[OS X TeX] New TeX i-Package release in *EXPERIMENTAL* i-Directory

Maarten Sneep maarten.sneep at xs4all.nl
Tue Feb 22 18:52:35 CET 2005

On 22 feb 2005, at 18:01, Joseph C. Slater wrote:

> On Feb 22, 2005, at 11:03 AM, Gerben Wierda wrote:
>> What is preview-latex?
> It's an emacs packages that allows you to view the compiled equations, 
> figures, etc., inline within emacs. Uncertainty growing: It calls 
> latex for each equation, using the document header, to create 
> temporary jpg (png?) files of each graphic and equation that can be 
> viewed within emacs. Really cool when it works. Not, IMHO, a "robust" 
> package. It tends to get broken easily with a few changes in settings 
> if you don't know what you are doing (read "if a fool like me starts 
> putzing around").

preview-latex relies on preview.sty, which lives in the texmf.teTeX 
tree. It will process a latex file and write only the equations to the 
output (pdf or dvi), trying to get a tight bounding box around each. It 
is designed to work with Emacs to produce more or less wysiwyg 
previewing/editing of latex sources. The latex style file is fine and 
stable, I've never worked with the rest of the system, but I can 
imagine breaking it is far too easy, and since Peter Dyballa has been 
playing with the newly released and broken release of CE emacs, I can 
imagine something went wrong in that department.


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