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[AUCTeX] Auctex is nice,but sometimes slow down the input.

From: Jim Zhang
Subject: [AUCTeX] Auctex is nice,but sometimes slow down the input.
Date: Mon, 11 Jul 2005 16:22:33 -0400

Hi there,

I am a rookie here.
I am using Emacs for Mac OSX to edit some latex files. And when I click
"syntax highlight" from the menu, Emacs
gives me a really fancy kind of highlighting scheme.

For example, if you input "x^y", the y will be put in a smaller font
and put on the top of x, which is nice. But it slows down the text
input speed.
I have to wait a while for my words to show up!

Another annoying thing. I don't know why. some time if I finish a $
\begin{align}$ environment, I can not input "$" sign. It shows in the
minibuffer: "math mode because of align, Use C_q $ to force a dollar
sign"! Heck, what's wrong with it???

I tried "M_x text-mode", it 's way faster. I just really don't need
all those fancy gadgets. What i need is a very very simple syntax
hightlighting scheme that runs functionally for editing tex file.
Like what i have used before in Unix.

Would you please guide me to set up my Emacs w/Auctex so that it'll be effectively hightlighted, yet there won't be too much going on??

many many thanks,


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