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When I type <TAB> in a LaTeX file anywhere on a comment line, the comment symbol is moved to the beginning of the previous non-blank line. This also occurs with M-x indent-region.

Is there a way to protect comment lines from indentation and to keep them exactly as I type them? I have tried to set comment-style to plain, to no avail...

I had the same problem in the past with Fortran 90 files. For some reason, it disappeared in more recent versions of Emacs (I use GNU Emacs 24.3.1), so I hope it should be possible with LaTeX files too.

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