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'AUCTeX' is a package for writing and formatting TeX files in GNU Emacs and XEmacs. It supports various TeX macro packages including AMS-TeX, LaTeX, Texinfo, ConTeXt, and docTeX (short for writing LaTeX packages with the doc style or the ltxdoc class). AUC TeX lets you run TeX/LaTeX and other LaTeX-related tools, such as a output filters or post processor, from inside Emacs. You can browse through the errors TeX reported, while it moves the cursor directly to the reported error, and displays some documentation for that particular error. This works even if the document is spread over several files. AUCTeX automatically indents your `LaTeX-source', not only as you write it -- you can also let it indent and format an entire document. It has a special outline feature, which helps you to get an overview of a document. It also provides a large range of Emacs macros.


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Download version 11.87 (stable)
released on 30 November 2012

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GPLv2orlaterKelly Hopkins22 February 2010

Leaders and contributors

David Kastrup Maintainer

Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
Support Newsgroup emacs.auc-tex
Developer VCS Repository Webview
Packaging Homepage
Developer E-mail
Support E-mail
Bug Tracking E-mail
Help E-mail

Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Required to use Emacs 21 or later

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 18 January 2013.


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