By default, when Supercite cites the original message for the first
time, it just goes ahead and inserts the reference header indexed by
sc-preferred-header-style. However, you may want to select
different reference headers based on the type of reply or forwarding
you are doing. You may also want to preview the reference header
before deciding whether to insert it into the reply buffer or
not. Supercite provides an optional electric reference mode
which you can drop into to give you this functionality.
If the variable
sc-electric-references-p is non-
Supercite will bring up an electric reference mode buffer and place you
into a recursive edit. The electric reference buffer is read-only, so
you cannot directly modify the reference text until you exit electric
references and insert the text into the reply buffer. But you can cycle
through all the reference header rewrite functions in your
You can also set a new preferred header style, jump to any header, or jump to the preferred header. The header will be shown in the electric reference buffer and the header index and function name will appear in the echo area.
The following commands are available while in electric reference mode (shown here with their default key bindings):
sc-eref-nextwhile viewing the last reference header in the list will wrap around to the first header.
sc-eref-prevwill wrap around to the last header.
sc-rewrite-header-list) can be specified as a numeric argument to the command. Otherwise, Supercite will query you for the index in the minibuffer.
sc-preferred-header-style) to the currently displayed header.
sc-eref-exit(C-j, <RET>, and <ESC> C-c)
Supercite will execute the hook
entering electric reference mode.