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

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citing from zotero for workflow in emacs/AUCTex

I am trying to develop a workflow as I begin writing my dissertation (in the social sciences). I am using emcas as my LaTeX editor, Zotero as my citation manager, and Linux Mint as OS. I had a ...
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itemize/enumerate are throwing a TeX-deactivate-mark issue in Aquamacs

I am using Aquamacs 3.4 in macOS 10.14.3, and have been using Aquamacs for years. When I insert an itemize or enumerate environment into a LaTeX document using C-c C-e, I get the expected prompt: (...
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Math symbols insertion in AUCTeX

I've been facing some trouble with math symbol insertion in AUCTeX and I'm probably missing something from the available structure and options. But as I'm struggling for a while, I might as well ask. ...
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AUCTeX does not recognize cleveref labels

I use the cleveref package, which allows annotating \label commands with an optional argument. Unfortunately, this prevents the various functions in latex.el from detecting those labels. My guess is ...
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Extra characters in reftex citation yasnippet

I am having an issue with a YASnippet for inserting a RefTeX citation. As many others have, I'm trying to use this snippet from GitHub with the following syntax \cite{${1:label$(unless yas/modified-...
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Emacs LaTeX compiling : error occurs then no more error [closed]

When I compile my file with Emacs with C-c C-c, I got this message: LaTeX errors in ‘*~/path/to/myfile output*’. Use C-c ` to display. Then, when I check the error with C-c `, I get this : No more ...
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Emacs AUCTeX keeping focus to the source buffer after runinng TeX-command-run-all

I am using Emacs AUCTeX with pdf-tools. When I compile my tex file with C-c C-a, i.e., run TeX-command-run-all command. When it is finished, my cursor moves to the generated pdf file. I would like my ...
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AucTeX - Previewing Errors

I'm using the latest version of MikTeX, Ubuntu 19.04 and Emacs 26.1. Whenever I try to use inline preview (with any region, section, or environment that has inline math), I get the following error: .....
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AUCTeX inverse search with region or buffer compilation

I have inverse search working great with single-file documents with Zathura. Unfortunately, things break down when I try to do inverse search when viewing a region of my document, or a buffer in the ...
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AUCTeX and --output-directory [duplicate]

Does AUCTeX simply assume that --output-directory is not used? I have compiled with --output-directory=out, and AUCTeX doesn't find the PDF: it assumes it is file.pdf when in fact it is out/file.pdf.
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Disable fontlock (syntax highlighting) for \newcommand

The syntax highlighting for \newcommand in my editor (Aquamacs/AucTeX) looks like this: I don't like it because everything inside the definition has the same light blue colour. By contrast, if I use ...
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RefTeX won't find my .bib file in local library tree

RefTeX gives out the following error when trying to insert a citation: No valid bibliography in this document, and no default available I keep a master .bib file in ~/Library/texmf/bibtex/bib/...
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AUCTeX/RefTeX with import package in emacs, known problem from 2013 but is there a fix now?

I realized this issue with import in AUCTeX/RefTeX mode today which was also mentioned in the below thread from some years ago: AUCTeX/RefTeX, the `import` package and cross reference RefTeX ...
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TeX instead of Preview, LaTeX and Command menus after upgrade of AucTeX

I upgraded AucTeX to 12.1.2, hoping that it would fix a problem with the displaying of verbatim environments. This caused a range of problems which I am trying to track down step by step. One is ...
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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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TeX-complete-symbol doesn't work in math mode

I can't get AUCTeX to complete user-defined commands in math mode. As an example, TeX-complete-symbol works outside of math mode in the document below, but it stops working if I prepend a dollar sign ...
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Configuring Emacs/AucTeX in Windows 10 to use Sumatra PDF?

This is surely easy-ish to do, but all the advice I can find is either several years old (2012), or not helpful - the Emacs Wiki claims that "Unfortunately, configuration can be tricky to get right, ...
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How do I remote compile a Latex file using a local Emacs with an Auctex module installed and Latex compiler on a different machine?

How do I remote compile a Latex file using a local Emacs with an Auctex module installed and Latex compiler on a different machine? My latex is too big for my workstation so I need to move the Latex ...
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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 ...
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Emacs+AUCTeX: improve emacs support on cls and sty file

Considering the well-polished work on the support of tex file in Emacs by AUCTeX, it is quite confusing the support on .cls and .sty files is rather weak. For example, the \if statement is never ...
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AUCTeX fails to put auxilary files in a certain directory

I'm using Emacs + Auctex to edit and compile file .tex with xelatex at present. I want put those auxiliary files(created during compile) in another directory, e.g. /tmp. So I have the following code ...
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Highlighting forward search in Okular

I have a functional setup that does bidirectional search between emacs (auctex) and okular but lacks the highlighting of the position in pdf. In "conventional" editors, e.g. texstudio, when doing ...
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How to make auctex not prompt me on C-c C-c

The C-c C-c bind runs TeX-command-master. It always asks me "is this what you want to do?" and I'm always hitting return to do it. I'd like a version of this command which just does it without asking.
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Problems with referencing in Emacs/RefTeX

I have problems referencing a table (see Example below) using GNU Emacs 26.1 (build 1, x86_64-w64-mingw32) on Windows Pro X64 and AUCTeX with RefTeX. If I set a label, and reference it, the reference ...
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How to make AuCTeX aware of the class in the master file?

