I'm a n00b to Lisp and org-mode so please forgive me if the answer is obvious. I'm using version 7.01h of org-mode.
I'm trying to set up a custom Latex class to use for preparing a document. Some Google searching showed that I need to add this class to the org-export-latex-classes symbol. I tried to do this in my .emacs file, for example following what is listed at http://orgmode.org/worg/org-tutorials/org-latex-export.php by adding the following to my .emacs file:
I know that org-export-latex-default-class is already set to "article" but this example already shows that something is wrong. When I load emacs the debugger complains that org-export-latex-classes is an empty list:
As far as I can tell, org-export-latex-classes is set to nil in org-latex.el, but this isn't loaded until the export dispatcher calls org-export-as-latex. Is this correct? Coincidentally, if I export to latex, the appropriate .tex file is created without issue.
My original goal was to setup a custom Latex class - I have tried in the same manner as that used above for the "article" class and the debugger produces the same result. However, when I attempt to export to latex I get the error that my custom class isn't in the org-export-latex-classes list, presumably because of the failure in loading the .emacs file.