In short: Is there a way to tell
preview-latex to NOT use
pdflatex instead of just toggling
TeX-Pdf mode every time I want to re-generate previews?
I have a somewhat odd setup. AucTeX + GNU Emacs 24 on Mac OSX 10.6.8, operating with Skim as my pdf viewer.
I am using a makefile for document compilation that calls
simpdftex to generate a PDF with synctex enabled. (I use
.eps files which is why
latex is used instead of
pdflatex). When Auctex is in
TeX-Pdf mode (
C-c C-t C-p) I can use synctex for forward and inverse search and
C-c C-c and a
Make command for quick compilation. (Without being in
TeX-Pdf mode, forward-seach (
C-c C-v) stops with a
.dvi not found error) So far, everything works great, as expected.
However, preview-latex doesn't like this setup. When in
preview-latex wants to use
pdflatex as the compilation command, but this doesn't work with my document and errors with a no images found. If I turn off
TeX-Pdf mode, re-run
C-c C-p C-d), PNGs are created and correctly placed in the document.
The Preview LaTeX Command customization option seems to be specifically related to what is inserted into the tex document and not the external compilation tool.