Using emacs Menus to Spell-Check

Using emacs Menus to Spell-Check

Spell-checking is good. Learning to use emacs menus is good. And in emacs, learning to spell-check also allows you to familiarize yourself with emacs menus. Use , then a key letter of each menu, menu item, and submenu as needed to navigate through the menus. (You'll see hints and prompts at the bottom of the screen, as shown in Figure 4.19.) Follow along to use the menus to spell-check your file.

Figure 4.19. Navigating emacs menus isn't exactly intuitive, but it's straightforward after you get started.

To Use emacs Menus to Spell-Check:


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For starters, fire up emacs and a specific file.


Press to access the menus.



Next, type the first letter of the menu you wantthis example uses t for Tools for now.



Try 0 (zero) for spell-checking.


Press and enjoy your spell-check.


  • Use to back out of places (like menu selection choices) you do not want to be.

  • Reading and following along with the tips onscreen is essential to having a happy life (or a tolerable coexistence) with emacs.

Unix(c) Visual Quickstart Guide
UNIX, Third Edition
ISBN: 0321442458
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2006
Pages: 251

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