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Re: Auctex&Beamer recognising pdftex mode automatically

From: Ralf Angeli
Subject: Re: Auctex&Beamer recognising pdftex mode automatically
Date: Fri, 11 May 2007 20:08:14 +0200
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* Peter Dyballa (2007-05-11) writes:

> In a modern TeX installation latex is a sym-link, for example to  
> pdftex, which itself is actually pdfetex. So latex produces PDF  
> directly.

If you call `latex', it does not unless you fiddle with the input.

> You can make AUCTeX prefer pdfTeX by adding this customisation(s,  
> enabling micro-typography for DVI output, too):
>        '(TeX-PDF-mode t)

That activates PDF output.

>       ; '(TeX-DVI-via-PDFTeX t)

That's obviously of no use since it is commented.  It's additionally
useless if PDFTeX is the default engine.

> The third option is to add a file local variable:
>       %%% TeX-command-default: "pdfelatex"
> which needs to de defined as a TeX command in AUCTeX.

The idea of TeX PDF mode is that `C-c C-c LaTeX RET' produces PDF
output without having to define a new command.  What you are
suggesting is unnecessary.


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