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Re: File variables in tex-site.el

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: File variables in tex-site.el
Date: 01 May 2003 11:26:49 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.3.50

"Ulrich Dirr" <address@hidden> writes:

> David Kastrup wrote:
> > "Ulrich Dirr" <address@hidden> writes:
> >
> >> I'm wondering what all the file variables mean (%t, %f, %s, etc.).
> >> I would like to customize the list shown below. Where can I find an
> >> explanation what variables exist and what's their meaning?
> >>
> >> ;; The fpTeX commands.
> >> (setq TeX-command-list
> >
> > Oh shit.  _That's_ the reason why your stuff does not work
> > intuitively with PDFLaTeX now.  Please take a look at the settings of
> > this variable in tex.el, change fptex.el accordingly and submit a
> > patch.  I am afraid that fptex.el has fallen behind times.  Perhaps
> > one should let the code in fptex.el rather just modify those settings
> > in tex.el that are relevant.  We need an fptex.el maintainer,
> > obviously.  I don't think that any of the current developers of
> > AUCTeX actually uses Windows.
> I looked at tex.el and changed, e.g.,
>  (list "eLaTeX PDF" "pdfelatex \"\\nonstopmode\\input{%t}\""
>        'TeX-run-TeX nil t)
> accordingly. But I still don't understand what's the difference in
> behavior (ok, now I'll save some keystrokes). I still have to type C-c
> C-c after successfully compiling to view the file; getting 'Command:
> (default View)'; changing it to 'View PDF'; RET; etc.

The main difference was to the View command: it views PDF per default
if you used PDFLaTeX for producing PDF.

> And of course it would be a nice feature if Emacs could close
> any PDF document in Acrobat(Reader) before compiling (because Acrobat
> blocks the file) and changing to Acrobat if all above was successfully
> done.

I think that is not possible with Acrobat Reader.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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