Known extensions to AUCTeX are controlled by the variable TeX-file-extensions: TeX-file-extensions is a variable defined in ”. Its value is. AUCTeX Starting a Command on a Document or Region. C-c C-a) Compile the current document until an error occurs or it is finished. Actually, there is another command which comes in handy to compile documents: type C-c C-a (TeX-command-run-all) and AUCTeX will compile the document.

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It actually checks if can run TeX-command command or the shell returns a command not found error. If the file being edited is auctrx included from another file, then you can tell AUCTeX the name of the master file by setting this variable.

String with the extra options to be given to the TeX processor. Any help with getting Preview to open and making compiling easier would be much appreciated. For me, that’s quicker than something like F5, because I can type it without moving my hands from the touch-type position and without ho at the keyboard.

Thank you ArashEsbati That worked. You may wish to spread a document over many files compipe you are likely to do if there are multiple authors, or if you have not yet discovered the power of the outline commands see Outline.

AUCTeX One Command for LaTeX, helpers, viewers, and printing

C-c C-v is bound to the command tex-viewwhich, by comple attempts to open a. By default, it will assume that the current file is the master file. Become a Redditor and subscribe to one of thousands of communities. The trailer is all text from the line matching the regular expression TeX-trailer-start.

It doesn’t work when there is no masterfile.

The header quctex all text up to the line matching the regular expression TeX-header-end. Its value is “tex” “sty” “cls” “ltx” “texi” “txi” “texinfo” “dtx”. You can set the viewer, how often latexmk checks if your. Sign up using Facebook. If you fix the current region with C-c C-t C-rthen it will get used for more commands even though mark and point may change.


You can instruct TeX to print error messages in the form file: Here’s a quick and dirty solution that might work for you: Using eval-after-load is a good practice. The region contents are written into the region file, after extracting the header and trailer from the master file. For this to work with multifile documents, AUCTeX has to have a place to put the information about the files in the document. Usually dvipdfmx command is used for this purpose. Recall the whole sequence of C-c C-c commands can be replace by the single C-c C-a.

When the PDF file is finally ready, the next suggested command will be to open the viewer.

Use C-h k followed by a keypress to find the right string to pass into kbd. If you try to compile a document which loads one of such packages and the set engine is not one of those allowed you will be asked to select a different engine before running the LaTeX command. A special copile of running TeX on a region is TeX-command-buffer which differs from TeX-command-master if the current buffer is not its own master file.

There are some options you can customize affecting which processors are invoked or the way this is done and which output they produce as a result. See above for details. If that works, then you can create a custom function linking that custom function to the f5 key.

Sign up using Facebook. C-c C-r Query the user for a command, and run it on the contents of the selected region. Its value is “tex” “sty” “cls” “ltx” “texi” “txi” “texinfo” “dtx” Documentation: Should you use source specials it has to be stressed very strongly however, that source specials can cause differences in page breaks compole spacing, can seriously interfere with various packages and should thus never be used for the final version of a document.


You can customize TeX-PDF-mode to give it a different default or set it as a file local variable on a per-document basis. These eventually set the variable TeX-engine which you can also modify directly. Thank you for your input though! Would you turn your comment into an answer, I would happily accept! This is a ckmpile suggestion! The buffer contents are written into the region file, after extracting the header and trailer from the master file.

A sub-reddit for the timeless and infinitely powerful editor. Since the master file perhaps indirectly includes all other files in the document, AUCTeX will get information from all files in the document.

By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie PolicyPrivacy Policyand our Terms of Service. If you touch-type, you should really give C-c C-c another chance.


At least is it possible to simply compile without having to confirm the latex command? In order to compile I do C-c C-c, then it asks “Command: Is that what you mean?

The master file associated with the current buffer. Values currently supported are “II”the default, and “IV”. To set this function to F1, you should try something like: C-c C-t C-s Toggles support for forward and inverse search. Here is a quote from auctex manual Once you started the command selection with C-c C-c, C-c C-s or C-c C-b you will be prompted for the type of command.

If you want to activate it for a certain AUCTeX mode only, set the variable in the respective mode hook. The solution for me was to remove auctex and reinstall it.