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The commands of Forms mode belong to the `C-c' prefix, with one
exception: TAB, which moves to the next field. Forms mode uses
different key maps for normal mode and read-only mode. In read-only
Forms mode, you can access most of the commands without the `C-c'
prefix, but you must type ordinary letters instead of control
characters; for example, type `n' instead of `C-c C-n'.
Show the next record (`forms-next-record'). With a prefix
argument N, show the Nth next record.
Show the previous record (`forms-prev-record'). With a prefix
argument N, show the Nth previous record.
Jump to a record by number (`forms-jump-record'). Specify the
record number with a prefix argument.
Jump to the first record (`forms-first-record').
Jump to the last record (`forms-last-record'). This command also
recalculates the number of records in the data file.
Jump to the next field in the current record (`forms-next-field').
With a numeric argument N, jump forward N fields. If this command
would move past the last field, it wraps around to the first field.
Toggles read-only mode (`forms-toggle-read-only'). In read-only
Forms mode, you cannot edit the fields; most Forms mode commands
can be accessed without the prefix `C-c' if you use the normal
letter instead (for example, type `n' instead of `C-c C-n'). In
edit mode, you can edit the fields and thus change the contents of
the data base; you must begin Forms mode commands with `C-c'.
Switching to edit mode is allowed only if you have write access to
the data file.
Create a new record and insert it before the current record
(`forms-insert-record'). It starts out with empty (or default)
contents for its fields; you can then edit the fields. With a
prefix argument, the new record is created *after* the current one.
See also `forms-modified-record-filter' in Note: Modifying Forms
Delete the current record (`forms-delete-record'). You are
prompted for confirmation before the record is deleted unless a
prefix argument has been provided.
`C-c C-s REGEXP RET'
Search for REGEXP in all records following this one
(`forms-search'). If found, this record is shown. If you give an
empty argument, the previous regexp is used again.
Similar to `forms-next-field' but moves backwards.
In addition, commands such as `C-x C-s' (`save-buffer') and `M-x
revert-buffer' are useful in Forms mode just as in other modes.
The following function key definitions are set up in Forms mode
(whether read-only or not):
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