[OS X TeX] Invoking latex with tex + ghostscript option?

Enrico Franconi franconi at inf.unibz.it
Mon Jul 13 17:52:35 EDT 2009

Indeed, this should be done *after* you have loaded AucTeX. In  
Aquamacs, AucTeX gets loaded before the personal .emacs is loaded.  
Maybe in Carbon Emacs this is not true. Just a guess.

On 13 Jul 2009, at 22:59, Roussanka Loukanova wrote:

>> This is what I do in order to use simpdftex with AucTeX (add it to  
>> your ~/.emacs file, and you'll find a new menu entry for simpdftex):
>> (defvar simpdflatex-program
>> "simpdftex latex --mode dvips --maxpfb --distiller ps2pdf14"
>> "PDFLaTeX program via dvips")
>> (defun simpdflatex-command nil simpdflatex-program)
>> (setq TeX-expand-list
>> 	 (cons '("%(simpdflatex)"  (lambda nil (simpdflatex-command)))
>> 	       TeX-expand-list))
>> (setq TeX-command-list
>> 	 (cons '("simPDFLaTeX" "%(simpdflatex) %t" TeX-run-TeX nil
>> 		 (latex-mode doctex-mode) :help "Run pLaTeX")
>> 	       TeX-command-list))
>> (setq TeX-command-output-list
>> 	 (cons '("simpdftex" ("pdf"))
>> 	       TeX-command-output-list))
> I've tried a fresh ~/.emacs file with copy-paste the above  
> instructions. Carbon Emacs outputs the following error in the buffer  
> *Messages*:
> "Symbol's value as variable is void: TeX-expand-list"
> and, of course, the command simpdftex doesn't go into the Command  
> menu.
> I use simpdftex by adding the command to AUCTeX via the Carbon  
> Emacs's menu. A drawback is that after saving the setting, .emacs  
> gets the full list of all commands '(TeX-command-list ... ).
> Your method is better by adding in .emacs only the additional  
> commands by the TeX-expand-list.

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