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Outline mode is a major mode similar to Text mode but intended for
editing outlines. It allows you to make parts of the text temporarily
invisible so that you can see just the overall structure of the
outline. Type `M-x outline-mode' to turn on Outline mode in the
When you enter Outline mode, Emacs calls with no arguments the value
of the variable `text-mode-hook', if that value exists and is not
`nil'; then it does the same with the variable `outline-mode-hook'.
When a line is invisible in outline mode, it does not appear on the
screen. The screen appears exactly as if the invisible line were
deleted, except that an ellipsis (three periods in a row) appears at
the end of the previous visible line (only one ellipsis no matter how
many invisible lines follow).
All editing commands treat the text of the invisible line as part of
the previous visible line. For example, `C-n' moves onto the next
visible line. Killing an entire visible line, including its
terminating newline, really kills all the following invisible lines as
well; yanking everything back yanks the invisible lines and they remain
- Outline FormatWhat the text of an outline looks like.
- Outline MotionSpecial commands for moving through outlines.
- Outline VisibilityCommands to control what is visible.
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