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is for AUCTeX package that extends basic `tex-mode` Emacs provides for editing TeX files. AUCTeX integrates many built-in and external macro packages for creating, editing, printing, publishing, and managing multilingual TeX documents. AUCTeX works with several TeX compilers, extensions, and dialects of TeX and LaTeX. AUCTeX supports customizable bibliographies, indexes, and tables of content.

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Interacting with Okular (backward search)

I use Auctex to edit my LaTeX files. I've configured Auctex to use Okular as my PDF viewer, and I've configured Okular to use Emacs (emacsclient) as its editor. When I compile a source file with C-c C-...
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Can I mark a local variable as safe for a single file only?

I have a LaTeX-file (thesis.tex) which I edit daily. Some LaTeX-package I use requires me to compile the file with --shell-escape, so I added the file-local variable %%% TeX-command-extra-options: &...
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AUCTeX cannot find a working TeX distribution (again)

This is DIFFERENT from many other questions about "AUCTeX cannot find a working TeX distribution" because the TeXlive binaries ARE in my Emacs' "PATH" environment variable. I have ...
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Auctex changes when inserting items

I am using AucTex 13.2-1, and I have noticed some changes in the insert-item functionality. Previously, when used C-c C-e, I was prompted for the environment type and, when choosing itemize, the ...
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Debugging preview-latex

Running preview-latex in Emacs 25 on Ubuntu 18.04 once worked for me, but now inserts warning icons instead of rendered images of the formular snippets. A minimal example, which doesn't work is: \...
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Color bleeding and polymode

I sometimes experience "color bleeding" in auctex, and wasn't able to find the source of the problem for a long time. In particular because I wasn't able to reproduce the issue. I also can't ...
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Emacs/aucTeX ignores local variables

I am using emacs 29.2 (installed via brew) and auctex (14.04) on a Mac (12.7.4). My .emacs file shows: '(enable-local-variables :t) I have the following at the end of a TeX file: %%% Local Variables: ...
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How to set keybindings to jump to next/previous latex math environment?

In vim (I think with vimtex) one can jump to the next or previous math zone (inline or display mode) with a keybinding. Using auctex or org mode (preferably org mode), how could one do that in emacs ? ...
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Installing and Managing texmathp.el Independently from AUCTeX in Emacs

I'm interested in using texmathp.el, a file provided by the AUCTeX package, without having to install the entire AUCTeX package. Is there a way to install texmathp.el through Emacs' package manager ...
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Call of LaTeX via AucTeX 14.0.3 freezes emacs 27.1

Since today, I've been experiencing freezes of my emacs/AucTeX config. I'm using Ubuntu 22.04 with emacs 27.1 (if important, i3 and fizsh as defaults). The freeze happens when I press C-c C-c Enter (...
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Distinction between inline and display math instead of default behavior of texmathp

The default behavior of texmathp gives true regardless of wheter the cursor is inside an inline or display math environment. Is there a way for texmathp to display true only if the cursor is inside an ...
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AUCtex buttons not working

I am assuming this is my error, I just cannot figure out what it is. I have a project76 meerkat running Ubuntu 22.04. I have installed latex using sudo apt install texlive-latex-extra and emacs ...
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Auctex 14.0.2 returns errors on (wrong-type-argument number-or-marker-p nil) in run-hooks when opening tex files

Similarly to this thread since upgrading to AUCTeX 14.0.2 there are errors when I open TeX files. This seems to be a different issue though, since the AUCTeX version is different and the toggle-debug-...
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Determining AUCTeX Activation in Emacs Buffer: Major Mode Detection Issue

I recently upgraded to Emacs 29.1 (from Emacs 26). While using latex-mode, I encountered a fontification issue for which I found a patch (Latex mode: tex-verbatim face has priority on font-lock-...
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How to install AUCTeX on Emacs without automatic activation for LaTeX (.tex) files?

