Enriched mode is a buffer-local minor mode (see Minor Modes).
When you visit a file that has been saved in the ‘
format, Emacs automatically enables Enriched mode, and applies the
formatting information in the file to the buffer text. When you save
a buffer with Enriched mode enabled, it is saved using the
text/enriched’ format, including the formatting information.
To create a new file of formatted text, visit the nonexistent file
and type M-x enriched-mode. This command actually toggles
Enriched mode. With a prefix argument, it enables Enriched mode if
the argument is positive, and disables Enriched mode otherwise. If
you disable Enriched mode, Emacs no longer saves the buffer using the
text/enriched’ format; any formatting properties that have been
added to the buffer remain in the buffer, but they are not saved to
Enriched mode does not save all Emacs text properties, only those
specified in the variable
enriched-translations. These include
properties for fonts, colors, indentation, and justification.
If you visit a file and Emacs fails to recognize that it is in the
text/enriched’ format, type M-x format-decode-buffer.
This command prompts for a file format, and re-reads the file in that
format. Specifying the ‘
text/enriched’ format automatically
enables Enriched mode.
To view a ‘
text/enriched’ file in raw form (as plain text with
markup tags rather than formatted text), use M-x
find-file-literally (see Visiting).
See Format Conversion in the Emacs Lisp
Reference Manual, for details of how Emacs recognizes and converts
file formats like ‘
text/enriched’. See Text Properties in the Emacs Lisp Reference Manual, for more information about