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As you write, you may find it convenient to place a bookmark at certain points in your text so you can conveniently return at some future point. Emacs allows you to set, remove, and name bookmarks.

If you're using the graphical (GUI) version of emacs, the bookmarks functions are available to you under the Edit->Bookmarks menu. Otherwise, remember the following commands (the lisp-function is available to you by hitting M-x and the name of the function, i.e M-x bookmark-jump).

Figure 6: Bookmarks
\begin{figure}\begin{tabular}{lll} Action & Keystroke & Lisp Function \\
...mark-jump) Delete Bookmark & &

Randall Wood 2011-03-31