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Re: [h-e-w] EmacsW32, gnuserv, pathes in .emacs

From: Alessandro Vesely
Subject: Re: [h-e-w] EmacsW32, gnuserv, pathes in .emacs
Date: Mon, 10 Jul 2006 11:17:02 +0200
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I also hit Emacs recently and had an experience similar to Christian's.

Eli Zaretskii wrote:

2) simple emacs-commandos like described in the tutorial in the emacs help menu

Do I understand correctly that the tutorial was good enough for this?

Yes, reading the tutorial I learned _how to walk_ through Emacs.
IME, the tutorial is some 200~300 lines too long.

3) more extensivly examples for typical editing tasks like search and replace, 
copy and paste, rectangle editing, ...and so on. only with examples newbies can 
see the possibilities of emacs

These are in the manual.  I think if you knew about the `i' command,
you would have found it with ease.  If you can afford that, please
read their description in the manual (e.g., type "i search-and-replace RET"
and read there), and tell whether the description is good enough for a
newbie who reads it for the first time.

In the tutorial, the info help system is mentioned toward the end,
at the point where a reader is likely to skip stuff that looks obvious.
Thus I never went into the manual. (In case you are curious, I went to
the Lisp tutorial after that, even if I had to download it on 21.3.)

Perhaps, the tutorial should propose exercises that involve using C-h i.
For example, the tutorial explains incremental search in detail. Instead,
it might explain how to go into the Emacs manual and read that, pushing
the reader for really doing it in that very moment and then continue.

BTW, shouldn't the help screen come in a new frame?

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