I am interested in installing AUCTeX on Emacs to support writing LaTeX documents. However, I would prefer to avoid the automatic activation of AUCTeX when opening LaTeX documents and only activate it ...
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LaTeX equation numbers with Emacs

Equation labels in the .tex document are \label{eq:3}, e.g., which is (7) on the output pdf-document (say); \eqref{eq:3} references this equation. Typing <C-x-o> at point (| in the following ...
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Stop AUCTeX from automatically adding style based on filename

If I try to create a LaTeX file named notes.tex, AUCTeX automatically adds the style "notes" and runs the style hook for "notes". This creates a bunch of environments in LaTeX-...
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Org-mode LaTeX export set AUCTeX local variables

I have an org-mode document, say #+TITLE: My Title * Section My first section and I want to export it to LaTeX with org-latex-export-to-latex. This generates a .tex file that I can now compile. ...
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Aquamacs + Auctex fontification issue

I use Aquamacs to edit tex files on two different Mac machines. I really like some of Auctex's features, notably the way it formats in math mode to make things a bit easier to read. A few weeks ago ...
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Making cleveref insertions globally available

I keep all my commonly used latex packages in one custom package, including the referencing package cleveref. However, reftex is configured to only provide insertion of cleveref referencing commands ...
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RefTeX reftex-citation not showing all entries and takes preceding word as argument

After initial setting up emacs with AuCTeX and RefTeX everything worked fine. may not be the problem, see edit below Now, for a porject I tried setting up RefTeX to work with markdown-mode with this ...
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AUCTeX: Some general macros/command missing from auto-completion/macro insertion

While further trying to set up a Latex environment in emacs I stumbled over a "problem" with macro-completion which I don't understand right now. When writing Latex code the usual way to ...
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Add parsing of latex-style .el file to LaTeX-hook using AUCTeX

I did some online research (e.g. here) but couldn't figure out how to solve the following problem so far (of course, I might have overlooked something since the whole emacs community is new to me). ...
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How can I make AUCTeX recognise this macro?

I'm writing a custom helper command for my beamer presentation: \newcommand{\sectionfigure}[1]{ \begin{tikzpicture}[overlay, remember picture] \node at ([shift={(0, 0.27925\paperheight)}] foot....
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How can I make `fill-paragraph` on selected text respect indentation in AUCTeX?

Using fill-paragraph in AUCTeX normally respects the given indentation. However, if I use fill-paragraph on a selection, only the first line will be indented, the other lines won't. Is there a way to ...
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AucTeX: Keybinding for compiling document

Is there a command, for which I can set a keybind for compiling the document? The command (TeX-command-master, bound to C-c C-c) gives you a list of options but it's rather inefficient. I'm looking ...
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Save LaTeX/AucTeX generated auxiliary files to a separate directory EXCEPT for the PDF file

I am using AucTex in Emacs to compile my LaTeX files. Is there a way to keep just the PDF file in the current directory and send all the other auxiliary files to a separate folder? I have set TeX-...
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Unexpected auto indentation by 8 spaces with AucTeX

It's currently hitting the standard list-like environments and comments but I can't quite figure when exactly it happens, as it looks non-deterministic: sometimes in a big document I actually get a ...
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Make auctex ask me only for position and width when inserting a minipage environment

If I insert a minipage environment using auctex LaTeX-environment it asks me for "Position", "Height", "Inner Position" and "Width". However I only want to be ...
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CDLaTeX: No such modifier ‘t’ outside math mode

I'm trying out CDLaTeX, but I'm running into the problem that when typing e.g. "don't" in text mode, I get: cdlatex-math-modify: No such modifier ‘t’ outside math mode I have a similar ...
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AucTeX doesn't start properly

I just moved to an M2 Mac and simultaneously abandoned AquaMacs for Emacs 28.2. Everything more or less works, except that after installing AucTeX, it fails to start properly, giving me internal--...
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transient mark mode highlighting not visible inside preview latex

I am using preview latex in auctex. When you are inside an equation there is a blue background around the latex you are previewing, which means I cannot see the highlighing from transient mark mode. ...
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Change latexmkrc by setting file local variable

How can I specify inside a latex file (for example as a local variable) that compiling with latexmk should use a latexmkrc file with a specific path say /path/to/latexmkrc and not the default one and ...
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Always replace " with \enquote{ or }

You can configure AuCTeX to automatically replace " with \enquote{ or }, if the package csquotes is loaded, which is great. But when I am using my own custom class, where csquotes is loaded in ...
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Auctex: when an error occurs, I get moved to a .vrb file instead of the main file

If I write a LaTeX document with beamer and fragile slides with an error, like: \documentclass{beamer} \begin{document} \begin{frame}[fragile]{Test} Page 1\eia \end{frame} \end{document} and ...
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Compiling .tex files seem to be tied to a username?

