[TxMt] Re: howto help: new user can't figure out HTML completion

Jacob Rus jrus at hcs.harvard.edu
Mon Sep 25 04:34:57 UTC 2006

Textmate List User Ivy wrote:
> Folks,
> I'm watching Putting Flickr on Rails
> (http://www.rubyonrails.com/screencasts) and see the presenter using
> TextMate with completion for a new HTML file. Great! How do I "turn it
> on"?

To imitate that screencast, you want to:

1. type doctype⇥ (that's "doctype", then the tab key), then select the 
doctype from the list that pops up.
2. go down a bit, and type html ⌃< (that's type "html", then press 
ctrl-shift-, if you're on a US keyboard layout)
3. type head⇥ (again "head" + tab key)
4. type the page title, and press ⇥ again
5. etc. etc.

There's no "turning on" you need to do.  It's all a combination of 
commands and snippets, using tab triggers and regular keyboard shortcuts.


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