[Tuglist] front-end to latex

Kamala tuglist@tug.org.in
Thu, 22 Aug 2002 15:37:25 +0530 (IST)


I tried to install these packages which I downloaded from

1. preview-latex-0.7.3-1.src.rpm
2. preview-latex-common-0.7.3-1.noarch.rpm
3. preview-latex-emacs-0.7.2b-1.noarch.rpm
4. auctex-11.11-1.noarch.rpm

It refuses to install no. 3 and 4. It says failed dependencies for the
3rd even after installing the 2nd.


On 22 Aug 2002, Radhakrishnan CV wrote:

> >>>>> "Baburaj" == Baburaj A Puthenveettil
> >>>>> <apbabu@mecheng.iisc.ernet.in> writes:
>     Baburaj> Dear CVR, Could you please elaborate what is auctex
> from the README:
> AUC TeX is a comprehensive customizable integrated environment for
> writing input files for LaTeX using GNU Emacs.
> AUC TeX lets you run TeX/LaTeX and other LaTeX-related tools, such as
> a output filters or post processor from inside Emacs.  Especially
> `running LaTeX' is interesting, as AUC TeX lets you browse through the
> errors TeX reported, while it moves the cursor directly to the
> reported error, and displays some documentation for that particular
> error.  This will even work when the document is spread over several
> files.
> AUC TeX automatically indents your `LaTeX-source', not only as you
> write it -- you can also let it indent and format an entire document.
> It has a special outline feature, which can greatly help you `getting
> an overview' of a document.
> Apart from these special features, AUC TeX provides a large range of
> handy Emacs macros, which in several different ways can help you write
> your LaTeX documents fast and painlessly.
>     Baburaj> and reftex
> RefTeX is a specialized package for support of labels, references,
> citations, and the index in LaTeX.  RefTeX wraps itself round 4 LaTeX
> macros: `\label', `\ref', `\cite', and `\index'.  Using these macros
> usually requires looking up different parts of the document and
> searching through BibTeX database files.  RefTeX automates these
> time-consuming tasks almost entirely.  It also provides functions to
> display the structure of a document and to move around in this
> structure quickly.
>     Baburaj> setup as well as how to use the preview latex in
>     Baburaj> emacs.
> Here is a post dated Mon, 6 May 2002 10:17:48 +0530 (IST) in this list
> about preview-latex:
> Those who are using GNU Emacs as their editor can now enjoy near
> WYSIWYG typesetting in LaTeX if they can spare a few minutes to
> integrate a Lisp program called, preview-latex.el written by David
> Kastrup <David.Kastrup@t-online.de> et al to the Emacs setup.
> Preview-latex can also be a good reason to switch to GNU Emacs
> editor for those who use TeX as their text formatter but have
> hitherto kept Emacs at a distance.
> The program can be downloaded from:
>  http://sourceforge.net/projects/preview-latex
> Please have a look at a screen shot (86KB) of an Emacs frame with
> preview-latex at:
>  http://www.tug.org.in/download/preview.jpg
> where you can find a complex LaTeX document with all the inline and
> display math, section heading, etc neatly formatted. Preview-latex
> keeps all the math, floats and section headings as images in the
> Emacs buffer. With a middle button click at the image, the image
> disappears and original TeX sources appear for you to edit, with
> another middle button click, it brings back the updated image!
> There is a menu item in the AUCTeX menu namely "preview", you can
> use this for selectively previewing a particular item, region,
> buffer, document, etc. Keyboard shortcuts for all the items are
> available.
> Also see the following previews with pstricks code and image in a TeX
> document:
> http://www.tug.org.in/download/preview-pst1.jpg
> http://www.tug.org.in/download/preview-pst2.jpg
>     Baburaj> Currently I am using gvim and is wasting quite a bit of
>     Baburaj> time compiling each time I edit the tex file and seeing
>     Baburaj> the dvi file.
> That is a huge waste of time.
>     Baburaj> Does gvim has that facility?,
> I dont think so.
>     Baburaj> if so I dont have to shift to emacs from gvim
> It is worth trying emacs/auctex/reftex/preview-latex combination.
> Really great.