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Forms Mode

   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

   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

Forms Example
An example: editing the password data base.
Entering and Exiting Forms Mode
How to visit a file in Forms mode.
Forms Commands
Special commands to use while in Forms mode.
Data File Format
How to format the data file.
Control File Format
How to control forms mode.
Format Description
How to define the forms layout.
Modifying Forms Contents
How to modify.
Forms mode messages and other remarks.
Error Messages
List of error messages forms mode can produce.
Long Example
A more complex control file example.
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Index to this manual.

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