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This manual is for AUCTeX (version 11.85 from 2008-02-10), a sophisticated TeX environment for Emacs.
Copyright © 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts and no Back-Cover Texts. A copy of the license is included in the section entitled “GNU Free Documentation License.”
AUCTeX is an integrated environment for editing LaTeX, ConTeXt, docTeX, Texinfo, and TeX files.
Although AUCTeX contains a large number of features, there are no reasons to despair. You can continue to write TeX and LaTeX documents the way you are used to, and only start using the multiple features in small steps. AUCTeX is not monolithic, each feature described in this manual is useful by itself, but together they provide an environment where you will make very few LaTeX errors, and makes it easy to find the errors that may slip through anyway.
It is a good idea to make a printout of AUCTeX's reference card ‘tex-ref.tex’ or one of its typeset versions.
If you want to make AUCTeX aware of style files and multi-file documents right away, insert the following in your ‘.emacs’ file.
(setq TeX-auto-save t) (setq TeX-parse-self t) (setq-default TeX-master nil)
Another thing you should enable is RefTeX, a comprehensive solution for managing cross references, bibliographies, indices, document navigation and a few other things. (see (reftex)Installation section `Installation' in The RefTeX manual)
For detailed information about the preview-latex subsystem of AUCTeX, see (preview-latex)Top section `Introduction' in The preview-latex Manual.
There is a mailing list for general discussion about AUCTeX: write a mail with “subscribe” in the subject to email@example.com to join it. Send contributions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bug reports should go to email@example.com, suggestions for new features, and pleas for help should go to either firstname.lastname@example.org (the AUCTeX developers), or to email@example.com if they might have general interest. Please use the command M-x TeX-submit-bug-report RET to report bugs if possible. You can subscribe to a low-volume announcement list by sending “subscribe” in the subject of a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
|1. Introduction to AUCTeX|
|2. Installing AUCTeX|
|3. Quick Start|
|4. Inserting Frequently Used Commands|
|5. Advanced Editing Features|
|6. Controlling Screen Display|
|7. Starting Processors, Viewers and Other Programs|
|8. Multifile Documents|
|9. Automatic Parsing of TeX Files|
|10. Language Support|
|11. Automatic Customization|
|12. Writing Your own Style Support|
|A. Copying this Manual||GNU Free Documentation License|
|B. Changes and New Features|
|C. Future Development|
|D. Frequently Asked Questions|
--- The Detailed Node Listing --- Inserting Frequently Used Commands
|4.1 Insertion of Quotes, Dollars, and Braces||Inserting double quotes|
|4.2 Inserting Font Specifiers|
|4.3 Inserting chapters, sections, etc.|
|4.4 Inserting Environment Templates|
Inserting Environment Templates
|4.4.5 Customizing environments|
Advanced Editing Features
|5.1 Entering Mathematics|
|5.2 Completion||Completion of macros|
|5.3 Commenting||Commenting text|
|5.4 Indenting||Reflecting syntactic constructs with whitespace|
|5.5 Filling||Automatic and manual line breaking|
Controlling Screen Display
|6.1 Font Locking|
|6.2 Folding Macros and Environments|
|6.3 Outlining the Document|
Starting Processors, Viewers and Other Programs
|7.1 Executing Commands||Invoking external commands.|
|7.2 Viewing the formatted output||Invoking external viewers.|
|7.3 Catching the errors||Debugging TeX and LaTeX output.|
|7.4 Checking for problems||Checking the document.|
|7.5 Controlling the output||Controlling the processes.|
|7.6 Cleaning intermediate and output files|
|7.7 Documentation about macros and packages|
|10.1 Using AUCTeX with European Languages|
|10.2 Using AUCTeX with Japanese TeX||Using AUCTeX with Japanese|
|11.1 Automatic Customization for the Site|
|11.2 Automatic Customization for a User|
|11.3 Automatic Customization for a Directory|
Writing Your own Style Support
|12.1 A Simple Style File|
|12.2 Adding Support for Macros|
|12.3 Adding Support for Environments|
|12.4 Adding Other Information|
|12.5 Automatic Extraction of New Things|
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