I want to write AsciiDoc documents in Emacs (more specifically Doom Emacs) with syntax highlighting.

I've tried:

  • Adding (package! adoc-mode) to the bottom of ~/.doom.d/packages.el .
  • Adding adoc-mode to ~/.doom.d/init.el
  • Running ~/.emacs.d/bin/doom sync

But I still get no syntax highlighting.

Syntax highlighting for Markdown and Org-mode do work, not sure if I did something to enable that or if it worked out of the box.


Running emacs with the -Q or --quick option (emacs -Q) org-mode has highlighting but markdown does not.

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    You can always check if something "works out of the box" by starting with emacs -Q.
    – NickD
    Dec 19, 2022 at 15:50
  • @NickD With emacs -Q org-mode has highlighting but markdown does not. Dec 19, 2022 at 15:55
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    Please add all this information to the question (if it is relevant). The question should stand alone and contain all the relevant information, even if the comment is deleted.
    – NickD
    Dec 19, 2022 at 15:58
  • Just for future reference the second step listed is not necessary, only adding it to packages.el and running doom sync is necessary to get it installed.
    – zzantares
    May 28 at 22:33


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