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Re: AucTex and master file and pdf mode


From: Richard Riley
Subject: Re: AucTex and master file and pdf mode
Date: Sat, 12 Dec 2009 17:04:30 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1 (gnu/linux)

Richard Riley <address@hidden> writes:

> Ralf Angeli <address@hidden> writes:
>
>> * Richard Riley (2009-12-10) writes:
>>
>>> Ralf Angeli <address@hidden> writes:
>>>
>>>> You probably have something in your LaTeX files which makes AUCTeX
>>>> believe you do not want to use TeX PDF mode, like a `dvips' package
>>>> option.
>>>
>>> Actually I did have
>>>
>>> \usepackage[usenames,dvips]{colortbl}
>>>
>>> but thats only so I can get the color names e.g BrickRed and Goldenrod.
>>>
>>> Is there another non dvips way to get the same constants?
>>
>> Have you considered looking into the manual of color.sty?  It mentions
>> the `dvipsnames' option.
>
> Possibly its me being confused by odd naming conventions. Again,
> "dvipsnames". The "dvi" bit probably caused me to sweep past it.
>
> As a beginner to latex I find it horrifically difficult at times to
> know where to look - but getting there.
>

And in case anyone else has the issue ( which google suggests is
likely!) then I think the correct solution is to enable the pdftex
driver constants like this:-

,----
| \usepackage[pdftex,usenames,dvipsnames]{colortbl}
`----

cheers,

r.






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