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Old 10-18-2004, 10:03 AM   #1
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emacs and TeX


I have seen that it is possible to have emacs color code the statements and function calls of my TeX documents. My version of emacs currently doesn't do that but I would like it to. Do you know how to do it?

Old 10-19-2004, 08:35 AM   #2
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I dont know, but my emacs does it automatically. My .emacs contains:

;; Red Hat Linux default .emacs initialization file ; -*- mode: emacs-lisp -*-

;; Set up the keyboard so the delete key on both the regular keyboard
;; and the keypad delete the character under the cursor and to the right
;; under X, instead of the default, backspace behavior.
(global-set-key [delete] 'delete-char)
(global-set-key [kp-delete] 'delete-char)

;; turn on font-lock mode
(global-font-lock-mode t)
;; enable visual feedback on selections
(setq-default transient-mark-mode t)

;; always end a file with a newline
(setq require-final-newline t)

;; stop at the end of the file, not just add lines
(setq next-line-add-newlines nil)

(when window-system
;; enable wheelmouse support by default
;; use extended compound-text coding for X clipboard
(set-selection-coding-system 'compound-text-with-extensions))

compare with your .emacs and see if there is a difference - if so add the difference to your .emacs (in your home directory) and see if it helps.


Old 10-19-2004, 08:54 AM   #3
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Actually it was just this line I had to add:

;; turn on font-lock mode
(global-font-lock-mode t)



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