I am a novice, and have been struggling to find an answer to this in the documentation and on google with no result.
When I enter the macro "\cite" in the minibuffer, Reftex (or AucTex) recognizes that it is a quotation and activates the Reftex interface (just as if I had written C-c [). How can I make Reftex become active, also when I type "\parencite" and "\footcite"?
I am aware that I can enhance the reftex-cite-format so that Reftex prompts me about which command I want to use. But this is not what I want. I would like to dispense with the C-c [ and rather be able to simply type a the minibuffer the macro "\parencite" or "\footcite", and have Reftex recognize that this is a citation command and activate itself (as it happens when I enter "\cite")