Commit bec1289c authored by Karl Heuer's avatar Karl Heuer

Fix punctuation; add some missing words.

Mention ALT along with the EDIT key.
parent 0e35bfd8
......@@ -27,7 +27,7 @@ the text.
The first thing that you need to know is how to move around from place
to place in the text. You already know how to move forward one screen,
with C-v. To move backwards one screen, type M-v (hold down the META key
and type v, or type <ESC>v if you do not have a META or EDIT key).
and type v, or type <ESC>v if you do not have a META, EDIT, or ALT key).
>> Try typing M-v and then C-v, a few times.
......@@ -86,7 +86,8 @@ time, so it would be of great benefit if you learn them now.
Each of text line ends with a Newline character, which serves to
separate it from the following line. The last line in your file ought
to have a Newline at the end (but Emacs does not require have one).
to have a Newline at the end (but Emacs does not require it to have
one).
>> Try to C-b at the beginning of a line. It should move to
the end of the previous line. This is because it moves back
......@@ -187,9 +188,9 @@ easily learn to use other advanced cursor motion commands as well.
Most Emacs commands accept a numeric argument; for most commands, this
serves as a repeat-count. The way you give a command a repeat count
is by typing C-u and then the digits before you type the command. If
you have a META or EDIT key, there is another alternative way to enter
a numeric argument: type the digits while holding down the META or
EDIT key. We recommend learning the C-u method because it works on
you have a META (or EDIT or ALT) key, there is another alternative way
to enter a numeric argument: type the digits while holding down the
META key. We recommend learning the C-u method because it works on
any terminal.
For instance, C-u 8 C-f moves forward eight characters.
......@@ -388,7 +389,7 @@ What do you do if you have some text you want to yank back, and then
you kill something else? C-y would yank the more recent kill. But
the previous text is not lost. You can get back to it using the M-y
command. After you have done C-y to get the most recent kill, typing
M-Y replaces that yanked text with the previous kill. Typing M-y
M-y replaces that yanked text with the previous kill. Typing M-y
again and again brings in earlier and earlier kills. When you have
reached the text you are looking for, you do not have to do anything to
keep it. Just go on with your editing, leaving the yanked text where
......@@ -688,7 +689,7 @@ editing modes you are in. The default mode is Fundamental which is
what you are using now. It is an example of a "major mode".
Emacs has many different major modes. Some of them are meant for
editing different languages and or kinds of text, such as Lisp mode,
editing different languages and/or kinds of text, such as Lisp mode,
Text mode, etc. At any time one and only one major mode is active,
and its name can always be found in the mode line just where
"Fundamental" is now.
......@@ -698,7 +699,7 @@ there are commands for creating comments in a program, and since each
programming language has a different idea of what a comment should
look like, each major mode has to insert comments differently. Each
major mode is the name of an extended command, which is how you can
switchto that mode. For example, M-x fundamental-mode is a command to
switch to that mode. For example, M-x fundamental-mode is a command to
switch to Fundamental mode.
If you are going to be editing English text, such as this file, you
......@@ -721,11 +722,11 @@ To view documentation on your current major mode, type C-h m.
>> Type C-x 1 to remove the documentation from the screen.
Major modes are called major because there are also minor modes.
Minor modes are not to the major modes, just minor modifications of
them. Each minor mode can be turned on or off by itself, independent
of all other minor modes, and independent of your major mode. So you
can use no minor modes, or one minor mode, or any combination of
several minor modes.
Minor modes are alternatives not to the major modes, just minor
modifications of them. Each minor mode can be turned on or off by
itself, independent of all other minor modes, and independent of your
major mode. So you can use no minor modes, or one minor mode, or any
combination of several minor modes.
One minor mode which is very useful, especially for editing English
text, is Auto Fill mode. When this mode is on, Emacs breaks the line
......@@ -938,7 +939,7 @@ very brief documentation--sufficient to remind you of commands you
have already learned.
Multi-character commands such as C-x C-s and (if you have no META or
EDIT key) <ESC>v are also allowed after C-h c.
EDIT or ALT key) <ESC>v are also allowed after C-h c.
To get more information about a command, use C-h k instead of C-h c.
......@@ -963,7 +964,7 @@ Here are some other useful C-h options:
all the commands whose names contain that keyword.
These commands can all be invoked with Meta-x.
For some commands, Command Apropos will also list a one
or two character sequence runs the same command.
or two character sequence which runs the same command.
>> Type C-h a file<Return>.
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