VM User's Manual. Node: Paging

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3.2: Paging

Typing SPC during a message preview exposes the body of the message. If the message was new or previously unread, it will be flagged ``read''. At this point you can use SPC to scroll forward, and b or DEL to scroll backward a windowful of text at a time. A prefix argument n applied to these commands causes VM to scroll forward or backward n lines. Typing space at the end of a message moves you to the next message. If the value of vm-auto-next-message is nil, SPC will not move to the next message; you must type n explicitly.

If the value of vm-honor-page-delimiters is non-nil, VM will recognize and honor page delimiters. This means that when you scroll through a document, VM will display text only up to the next page delimiter. Text after the delimiter will be hidden until you type another SPC, at which point the text preceding the delimiter will become hidden. The Emacs variable page-delimiter determines what VM will consider to be a page delimiter.

You can ``unread'' a message (so to speak) by typing U (vm-unread-message). The current message will be flagged unread.

Sometimes you will receive messages that contain lines that are too long to fit on your screen without wrapping. If you set vm-fill-paragraphs-containing-long-lines to a positive numeric value N, VM will call fill-paragraph on all paragraphs that contain lines spanning N columns or more. As with other things VM does that modifies the way the message looks on the screen, this does not change message contents. VM copies the message contents to a ``presentation'' buffer before altering them. The fill column that VM uses is controlled by vm-paragraph-fill-column. Unlike the Emacs variable fill-column, this variable is not buffer-local by default.

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