Emacs 22 reference card

There are lots of Emacs reference cards out there online, but I couldn’t manage to find one for Emacs 22 (the latest development version) in a couple of minutes of web searching so I generated one from the TeX source file that comes with Emacs:


Emacs 22 reference card (PDF)

Here’s how I generated it on my Mac with teTeX, Ghostscript, and Emacs 22 installed from Fink:

tex /sw/share/emacs/22.0.50/etc/refcard.tex 
dvips -t letter -t landscape -o refcard.ps refcard.dvi
ps2pdf refcard.ps

Update 2006-04-11

For people who had trouble opening the PDF in Adobe Acrobat, try this PDF and let me know if it works. I used ps2pdf14 to generate it, which spits out a newer version of the PDF standard, which perhaps Acrobat can deal with better. I also uploaded a PostScript file and a DVI file, in case one of those works better for people. If you try them, please leave a comment below and at reddit.

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14 thoughts on “Emacs 22 reference card

  1. The PDF doesn’t work in Acrobat 6; most of the text is not visible, though it will copy and paste. It probably has something to do with the embedded font fragments.

  2. Strange. As you can see, I used standard tools like teTeX and ps2pdf. And the folks on programming.reddit.com reported that it doesn’t work in Acrobat but it does work with Preview.app, kpdf, xpdf, evince, and GSview.

    If anyone knows how to fix this for Acrobat, let me know and I’ll update it so that it will be useful to more people.

  3. For those who had trouble opening the PDF in Acrobat (! :-)), please check out the newly uploaded PDF mentioned above and let me know if it works.

  4. Yup, first one ng in Linux/Adobe Reader 7.0.5,
    but the second one is fine.

  5. Same result here on Linux with acroread-7.0.5 – first PDF looks completely wrong, but second one looks fine.

  6. I just wanted to say thanks for your link here, this is going to be really usefull for me now that I’m learning emacs!

  7. Thanks again, Marc. I had the same problem as your other commenters in that the first pdf didn’t work on my Linux Ubuntu with all the latest upgrades etc. 2nd was ok but ran off the bottom of the page because of margin issues — “third time was a charm”.
    BTW, are you ever in the Washington DC area? I play keyboards professionally — 30s-40s standards yadda and enjoy working with guitarists.


  8. Would it be possible to have a version in portrait orientation? Otherwise it’s really useful.

  9. Thanks for the card. I’ve just tried both in Acrobat, second did work fine.

  10. Thanks for this! I’ve stuck it on the side of my computer.

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