AUCTeX is a package for writing (La)TeX, ConTeXt, docTeX and TeXinfo in Emacs and XEmacs.

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Setup SyncTeX with Emacs

I want to setup SyncTeX with Emacs, or, more specifically, with AUCTeX, and Evince in Ubuntu. How can I do that? I would like both forward search (from source to output) and inverse search (from ...
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Mavericks upgrade screwed up my pdflatex (command not found)

so everything was working fine ... until i upgraded to os x mavericks (version 10.9.2) a couple days ago. using emacs version 24.3 (9.0) auctex version 11.87.3 after upgrade, tried to compile and ...
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Useful shortcuts or key bindings or predefined commands for emacs+AUCTeX

On of the problems I've encountered with emacs in general, and with the defaults key bindings in particular, is the diversity. There are simply so many of them, that sometimes, at the end of the day, ...
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What is your favorite Emacs and/or AUCTeX command/trick?

What is your favorite Emacs and/or AUCTeX command/trick? The point here is that I don't know what I don't know. I'm an Emacs and AUCTeX user looking to improve my Emacs & AUCTeX use, especially ...
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Click on package name to open corresponding style file?

I think it would be super if, in my LaTeX editor, I could click on the name of package... \usepackage{blob} ... and the corresponding style file, blob.sty, would be opened. Do any LaTeX editors ...
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Uninformative error message when using AUCTeX

I often have this error when using AUCTeX: "TeX-error: Error occured after last TeX file closed" However, when running for instance pdflatex on the command line, I have a proper error message. But ...
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Emacs AUCTeX View command

I need help using the View command in AUCTeX running in Emacs. This is essential for viewing PDFs and without it I can not make TeX documents. In my .emacs file I have the following (which was created ...
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AucTeX extension for TikZ

Is there an AucTeX extension which supports the TikZ syntax and that one of the tkz-collection as well? In particular I want thinks like: syntax highlighting proper indentation that ...
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AUCTeX and XeTeX

I use Emacs+AUCTeX to write my *-tex. Using the PDF mode, I can run pdfTeX automatically with the C-c C-c command. However, I don't see a way to run XeTeX automatically, or even set up a command ...
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How can I make AUCTeX use the spelling dictionary in the same language as babel is loaded with?

Is it possible to setup AUCTeX so that it loads the spelling dictionary in the same language as the language used by babel? For example, is it possible to load the Danish ispell dictionary when a ...
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Emacs, RefTeX and Cleveref – can they work together?

Trying to look for an answer in the net yielded only one questions and one answer which I could neither understand nor use. On tex.stackexchange I found only this question which was answered but I'm ...
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Launching an external PDF viewer from Emacs/AUCTeX on a Mac OSX fails.

I am trying to set Emacs/AUCTeX to invoke an external PDF viewer so I can view the document output, preferably with source correlation via SyncTeX. AUCTeX, by default, suggested evince file.pdf; ...
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How to make `latexmk` run the appropriate amount of times

System: Ubuntu 13.04, Texlive2012, Emacs 24.something, I run Emacs from the terminal and not the GUI, and I have server mode on in Emacs. When compiling my latex documents, I use AucTeX in emacs to ...
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AUCTeX's csquotes integration does not work together with babel

I use the AUCTeX feature to expand " into csquotes macros. To enable it I have put the following in my .emacs: ;; " expands into csquotes macros (setq LaTeX-csquotes-close-quote "}" ...
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How can I make AUCTeX use the spelling dictionary in the same language as polyglossia is loaded with?

Is it possible to setup AUCTeX so that it loads the spelling dictionary in the same language as the language used by polyglossia? For example, is it possible to load the Danish ispell dictionary when ...
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Preview TikZ figure in AUCTeX?

I am using AUCTeX on Emacs. Recently I began to draw pics using TikZ, but the problem is AUCTeX doesn't generate preview of this environment. (However, it does generate preview for the general figure ...
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Folding braces in Emacs/AucTeX

I have some code looking like this: 142 \newcommand*\john[2]{ 143 blah blah blah blah 144 blah blah 145 blah blah blah 146 blah 147 } 148 149 \newcommand*\peter[3]{ 150 blah blah ...
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pdflatex fails within Emacs.app, but works in terminal

LaTeX rookie here. I'm running OS X 10.7 with Emacs 24, Auctex 11.86 and TexLive 2011 via MacTex. When i run LaTeX through Emacs in the terminal it outputs my test.tex as test.pdf just fine. ...
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AUCTeX – new commands recognized as such

Many non-base commands, quite used today, are not recognized as such by AUCTeX. This is understandable as not everyone will use them, and not every time. I'm thinking about commands like ...
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More fine grained syntax highlighting in Emacs/AUCTeX

I'm using Emacs with AUCTeX to do all my LaTeX. When it comes to syntax highlighting it seems that all mathematics is by default just orange. Do you know of a mode or package that adds some more fine ...
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Cleveref: AUCTeX and RefTeX set-up

How can I set up cleveref to work with AUCTeX and RefTeX? I have tried the advice on Emacs, RefTeX and Cleveref – can they work together? but it didn't work. Additionally, when I hit enter, \ref{} ...
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get emacs to automatically use biber instead of bibtex

I was reading the question titled Customizing emacs to use biblatex-biber instead of bibtex. In that question, user @PLK mentions that as of auctex 11.87, auctex should automatically check if you are ...
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emacs/aquamacs + latex/auctex: how to define one's own environments or commands?

I work with Aquamacs (emacs on Mac OS X; latest version) to compile .tex documents. Although AUCTeX provides environments such as enumerate etc., I would like to define a shortcut/macro to get my own ...
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Auctex TOC with multifile document

I'm writing my PhD thesis with LaTeX-Sweave and I use EMACS with AucTex and ESS. I have a master file (master.tex) and some slave files and my question is about the use of the TOC in the slave files. ...
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AUCTeX changes name of pdf file when compiling with LuaTeX

I'm using AUCTeX with emacs 24.1 on Ubuntu 11.10. I have the TeX Command set to compile using LuaTeX and to produce pdfs. Everything works except that the name of the pdf changes from the file name ...
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How can I tell AUCTeX that breqn is a math environment?

I have recently been trying to use the breqn package to automatically break up my equations. However, I use emacs (and/or Aquamacs, depending on the machine I'm on) with Auctex, and it does not ...
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Customizing pdfLaTeX for a particular file with AUCTeX?

I'm trying to use the TikZ 'external' library, available as of PGF 2.10. This requires running pdfLaTeX with the option -shell-escape. I usually run pdfLaTeX from AUCTeX with the option ...
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How to preview LaTeX in Emacs?

I want a similar layout as in SO, I use it currently as my editor but I would like to find such tool under my fingers. I am more vi-prone so having hard time to get preview-latex working with emacs. I ...
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Click on macro name to jump to its definition?

Encouraged by a super response to my previous question on a similar topic, I shall persevere with a similar line of inquiry. I think it would be super if, in my LaTeX editor, I could click on a macro ...
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Emacs and latex math delimiters

The forward-sexp command in EMACS can be used to find the $ that closes an inline equation: if the point is before the $ that opens the equation, then forward-sexp moves the point after the closing $. ...
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Entering math mode in AUCTeX using \( and \)

As pointed out in this answer, using \( and \) in order to enter inline math mode in LaTeX is the recommended practice. However, this takes a bit longer if one compares it to $. Is there a way to ...
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How can I make AUCTeX spell check in the language specified by babel and csquotes macros?

It is possible to make AUCTeX load the spelling dictionary of the language which babel is loaded with. One further convenience would be for it to appropriately react to changes of language within a ...
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AUCTeX, preview-latex, and Ghostscript (Emacs)

I'll keep this short and sweet; Emacs can't find gs, which has been installed via brew and works fine. Error PDF2DSC sentinel: Searching for program: No such file or directory, gs MWE ...
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Defining a new key combination in emacs to run Latex

I want to define a new key combination in my .emacs such that it will directly run the latex command, unlike C-c C-c Ret which gives me different options every time (like view). I am using xdvik for ...
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How to use the standalone package with emacs

This is a follow-up question from A simpleton's guide to (...)TeX workflow with emacs. The main answer stated that it is possible to use emacs together with standalone: the question is how? The ...
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Adding custom macros to completion list with AUCTeX

I would like AUCTeX (that is, Emacs with auctex loaded) to suggest more LaTeX macros when using completion (M-Tab or C-Ret) than it does by default. I would like to have macros from packages I have ...
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AUCTeX: How to enable auto expansion of sub and superscript in custom math environment

With help from the question How to add custom math-environments I taught AUCTeX that IEEEeqnarray and its starred counterpart are math environments. I added the following to my .emacs ;; teach auctex ...
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Get emacs to automatically insert \end{} commands after a \begin{} command

I've recently switched from Kile to Emacs/AUCTeX for LaTeX editing. I like AUCTeX a lot more in general, in part because I've put a lot of effort into learning Emacs really well. One feature I really ...
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emacs auctex: how to get \frac{}{} and \bm{}?

How can I find out (in AUCTeX) if \frac{}{} and \bm{} have predefined keyboard shortcuts? I couldn't find these two.
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Setting up forward search between Emacs+AUCTeX and Evince

Did anyone succeed setting up forward search between Emacs+AUCTeX and evince? In order to establish inverse/forward search between Emacs+AUCTeX and evince, it is necessary to: install new TeX Live ...
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Emacs/AucTeX: can LaTeX-math-list read a macro that requires input?

I wanted to make a macro that inserts \left \right delimiters, but I wanted to write it only once and have different bindings pass different delimiters. To wit, I wanted to add the following code: ...
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Emacs+AUCTeX lost highlighting

Adding additional highlighted keywords in Emacs+AUCTeX messes up conventional highlighting. My code: (defvar my-new-face (make-face 'my-new-face)) (defvar my-another-new-face (make-face ...
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Double-quote produces guillemets in emacs

I am having a totally bizarre problem with typing quote marks in tex documents in emacs. I work as an editor, so I receive tex source files from a publisher and I work on them. I work in emacs 24.3.1 ...
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Changing language of flyspell (Emacs) with a shortcut

I'm using the following code to launch flyspell when I edit LaTeX files with Emacs+AUCTeX. (if (file-exists-p "/usr/bin/hunspell") (progn (setq ispell-program-name "hunspell") ...
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Emacs and latexmk setup for --shell-escape

If I want --shell-escape, do I just need to add it to my .latexmkrc file as $pdf_mode = 1; $pdflatex = 'pdflatex --shell-escape -interaction=nonstopmode %O %S -file-line-error -synctex=1'; ...
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How can I get my LaTeX set up on Emacs/AUCTeX to use the -file-line-error option when calling pdfTeX

I have been puzzling over this for the past few hours and can't quite figure it out. I am using AUCTeX 11.87 and MiKTeX 2.9 on Emacs 24.2 (obtained from Vincent Goulet with AUCTeX pre-packaged): I ...
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Fontifying certain commands using AUCTeX

One thing I've noticed when using AUCTeX recently is that sometimes some commands are not fontified by default such as \maketitle and the fontifying for something like \setlength{\droptitle}{-5em} is ...
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My PDF is not shown in Skim unless the application is already running

I have my Emacs/AucTeX/Skim development environment all set up and working perfectly ... almost. My only problem is that when I select to view my PDF, then if Skim is running, the PDF will be shown ...
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Xdvi to Emacs inverse search not working in Emacs 24.3.1 / AucTeX-11.87 in Ubuntu 12.04

I'm trying to use AUCTeX to write my LaTeX documents. However I'm having issues with performing inverse search from Xdvi to Emacs. Software Specifications I currently use Emacs 24.3.1 / AUCTeX-11.87 ...
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AUCTeX preview-latex previews are ugly (too narrow)

Is there a way to fix Emacs AUCTeX's preview-latex to make the previews look less ugly? Specifically, they are squashed vertically to a height of exactly one line of text. I have screenshots to show ...