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Forms mode is an Emacs major mode for working with simple textual
data bases in a forms-oriented manner. In Forms mode, the information
in these files is presented in an Emacs window in a user-defined format,
one record at a time. The user can view records or modify their
Forms mode is not a simple major mode, but requires two files to do
its job: a control file and a data file. The data file holds the
actual data to be presented. The control file describes how to present
- Forms Example
- An example: editing the password data base.
- Entering and Exiting Forms Mode
How to visit a file in Forms mode.
- Forms Commands
- Special commands to use while in Forms mode.
- Data File Format
- How to format the data file.
- Control File Format
- How to control forms mode.
- Format Description
- How to define the forms layout.
- Modifying Forms Contents
- How to modify.
- Forms mode messages and other remarks.
- Error Messages
- List of error messages forms mode can produce.
- Long Example
- A more complex control file example.
- Thanks everyone.
- Index to this manual.
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