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Indent Tabs Mode

By default, Emacs inserts tabs in place of multiple spaces when it formats a region. (For example, you might indent many lines of text all at once with the  indent-region command.) Tabs look fine on a terminal or with ordinary printing, but they produce badly indented output when you use @TeX{} or Texinfo since @TeX{} ignores tabs.

The following turns off Indent Tabs mode:

;;; Prevent Extraneous Tabs
(setq-default indent-tabs-mode nil)

Note that this line uses  setq-default rather than the  setq command that we have see before. The  setq-default command sets values only in buffers that do not have their own local values for the variable.

See sections "Tabs vs. Spaces" and "Local Variables in Files" in The GNU Emacs Manual.

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