(emacs)Outline Visibility

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Outline Visibility Commands

   The other special commands of outline mode are used to make lines
visible or invisible.  Their names all start with `hide' or `show'.
Most of them fall into pairs of opposites.  They are not undoable;
instead, you can undo right past them.  Making lines visible or
invisible is simply not recorded by the undo mechanism.

`M-x hide-body'
     Make all body lines in the buffer invisible.

`M-x show-all'
     Make all lines in the buffer visible.

`C-c C-h'
     Make everything under this heading invisible, not including this
     heading itself

`C-c C-s'
     Make everything under this heading visible, including body,
     subheadings, and their bodies (`show-subtree').

`M-x hide-leaves'
     Make the body of this heading line, and of all its subheadings,

`M-x show-branches'
     Make all subheadings of this heading line, at all levels, visible.

`C-c C-i'
     Make immediate subheadings (one level down) of this heading line
     visible (`show-children').

`M-x hide-entry'
     Make this heading line's body invisible.

`M-x show-entry'
     Make this heading line's body visible.

   Two commands that are exact opposites are `M-x hide-entry' and `M-x
show-entry'.  They are used with point on a heading line, and apply
only to the body lines of that heading.  The subtopics and their bodies
are not affected.

   Two more powerful opposites are `C-c C-h' (`hide-subtree') and `C-c
C-s' (`show-subtree').  Both expect to be used when point is on a
heading line, and both apply to all the lines of that heading's
"subtree": its body, all its subheadings, both direct and indirect, and
all of their bodies.  In other words, the subtree contains everything
following this heading line, up to and not including the next heading of
the same or higher rank.

   Intermediate between a visible subtree and an invisible one is having
all the subheadings visible but none of the body.  There are two
commands for doing this, depending on whether you want to hide the
bodies or make the subheadings visible.  They are `M-x hide-leaves' and
`M-x show-branches'.

   A little weaker than `show-branches' is `C-c C-i' (`show-children').
It makes just the direct subheadings visible--those one level down.
Deeper subheadings remain invisible, if they were invisible.

   Two commands have a blanket effect on the whole file.  `M-x
hide-body' makes all body lines invisible, so that you see just the
outline structure.  `M-x show-all' makes all lines visible.  These
commands can be thought of as a pair of opposites even though `M-x
show-all' applies to more than just body lines.

   You can turn off the use of ellipses at the ends of visible lines by
setting `selective-display-ellipses' to `nil'.  Then there is no
visible indication of the presence of invisible lines.

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