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Re: Text-Mode for a beginner

From: Peter Dyballa
Subject: Re: Text-Mode for a beginner
Date: Tue, 30 Oct 2007 11:15:03 +0100

Am 30.10.2007 um 04:29 schrieb John O'Connor:

Apologies if my question is of insufficiently cosmic importance.

Do you know the difference between a proportional spaced and a monospaced font? For the former the length of a line in some text editor has no meaning at all ...

You can set set fill-column to a large value, 99999 for example. Then line-breaks are most probably prevented (first break near column 99999). You can use local variables in that buffer like here:

        % Local Variables:
        % mode: LaTeX
        % fill-column: 160
        % coding: iso-latin-9
        % End:

Text fill (fill-paragraph, M-q) tries to balance a paragraph's text in the window. This has nothing to do with text processing as for example in (La)TeX. It just gives your eyes some candy.

(What is a "modern editor" and its behaviour in your belief? Do you understand that WYSIWYG and GNU Emacs are diametrically different concepts?)



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