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Getting Started With XEmacs

Emacs is the extensible, customizable, self-documenting real-time display editor. This Info file will help you get started on using XEmacs. It corresponds to XEmacs version 19.13.

Introduction  Introduction to XEmacs editor
Indices, nodes containing large menus
Key (Character) Index  An item for each standard Emacs key sequence.
Command and Function Index  An item for each command and function name
Variable Index  An item for each variable in User-Guide
Concept Index  An item for the concepts introduced
Entering, Exiting and Editing Emacs
1. Entering and Exiting Emacs  Starting Emacs from the shell and Exiting
2. XEmacs Windows and Menus  Description of Pull-down menus
3. Basic Editing Commands  Basic Editing commands
Other Features of XEmacs
4. Customize key bindings and menus  Customize Emacs menus and keybindings
5. Help  Help menu and other help commands
6. Major and Minor Modes  Major and Minor modes in XEmacs
7. Files  Visiting, Saving and Listing Files
8. Other Customizations  Customizing Variables, Modes, etc
9. Selecting and Moving Text  Selecting text and moving text
10. Searching and Replacing  Searching and Replacing text
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Entering and Exiting Emacs
1.1 Entering Emacs  Entering Emacs from the shell
1.2 Emacs Frame  Basic information about the XEmacs Frame
1.3 Exiting Emacs  
1.4 The Mode Line  Interpreting the mode line.
1.5 The Echo Area  Bottom of the frame where you interact with Emacs.
XEmacs Windows and Menus
2.1 XEmacs Windows  Manipulating XEmacs Windows
2.2 XEmacs Pull-down Menus  Description of XEmacs Pull-down Menus
Pull-down menus
2.2.1 The File Menu  Items on the File Menu
2.2.2 The Edit Menu  Items on the Edit Menu
2.2.3 The Options Menu  Items on the Options Menu
2.2.4 The Buffers Menu  Items on the Buffers Menu
2.2.5 The Help Menu  The Help Menu at the extreme right on the frame
Basic Editing Commands
3.1 Inserting Text  Insert text in Emacs by simply typing at the cursor position.
3.2 Moving Around  Moving Around the cursor in the buffer,
3.3 Erasing Text  Different commands for erasing text
3.4 Giving Numeric Arguments  Giving Numeric Arguments to commands
3.5 Undoing Changes  Undoing Changes made by mistake
Customize key bindings and menus
4.1 Customize key bindings  Changing Key Bindings
4.2 Customizing Menus  Adding, Deleting, Enabling and Disabling Menus
Help
5.1 Help menu  Items on the Help Menu
Major and Minor Modes
6.1 Major Modes  Choosing Major Modes
6.2 Minor Modes  Auto-Fill, Abbrev and other minor modes
Emacs Files
7.1 File Names  How to type and edit file name arguments.
7.2 Visiting Files  Visiting a file prepares Emacs to edit the file.
7.3 Saving Files  How to save Emacs files.
Other Customizations
8.1 Other Customizations  Customizing Emacs variables
8.2 Init File Examples  Some examples of Lisp expressions in init.el file
Selecting and Moving Text
9.1 Setting the Mark  Select a region of text by setting the Mark
9.2 Selecting Text with Mouse  
9.3 Operating on the Region  Various ways to operate on a selected text
9.4 Moving Text  
9.5 Accumulating Text  Accumulating Text from several buffers
No sub menu for the node search and replace



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