I'm working on multiple computers and compiling LaTeX document through AUCTeX. I've set up Evince as my external viewer and the synctex and back referencing work perfectly... ...as long as I've ...
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Orgmode : do not switch to latex/MPS mode when entering math environment

With a recent emacs-master and up-to-date packages, I noticed that the major mode of an org file switches from org mode to latex/MPS (as it appears on the modeline) whenever I enter in a math ...
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How to make AUCTeX aware of my custom sty files in an inner folder

Is it possible to point AUCTeX to extra *.sty files I load from an inner folder? Currently, I don't have access to environments defined e.g. in amsmath. I realise the problem is AUCTeX does not seem ...
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reftex customizing tags for cleveref

Is it possible to customize reftex so that for an equation (when I type "e" after invoking reftex) I get \eqref{eq:blah} but for anything else (theorem, lemma) I want to get \vref{thm:abc}. ...
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How to instruct AUCTeX to ignore a specific character when indenting?

I'm writing a document with AUCTeX using the songs package. It all works well, but it requires to input chords like in the sequence \[La]. The problem is, AUCTeX ignores the first bracket (since it is ...
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How can I prevent inner-indent after `\begin{frame}` in auctex?

In auctex, there is \begin{frame} block in beamer. After this coming text starts with a indent. Is it possible to prevent this? file.tex \section{MySection} hello world ^ |__[TAB] => nothing ...
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Open pdf of citation in auctex

One can currently open a pdf of a citation in a latex document via the following steps: open a latex document in emacs with installed packages auctex, reftex, ivy-bibtex, and pdf-tools move cursor ...
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Auto-completion of \lvert in AucTex

I wish to "electrically" insert \rvert or \Bigr\rvert when typing \lvert or \Bigl\lvert in AucTeX.
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How can I change color of dollar sign different than font-latex-math-face in auctex?

In AUCTex, my font-latex-math-face has green color that also colors $ $ or \( \) into green as well. Here I just want to have different color for dollar sign than font-latex-math-face's Is it ...
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How can I catch `unexpected $ after open inline math \(` in auctex?

Overleaf generates following warning message for tex files: unexpected $ after open inline math \(. Is it possible to catch this warning message in AUCTex as well? Example would be: \( ... $ ... \) \(...
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Stop AuCTeX from asking for a master file everytime I compile for the first time after reopening Emacs

Since I work with multifile-documents, I put (setq-default TeX-master 'nil) in my init.el. Everytime I compile for the first time in a new Emacs-session, I get queried for the master file. The first ...
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Unable to achieve advertised "word-level" accuracy using SyncTeX with PDF Tools

From the AucTeX Changelog (v. 11.89): To open the PDF output file you can now also use PDF Tools, a document viewer for Emacs. With it, as a plus, forward and backward search is accurate at word ...
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How can I avoid switching into font-latex-math-face in tikzpicture environment?

When I have text inside \begin{equation} ... \end{equation}, font-latex-math-face face is applied. If I have atikzpicture block inside equation, font-latex-math-face face is applied to it as well: \...
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The arrow in the PDF-Tools viewer disappears too quickly when using the 'pdf-sync-forward-search' command in a LaTeX document

Occasionally the arrow does persist long enough to see it in the PDF output, but usually it flashes by too quickly to even detect it. Any thoughts on how to troubleshoot this? It took me several hours ...
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Condition which checks, whether one is in the argument of a Latex function

Auctex provides the variable texmathp which indicates, whether one is inside math mode. This is extremely useful, because many things in Latex-editing depend on this. Is there a good way to check, ...
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