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From: Austin Frank <austin.frank@gmail.com>
To: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Re: desirability of boxquote-style snippets for helping new users
Date: Thu, 15 Jan 2009 21:32:53 -0500	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <m0mydsugiy.fsf@gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: 20524da70901151741n2ee14a3fta28b32b32d45b132@mail.gmail.com

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On Thu, Jan 15 2009, Samuel Wales wrote:

> I have noticed more people using boxquote and similar ways of setting
> off code.  This makes it pretty and makes it stand out, both of which
> are good things.
> [snip]
> What do you think?

For anyone using gnus, I think a good alternative is to use
message-mark-inserted region.  Select a region and hit C-c M-m to get

--8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---
a region set apart in this manner.
--8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---

If you use a prefix on the command, C-u C-c M-m, you get slrn style
verbatim marks,

resulting in a region set a part in this manner.

Gnus gives nice highlighting in buffers containing sections like these.
Even for mail readers that don't recognize them, I think at least the
first is a good way of setting examples apart from the rest of the text.

FWIW, I do like boxquote for quoting excerpts from Info pages.  On an
info page, put some text into the kill ring (I use kill-ring-save, which
is M-w in my setup).  Then call M-x boxquote-info.

,----[ (info "(message)Insertion") ]
| `C-c M-m'
|      Mark some region in the current article with enclosing tags.  See
|      `message-mark-insert-begin' and `message-mark-insert-end'.  When
|      called with a prefix argument, use slrn style verbatim marks
|      (`#v+' and `#v-').

Just my $0.02.

Austin Frank
GPG Public Key (D7398C2F): http://aufrank.net/personal.asc

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  parent reply	other threads:[~2009-01-16  2:33 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 7+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2009-01-16  1:41 desirability of boxquote-style snippets for helping new users Samuel Wales
2009-01-16  2:13 ` Matthew Lundin
2009-01-16  2:32 ` Austin Frank [this message]
2009-01-16  3:34   ` Matthew Lundin
2009-01-16  4:41 ` Kevin Rodgers
2023-08-18 20:46   ` Samuel Wales
2009-01-16  9:56 ` Tassilo Horn

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