I am a newbie to Emacs and have just installed GNU Emacs from emacsformacos.com on OSX "El Capitan" but couldn't figure out how to correctly link Mactex 2015 to Emacs.

  • When trying to Latex a tex file I got the following message bash-3.2$ latex \nonstopmode\input test.tex bash: latex: command not found bash-3.2$
  • I have create an .emacs file with the following entry only (setenv "PATH" "/usr/local/bin:/Library/TeX/texbin/:$PATH" t)

It seems latex have successfully created a dvi file. I am not sure how correct is what I did ?

  • How can I do a pdflatex ?
  • Is there a way to configure a shortcut to Latex > Pdf > Preview the results directly.

Thanks in advance for your help.

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  • Welcome to this forum, do you have an example of your code? – Arne Timperman Nov 8 '15 at 19:37
  • What version of Emacs/AUCTeX do you have? The relevant variable here is TeX-PDF-mode, but it's default value is t (i.e., use PDF) in recent versions. Also, you may need to (add-to-list 'exec-path "/Library/TeX/texbin"). – Sean Allred Nov 8 '15 at 19:58
  • @Arne I have a very minimal code like \documentclass[12pt]{article} \begin{document} \title{Main Title} \author{{\bf Author}} \maketitle \section{Introduction} Equation can be written as [ s^s+x^2=5, ] \end{document} – fai391 Nov 9 '15 at 4:33
  • @SeanAllred Thanks. Emacs version is GNU Emacs 24.5.1 (x86_64-apple-darwin13.4.0, NS apple-appkit-1265.21) of 2015-04-10 on builder10-9.porkrind.org and Mactex 2015 tug.org/mactex/mactex-download.html – fai391 Nov 9 '15 at 4:37
  • @SeanAllred Here is the result of C-c C-f bash-3.2$ latex \\nonstopmode\\input test.tex This is pdfTeX, Version 3.14159265-2.6-1.40.16 (TeX Live 2015) (preloaded format=latex) restricted \write18 enabled. entering extended mode LaTeX2e <2015/01/01> Babel <3.9l> and hyphenation patterns for 79 languages loaded. (./test.tex (/usr/local/texlive/2015/texmf-dist/tex/latex/base/article.cls Document Class: article 2014/09/29 v1.4h Standard LaTeX document class (/usr/local/texlive/2015/texmf-dist/tex/latex/base/size12.clo)) (./test.aux) [1] (./test.aux) ) Output written on test.dvi – fai391 Nov 9 '15 at 4:42

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