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Re: Why does a `standalone` document set `TeX-PDF-from-DVI`?

From: Ikumi Keita
Subject: Re: Why does a `standalone` document set `TeX-PDF-from-DVI`?
Date: Tue, 12 Jan 2021 14:08:13 +0900

Hi Maximilian,

>>>>> Maximilian Wuttke <> writes:
> Hi all,
> After a bit of debugging (using `(debug-on-variable-change
> 'TeX-PDF-from-DVI)`) and reading disassembled elisp code, I have found
> the source code where the variable `TeX-PDF-from-DVI` is set:

> ~~~ style/pstricks.el
> 782 (TeX-add-style-hook
> 783  "pstricks"
> 784  (lambda ()
> 785    (unless (or (member "pst-pdf" TeX-active-styles)
> 786                (eq TeX-engine 'xetex))
> 787      ;; Leave at user's choice whether to disable `TeX-PDF-mode' or
> 788      ;; not. Instead set up `TeX-PDF-from-DVI' option so that AUCTeX
> 789      ;; takes dvips+ps2pdf route when `TeX-PDF-mode' is enabled.
> 790      ;; (TeX-PDF-mode-off)
> 791      (setq TeX-PDF-from-DVI "Dvips"))
> ~~~

> I think the comment is with regard to a patch. Previously,
> TeX-PDF-mode-off was set, but a patch just set `TeX-PDF-from-DVI`.

> However, I still find it weird that the variable is set at all. I don't
> use `pstricks`, but the `standalone` package seems to load this package.

Strange. More detail is necessary to find out why. Could you show your
config related to AUCTeX (in your ~/.emacs.d/init.el, ~/.emacs or
something like those)? Also, include the diagnosis provided by M-x

Ikumi Keita

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