others.

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