When I divide a document between a master file and other buffers, I don't get hints from AucTeX to complete environments and macros. I set the master file with: %%% TeX-master: "mymasterfile" ...
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AUCTeX: turn off autoindent

This isn't TeX, per se, but it is about writing TeX, so perhaps it is appropriate. I find that AUCTeX's autoindent works in a way that runs counter to how I work. In case I am not clear, for ...
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AucTeX mistakes Tikz warning as error

AucTeX 11.90 (Emacs 25.2) gives the following error instead of a warning when using Tikz Externalize: ! Package tikz Warning: The key 'up to date check=md5' is impossible, there is no macro to ...
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AUCTeX/RefTeX: How do I handle labels that use `label={name}` syntax instead of `\label{name}`?

The tcolorbox package uses a different label syntax from the usual \label{name} one: it uses label={name}. Can I tell AUCTeX/RefTeX to enter labels for the tcolorbox environments with this new ...
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Default Color for User Defined Macros in Emacs

When writing tex documents, I often create and include a file that contains a number of user defined macros, e.g., \newcommand{\pstar}{\ensuremath{\mathcal{P}^\star}}. I'd like to set up emacs syntax ...
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C-c C-c does not start a viewer

I'm on a recent install of Ubuntu 18.04, with emacs 25.2.2, and auctex installed via the package manager. When I type C-c C-c to view a recently latex'ed document, Emacs launches the command TeX-...
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AucTeX issue with BVerbatim in newenvironment

I have the following newenvironment command: \newenvironment{code} { \VerbatimEnvironment \begin{mdframed}[ backgroundcolor=black!70, leftmargin=1, rightmargin=1, innerleftmargin=4, ...
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Get Emacs' electric quote mode to work with AUCTeX and BibTeX mode

I've grown fond of electric-quote-mode in Emacs as a convenient way to get curved quotes in my documents. However, I can't seem to get it to work with either AUCTeX or BibTeX mode. I'm aware AUCTeX ...
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Auctex previews with dark theme [duplicate]

I am using auctex (last version from repositories) with emacs in a ubuntu 18.04 machine. I would like to customize emacs with a dark theme to reduce eye strain. When I do that, latex previews are ...
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How to use outline-minor-mode to hide some exam class exercises in AUCTeX

I use the exam document class in AUCTeX to write exams for my students. I want to use the features provided by the outline-minor-mode to hide all the exercises I have finished and only show the one I ...
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RefTeX: How to modify the “select a reference format” menu?

I use Emacs + RefTeX + AUCTeX to write .tex files. I use the handy keyboard macro C-c ) for cross-references. This shows a menu named SELECT A REFERENCE FORMAT and I can choose between a number of ...
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AUCTeX failing to compile LaTeX source file to PDF

I am trying to compile a LaTeX source file within Emacs (26.1) using AUCTeX and view the resulting PDF output within an Emacs buffer. I'm using the Windows 10 OS and have downloaded the latest ...
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AUCTeX - Compile a document multiple times

I am working on a document that requires multiple compilations as it has a TOC, page numbers and fancy headers with section titles in header. How do I do this using AUCTeX? I am running spacemacs. ...
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Auctex support for building using makefile in subdirectory?

I am editing my PhD thesis using Emacs & Auctex, but my elisp is quite weak. Additionally, I build my thesis in a subdirectory, using makefiles generated by CMake and the UseLATEX CMake package, ...
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Auctex: Prompt for required arguments when Auctex inserts a theorem environment?

So I have defined a theorem environment/style in a separate structure.tex file, and I want to add this theorem environment to the set of Auctex environments when using C-c C-e. However, I also want ...
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AUCTeX prompting for optional arguments

My general question: is there a way to get AUCTeX to prompt me automatically for an optional argument of a command when I invoke it with TeX-insert-macro (i.e. C-cRET)? (like it does when you invoke, ...
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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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Preview TikZ figure in AUCTeX?

I am using AUCTeX on Emacs. When invoking preview.el with e.g. C-c C-p C-p I obtain previews of external figures (figure environment with .ps files), but not of TikZ pictures. Is it possible to ...
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How to have AucTeX auto-complete `\left[ \right]`, `\left( \right)` in custom math environment?

Note: This is probably a duplicate, but I can't figure out the right search terms. If you can post the link to the original question and close this one, it would be greatly appreciated. I followed ...
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Cannot load preview-latex despite AUCTEX already installed

I have installed AUCTEX from inside emacs (i.e. M-x list-packages) and according to preview-latex manual, the installation of it is already included when installing AUCTEX. But when I tried to load ...
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Adding an option to the PDFLaTeX call from AUCTeX

In my .emacs I have '(TeX-PDF-mode t) set. So I'm using PDFLaTeX. I'm not sure why this is not the default these days. I had also set '(LaTeX-command "latex -shell-escape") In hindsight this was ...
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ConTeXt fontifying in emacs auctex

I use emacs + auctex to typeset ConTeXt documents. There are some features in the LaTeX mode that do not transpose into ConTeXt mode, and I would like to make some minor changes. Problem is, I am not ...
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Installing AUCTeX on Windows 10

I am following the detailed instructions on how to install AUCTeX on Windows found here After all prerequisites are installed the instructions state to "start some shell (typically Bash) capable of ...
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Recovering tex file using tex~ file

I use Emacs AUCTEX to handle tex files. I accidentally overwrote the content of a tex file and the old content is gone. Let's say the file is file.tex. I do have the file.tex~ which was modified ...
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Using AUCTEX inside orgmode

Is it possible to use AUCTEX inside orgmode? Orgmode is fantastic but writing LaTeX code is not so easy. Is it possible to combine these two worlds?
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auctex does not parse own sty file

a own sty file is not parsed to find commands, it means they can not use with C-c C-m I use the following .emacs (load "auctex.el" nil t t) (load "preview-latex.el" nil t t) (require 'tex-site) (...