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Re: integrating PDFLaTeX with emacs?

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: integrating PDFLaTeX with emacs?
Date: Thu, 17 Mar 2005 22:57:44 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Elvis Chen <address@hidden> writes:

> sorry for what may be a trivial question, but please help if it is
> trivial nonetheless :)
> I'm trying to get PDFLaTeX to play nicely with emacs.  I'm using
> Linux Suse 9.1 with Emacs-21.3.  I would like to edit my
> ~/.gnu-emacs-custom such that I can rebind the keys:
> Ctrl-c Ctrl-f to "pdflatex" my .tex file, and
> Ctrl-c Ctrl-v to launch xpdf to view the resulting .pdf file

Ok, this very much looks like you use the builtin TeX mode of Emacs.
I would very much suggest that you try using AUCTeX
<URL:>.  This is reasonably easy,
since we provide a SuSE RPM at <URL:>.
AUCTeX in its current versions will usually guess from package options
in the preamble whether to use LaTeX or PDFLaTeX, and you can easily
switch between the two manually, too.  C-c C-v will start the
respective viewer, but the usual "dispatcher" uses C-c C-c RET instead
of C-c C-f.  One can get used to it.

Apart from better indentation and formatting, you get a lot of
document-sensitive help for inputting stuff.  It is really worth a

Even preview-latex <URL:> works
with PDFLaTeX by now.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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