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## [AUCTeX] Re: questions on AucTex installation on Windows please.

 From: David Kastrup Subject: [AUCTeX] Re: questions on AucTex installation on Windows please. Date: Tue, 19 Jul 2005 20:14:44 +0200 User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

"D Wang, Electrical & Electronic Engineering" <address@hidden> writes:

> Dear Kresten,
>
> Thanks for the manual of AucTex.

Well, if anybody knows how to actually reach Kresten these days, I'd
not mind getting a pointer.

> I have used Emacs and MikTex on Windows for a long time. Now I want
> the function of viewing the print output of a small Tex region
> without compiling the whole document.
>
> Is this function available in Emacs itself without AucTex?

Uh, actually I don't know.  After all, this _is_ the AUCTeX users'
list.

> There is a menu in Emacs "Tex --> Tex Region", but I can't make it
> work.

It is likely that it requires the
\begin{document}
and
\end{document}
to be on a line of their own, without indentation and in exactly that
form.  And in the file that you are wanting to compile.  If this is
already the case, I am out of guesses.

AUCTeX will, by the way, have similar requirements to get this to
work.

> 1. Is the "MSYS tool set" in your manual the "MSYS-1.0.10.exe" from
> <http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=2435>, or the

Sounds ok.

> 2. The GNU EMacs and MikTex are already in my machine. I can't carry
> out the step 5 (page 8) in your manual and need more details
> there. To have "bash", there is no .exe from
> <http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/bash/>, only source code. And itself has a
> "configure" in its directory. Could you help me to be able to
> takeoff in step 5?

MSYS, when installed, places an icon on your desktop.  Double-click on
that icon, and this starts a "bash" shell.

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David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum