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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 contents.
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 it.
|1. Forms Example||An example: editing the password data base.|
|2. Entering and Exiting Forms Mode||How to visit a file in Forms mode.|
|3. Forms Commands||Special commands to use while in Forms mode.|
|4. Data File Format||How to format the data file.|
|5. Control File Format||How to control forms mode.|
|6. The Format Description||How to define the forms layout.|
|7. Modifying The Forms Contents||How to modify.|
|8. Miscellaneous||Forms mode messages and other remarks.|
|9. Error Messages||List of error messages forms mode can produce.|
|10. Long Example||A more complex control file example.|
|11. Credits||Thanks everyone.|
|Index||Index to this manual.|