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The purpose of the preview-latex package is to embed LaTeX environments such as display math or figures into Emacs source buffers. By mouse clicking, you can open the original text. After editing, another click will just run the region in question through LaTeX and redisplay the new results.


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GPLv2orlaterJanet Casey3 March 2005

Leaders and contributors

David Kastrup Maintainer

Resources and communication

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Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Required to use AUCTeX 11.54 or later
Required to use LaTeX
Weak prerequisite dviping
Weak prerequisite pdfTeX
Required to use Emacs 21.3 or later

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 7 January 2008.


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