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Description LaTeX editing
Author David Kastrup
Maintainer David Kastrup

AUCTeX is an extensible package for writing and formatting TeX files in GNU Emacs and XEmacs. It supports many different TEX macro packages, including AMS-TEX, LaTeX, Texinfo, ConTEXt, and docTeX (dtx files). AUCTeX includes preview-latex which makes LaTeX a tightly integrated component of your editing workflow by visualizing selected source chunks (such as single formulas or graphics) directly as images in the source buffer.

Basic setup

(add-to-list 'load-path "~/.emacs.d/auctex")
(load "auctex.el" nil t t)
(load "preview-latex.el" nil t t)

Helpful keybindings

Common Customization

Use pdflatex

(setq TeX-PDF-mode t)

Configure view program

(setq TeX-view-program-selection
      '((output-dvi "DVI Viewer")
        (output-pdf "PDF Viewer")
        (output-html "HTML Viewer")))
;; this example is good for OS X only
(setq TeX-view-program-list
      '(("DVI Viewer" "open %o")
        ("PDF Viewer" "open %o")
        ("HTML Viewer" "open %o")))

See Also

Project Pages

Tutorial Pages