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Re: Useful key sequences for latex in emacs

From: Steve Revilak
Subject: Re: Useful key sequences for latex in emacs
Date: Wed, 16 Mar 2011 17:51:55 -0400
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2009-06-14)

I'm writing a latex documents, and it's boring to build a table word
by word. Is there any useful shortcuts in emacs for latex that allows
to build tables, to include images quickly? For example, having a key
sequence to build an table automatically in emacs

I write a lot latex with emacs (using latex mode).  The key sequence
that I find most helpful is C-c C-e (aka latex-close-block).  C-c C-e
finds the most recent \begin{FOO} and inserts the matching \end{FOO}.

I don't know of any dedicated latex-mode commands for building tables
or stubbing out figure environments.  But I can suggest two

The first alternative is abbrev mode.  You could (say) define an
abbrev that inserts


whenever you type "ltxfigure".

For more on abbrevs, see

  M-x info RET
  M-x Info-goto-note RET (Emacs)Abbrevs RET

Alternative two: for tables, I sometimes find that it's easier to
write the table using org-mode, have org-mode convert the table to
latex, and then insert the generated table back into the .tex file.

  M-x org-info

And look for sections on "Tables" and "export".


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