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A sophisticated TeX environment for Emacs.

AUCTeX is an integrated environment for producing TeX documents in Emacs. It allows many different standard TeX macros to be inserted with simple keystrokes or menu selection. It offers an interface to external programs, enabling you to compile or view your documents from within Emacs. AUCTeX also features the ability to place inline previews of complex TeX statements such as mathematical formulae.

AUCTeX provides by far the most wide-spread and sophisticated environment for editing LaTeX, TeX, ConTeXt and Texinfo documents with Emacs or XEmacs. Combined with packages like RefTeX, Flyspell and others it is pretty much without peer as a comprehensive authoring solution for a large variety of operating system platforms and TeX distributions.



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30 September 2020

Leaders and contributors

Arash Esbati contributor
Ikumi Keita contributor
David Kastrup Maintainer
Mosè Giordano Maintainer

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
ForgeVCS Repository Webview
ForgeMailing List
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Emacs Lisp Package ArchiveGeneral
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Software prerequisites

Required to useTexinfo
Required to useGhostscript
Required to useLaTeX
Required to useTeX
Required to useEmacs 21 or later


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