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You can use emacs to maintain documents with an outline structure. You can use outline mode to work out the structure of a document or web. Especially useful is the ability to hide whole sections of an outline temporarily, so you can work on the upper levels of the structure while not worrying about the lower levels.
We assume you understand certain emacs basics. For
C-x means hold down the
control key and press
M-x means to hold down
alt while pressing
For general information about emacs, see the companion publication, The emacs text editor.
Each part of an outline consists of a heading line optionally followed by body lines.
A heading line is the title of one section of your outline.
Heading lines must start with one or more asterisk
Any lines that don't start with asterisks are considered to be body lines attached to the preceding heading line.