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Emacs and LATEX

This Woodnotes guide won't get into the details of LATEX but let it be said that if you intend to develop documents using TEX or LATEX software, you could hope for no better text editor than emacs. Find the Auctex package for emacs - it probably came with your distribution anyway - and install it. Auctex will be loaded immediately whenever you open or begin a file with the extension .tex. It makes a whole host of commands available to you at a keystroke and has good documentation that will help you get familiar with its capabilities. It's very convenient to simply hit C-c C-c to run LATEX on your document and again to view the DVI output file. Auctex also contains provisions to help you organize and create your Bibtex files, and lots more.

Randall Wood 2011-03-31