# Edit Tabular-like Environment using Emacs+AUCTeX [closed]

I am using Emacs+AUCTeX to write all my LaTeX files. So far so good except every time when I need to edit some tabular-like environment.

I need some tricks or key bindings to take advantage of Emacs and AUCTex, so that I could be more efficient.

I already know that I can use C-c C-e to insert an tabular-like environment, and M-RET to quick add \\ and start a new line. However, is there some shortcut that I can quickly add & and indent as I can do in Excel?

Besides, I would be very happy to know other useful tricks to edit tabular-like environments.

## closed as too broad by yo', Joseph Wright♦Sep 6 '14 at 21:45

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• Welcome to TeX.SX! You can have a look at our starter guide to familiarize yourself further with our format. – Sean Allred May 31 '14 at 17:41
• I'd say M-x align-current is very handy. Other than that I think the "tricks" depend on the document/data at hand. The various tools for rectangle formatting is also handy. – daleif May 31 '14 at 17:55
• unlike excel you don't actually need to move the focus so to start the next cell you just need & and it's a bit hard to have a shorter sequence than that:-) – David Carlisle May 31 '14 at 21:31
• @DavidCarlisle: I think it can be more efficient and yield more readable code. I think its a good question... – Dror Jun 3 '14 at 6:47
• Have you tried orgtbl-mode? You can have a look at tex.stackexchange.com/a/52284/9517 for an introduction. – T. Verron Jun 4 '14 at 13:29