Emacs is distributed with printable reference cards.

A file, `refcard.tex’ (and `’ in PostScript format), which gives most of the keybindings for basic editing.

If you do not have access to TeX or some sort of PostScript interpreter like GhostScript?, then has PDF versions of this, an XEmacs card, and one for AdvancedDeskCalculator as well.

An alternate Emacs reference card is available at as a PDF file.

I generated an Emacs 22 reference card from refcard.tex. Available at

Emacs 23 comes with a number of refcards, in tex and pdf format. Most of them can be located from inside emacs with M-x locate refcard. These cards are meant to be printed and folded so as to provide a quick reference sheet to the most common shortcuts of emacs and its extensions.

  refcard.pdf -- english
  fr-refcard.pdf -- french
  de-refcard.pdf -- german
  pl-refcard.pdf -- polish
  ru-refcard.pdf -- russian
  cs-refcard.pdf -- czech
  pt-br-refcard.pdf -- portuguese
  survival.tex -- another reference card for emacs (2-fold)
  dired-ref.pdf -- reference card for dired
  calccard.pdf -- reference card for calc mode
  orgcard.pdf -- reference card for org mode
  gnus-refcard.pdf -- reference card for gnus
  gnus-booklet.pdf -- extended list of shortcuts for gnus
  vipcard.tex -- reference card for VIP, also known as vi-mode
  vipercard.tex -- reference card for viper mode
  tex-ref.pdf.gz -- reference card for auctex

Other refcards include {fr,sk,cs}-dired-ref.pdf, {fr,sk,cs}-survival.tex.

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