[OS X Emacs] synctex in Aquamacs

Peter Dyballa Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Mon Jul 28 15:41:33 EDT 2008

Am 28.07.2008 um 21:08 schrieb Joseph C. Slater PE, PhD:

> I have to admit that I've don't this kind of thing before, but I'm  
> concerned that an update would wipe out a change in such a file. I  
> was hoping this was a "preferences" way that would probably be be  
> maintained between versions, and easier for a lisp ignoramus like  
> me. I'm sure there is one, but I didn't find the path to see  
> 'pdflatex' to 'pdflatex --synctex'. I'm sure it's in there...  
> somewhere.

I can't use Aquamacs Emacs, because it's doing weird things with my  
ELisp repository, so I'm not aware of any changes, except that David  
Reitter wrote in the Aqua Emacs.app list that PLIST should better be  
avoided to stay compatible with other systems. Could be the change  
has already happened for you – before November 4th.

You don't need to know much of ELisp and you never should change  
ELisp files in the Emacs distribution. There are two alternatives:  
set something to the correct value in your init file (usually  
~/.emacs) or use the customisation interface. Available from Options - 
 > Customize Emacs. TeX-command-list is a Specific Option. And  
miraculously you can paste the variable's name for example into the  
*scratch* buffer, leave the cursor in the name, and then choose from  
the menu Options -> Customize Emacs -> Specific Option. Now a simple  
RET is sufficient.

BTW, once you've saved your changes (they should go into ~/.emacs)  
you have a slight chance to edit this customisation in the init file ...

How did you integrate the synctex option before? Are you aware of the  
difference between Emacs' native (La)TeX mode and AUCTeX's offerings?



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