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Re: Emacs setup assistants

From: Jon Ericson
Subject: Re: Emacs setup assistants
Date: Thu, 20 May 2004 12:05:37 -0700
User-agent: Gnus/5.1006 (Gnus v5.10.6) XEmacs/21.5 (celeriac, cygwin32)

"Eli Zaretskii" <address@hidden> writes:

> I think we might be miscommunicating.  The text I had in mind was
> normal text that we see even today in the Customize buffer.  For
> example, here is the text we see at the beginning of that buffer:
>     This is a customization buffer for group Emacs.
>     `Raised' buttons show active fields; type RET or click mouse-1
>     on an active field to invoke its action.  Editing an option value
>     changes the text in the buffer; invoke the State button and
>     choose the Set operation to set the option value.
>     Invoke Help for more information.
> We could have similar text fragments that guide the user thru the
> setup process.

By the way, the above text reminds me of:


Executive summary: too much text tends to confuse people who just want
to setup their program to read mail, edit a document or whatever.


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