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Re: [AUCTeX] Preview-latex questions

From: Ralf Angeli
Subject: Re: [AUCTeX] Preview-latex questions
Date: Wed, 26 May 2010 22:49:37 +0200

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* Boris Hollas (2010-05-24) writes:

> On Mon, 2010-05-24 at 20:52 +0200, Ralf Angeli wrote:
>> * Boris Hollas (2010-05-22) writes:
>> > I have several questions related to the display of latex commands in the
>> > buffer, in particular in preview-latex mode:
>> >
>> > - I have \newcommand*{\defi}[1] {\emph{#1}}. Is it possible to make
>> > \defi{..} appear in italic or bold in the buffer?
>> preview-latex should render this stuff in italics (in case the typeset
>> output will also be in italics).  Or are you referring to font locking?
> No, \defi{} is rendered just as normal text.

I cannot reproduce this.  If I type `C-c C-p C-d' in a buffer with the
following example file, the "bar" string is shown in italics.

--8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---
foo \defi{bar} baz

%%% Local Variables: 
%%% mode: latex
%%% TeX-master: t
%%% End: 
--8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---

>> > - I have environments like
>> >
>> >         \begin{algorithm}[H]
>> >         \If{cond}{
>> >           \Goto{$M_i$}
>> >         }
>> >         \end{algorithm}
>> [...]
>> > that I don't want to appear within the surrounding text, ie not as a
>> > separate figure. Preview-latex doesn't render them correctly. Can this
>> > be fixed?
>> I don't understand this description/question.
> The algorithm environment is for algorithms in pseudocode. If I omit the
> [H], the typset is output as in the final document, but not with option
> [H]. I can't omit [H] however because this environment must appear
> exactly where I type it. The same ist true for VCDraw, which is for
> drawing automata, and for pspicture.

If the algorithm does not show up in the typeset document, then
preview-latex will likely also have problems showing it.  Or do you mean
that the algorithm is shown in the typeset document but not rendered by

>> > - Is it possible to outline environments for definition, theorem, proof
>> > to make them more visible in the buffer?
>> What do you mean with "more visible"?
> Right now, I see eg a definition-environment as ordinary ASCII in the
> buffer. Can this be shaded, highlighted, or marked with a bar at the
> side?

With preview-latex or with font locking?  If it is the latter, you can
customize `font-latex-math-environments' as mentioned in the AUCTeX


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