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A simpleton's guide to (...)TeX workflow with emacs

Progress Report Four months on, I thought it a good idea to "report back" here, and I wrote something. Then, I had better thoughts and turned it into a blog post. You can read it on the TeX....
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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

One 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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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 the ...
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Org-mode export to LaTeX: temptation or nuisance?

We are talking about Emacs and Org-mode: There are several advantages of drafting papers with Org-mode and to have them transferred later to LaTeX, e.g.: I'd like to avoid »programming while writing«....
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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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Customising emacs to use biblatex-biber instead of bibtex

I use biblatex, but I still go through running bibtex on my .bib files, rather than biblatex-biber, which is/will be preferred. How do I arrange for C-c C-c to run the relevant biber command, rather ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to use Auctex in MacOS El Capitan?

I'm using GNU Emacs from emacsformacos.com After Migration to OSX 10.11 "El Capitan", Auctex can't run the *tex utilities anymore: Running `LaTeX' on `poisson' with ``pdflatex -file-line-error -...
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Setting up RefTeX with biblatex citation commands

How do I setup RefTeX with biblatex's citation commands? In Workflow for managing references? Seamus describes a workflow with RefTeX and mentions that it wouldn't be too tricky to add \autocite ...
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Compile using latexmk in emacs

In the accepted answer in for the question it is suggested how to add latexmk support to emacs. If I get it right, compiling the .tex file should be assigned to C-c C-c. However this doesn't work for ...
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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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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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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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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 TeX-insert-macro ...
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How to configure Emacs and AUCTeX to perform Forward and Inverse Search

I have emacs23 and AucTeX installed on my Ubuntu system. I would like to change the default pdf viewer in emacs and enable forward and inverse search. How do I do it? I would like to share my ...
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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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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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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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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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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 AUCTeX ignore syntax highlighting within environment

I have a problem with syntax highlighting in the Emacs editor using AUCTeX. The problem occurs in particular with the Verbatim environment from the fancyvrb package. Consider the following code: \...
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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 "}" LaTeX-...
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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. 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 write directly French characters in Emacs and print them in LaTeX?

I am editing LaTeX with Emacs. I would like to write in French. At the moment I have to write special French characters for instance like this: \'e prints é. If I write directly é in Emacs, the ...
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How to set up forward/inverse searches with AUCTeX and Zathura

I haven't been able to find much on how to set up Zathura to work with AUCTeX/Emacs in terms of forward/inverse-searching. Has anyone been successful in this?
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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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Emacs-org-mode and latexmk

After getting to know org mode here, I tried it out. It seems to be, indeed, very helpful. However, I want it to work smoothly with LaTeX, and as a compiling script I want to use latexmk. I followed ...
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Skip spelling in Emacs for the content of a user macro

In Emacs, in order to skip spelling for the arguments of a user macro, one appends an entry to the ispell-tex-skip-alists variable. For example, to skip parsing the argument of \mycommad, one adds ...
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Automatically run Latex command after saving .tex file in Emacs

How can I have Emacs call the Latex command every time after I save my .tex file? Thanks A solution: while playing with ELisp and looking around, I added this to .emacs and it seems to work quite ...
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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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Does Emacs support editing bibliography files for biblatex?

Emacs includes bibtex-mode for editing bibliography files used by BibTeX. Is there a way to make it support the bibliography files used by biblatex?
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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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Preview-latex background color

I'm using AUCTeX + preview-latex to preview math formulas. In addition, I'm using the zenburn color scheme, which has a dark background. Unfortunately, the rendered math previews have a white ...
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bashrc export TEXEDIT emacs

If PDFLaTeX fails to compile with See the LaTeX manual or LaTeX Companion for explanation. Type H for immediate help. I want to press e to get an instance of Emacs. The cursor should be on ...
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AucTeX (in Emacs) doesn't seem to find certain packages

I am using AucTeX in emacs v23 in PFD-mode. When invoking the pdflatex compiler through C-c C-c LaTeX I get a [...] file <some_package>.sty not found error for some particular packages. For ...
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How to increase (relevant) verbosity of compilation errors with Emacs+AucTeX?

I often debug LaTeX files and Emacs+AUCTeX does not show many informations about errors. I always have the following message in the minibuffer: LaTeX errors in `*~/my/file output*'. Use C-c ` to ...
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Can not generate Preview by AUCTeX

I try to generate preview by AUCTeX (on Emacs GUI), but it displays I click on the red sign, choose View error and get /usr/bin/rungs -dOutputFile\=\(_region_.prv/tmp5971SJc/pr1-5.png\) -q -...
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Cross-ref an equation using RefTeX, AUCTeX and cleveref

After an updated of AUCTeX (to 11.87) the solution that worked wonderful from this answer stopped working. In particular, I got the following error: reftex-reference: Wrong number of arguments: (...
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Multiple bibliography/addbibresource in reftex

It seems that reftex only scans the file associated with the first bibliography/addbibresource command: \usepackage[backend=biber,bibencoding=utf8,url=false, isbn=false, doi=false, ...
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Using math symbols within lstlisting

I am using $ and _ symbols within lstlisting environment and the output pdf looks OK but I am having an issue within emacs editor where the occurrence of $ changes the colour of the whole document and ...
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How can I distinguish between error in code and bug in package? [closed]

I keep getting an error upon compilation, but cannot find an error, even with a tiny reproducible example (below). I am exporting from Emacs org-mode to LaTeX and then PDF, I am receiving the well ...
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How to add self defined environment to verbatim environments

Using the following code in emacs configuration file makes the listed environment as verbatim. (setq LaTeX-verbatim-environments-local '("Verbatim" "lstlisting")) How can I add following environment ...