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Re: [AUCTeX] Re: problem activating the latex-symbols-experimental butto

From: Ralf Angeli
Subject: Re: [AUCTeX] Re: problem activating the latex-symbols-experimental button in toolbar
Date: Sat, 04 Jun 2005 10:24:32 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.110004 (No Gnus v0.4) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

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* Miguel V. S. Frasson (2005-06-03) writes:

> On 5/31/05, Ralf Angeli <address@hidden> wrote:
>> * David Kastrup (2005-05-31) writes:
>> > Ralf Angeli <address@hidden> writes:
>> >
>> >> * Artemio Gonzalez Lopez (2005-05-31) writes:
>> >>
>> >>> Although I have activated the toolbar (and it loads without
>> >>> problems), I cannot get the experimental LaTeX symbols button to
>> >>> work.
>> >>
>> >> Me neither.  And this thing is debugging hell ... )c:
> At home, in a Windows machine, with quite new cvs GNU Emacs and cvs
> AUCTeX from 1 week ago, I managed to load without problems the latex
> symbol toolbar.
> I made that requirement of symb-pics folder been in load-path to
> ensure uniqueness of the pics (since I don't have control on names of
> LaTeX commands, with possible conflict with existing images).  In the
> future, when the pics are generated on the fly with help of
> preview-latex, the specific placement of pics will not exist anymore. 
> By now, lets live with this problem.
> Recently, David added a variable toolbarx-image-path with the path
> where images are looked in.  Before it was the whole load-path.  Since
> before the symb-pics folder where said to be placed soewhere in
> load-path, now it should be put somewhere in toolbarx-image-path.  No
> the folder symb-pics should be in toolbarx-image-path, but its parent,
> analogously to previous situation.
> I am having problems in install cvs-auctex with XEmacs.  I will report
> problems later.  However, since we have listen that the toolbar is
> displayed in XEmacs, then there is no reason to the latex-symbol not
> to work in XEmacs.
>> > Can my image search-path related changes be a cause of the problem?
> Yes, but this difficulty can be overcome adapting instructions.
>> I don't think so.  Manually executing the `add-to-list' call you
>> removed from tex-bar.el does not improve the situation.
> Depends on what you include there...
>> Problem is that (on GNU Emacs) the symbols somehow don't get added to
>> `tool-bar-map'.  But I don't understand why.  The mechanisms in
>> toolbar-x.el which are supposed to do this are rather opaque to me.
>> Heck, I don't even know how the symbol toolbar is supposed to look.
> Just to tell you, the looking is the following:  There is a button
> with a \sum and a green check and beside it a button with a downarrow
> head.  Pressing the downarrow head, a popup menu opens, and one can
> select a class (same classification as LaTeX-math-mode menu).
> The button with the \sum toggles the displaying of symbol buttons,
> since a lot of buttons occupy a lot of frame space.  In GNU Emacs, the
> buttons are added after the toggle and arrowhead.  In XEmacs, an
> alternative toolbar is used (by default, the symbols appear in the
> toolbar opposed to the default toobar).

Based on your information about `toolbarx-image-path' I now managed to
make the symbol toolbar work by creating an images/ directory which I
put below the directory for Emacs files in my home directory (which is
in `load-path').  I then added the images/ directory to `load-path'
and moved the symb-pics/ folder into this directory.

It really is a hell lotta fun dealing with this.


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