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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.


Emacs Lisp Package Archive

To install this package, run in Emacs:

M-x package-install RET auctex RET

How to Report Bugs Effectively

Bugs should be submitted with the

M-x TeX-submit-bug-report RET

command whenever possible, or with

M-x preview-report-bug RET

for the preview-latex subsystem.

Related Projects

Extension or Plugin

This package can be used as an extension, plugin, or add-on to:



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Leaders and contributors

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

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Software prerequisites

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

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 13 January 2021.


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