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C. Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What versions of Emacs and XEmacs are supported?

    AUCTeX was tested with Emacs 21 and XEmacs 21.4.15. Older versions may work but are unsupported. Older versions of XEmacs might possibly made to work by updating the `xemacs-base' package through the XEmacs package system.

  2. Why doesn't the completion or multifile stuff work?

    It must be enabled first, insert this in your emacs:

    (setq-default TeX-master nil)
    (setq TeX-parse-self t)
    (setq TeX-auto-save t)

    Read also the chapters about parsing and multifile documents in the manual.

  3. Why doesn't TeX-save-document work?

    TeX-check-path has to contain "./" somewhere.

  4. Why is the information in `foo.tex' forgotten when I save `foo.bib'?

    For various reasons, AUCTeX ignores the extension when it stores information about a file, so you should use unique base names for your files. E.g. rename `foo.bib' to `foob.bib'.

  5. Why doesn't AUCTeX signal when processing a document is done?

    If the message in the minibuffer stays "Type `C-c C-l' to display results of compilation.", you probably have a misconfiguration in your init file (`.emacs', `init.el' or similar). To track this down either search in the `*Messages*' buffer for an error message or put (setq debug-on-error t) as the first line into your init file, restart Emacs and open a LaTeX file. Emacs will complain loudly by opening a debugging buffer as soon as an error occurs. The information in the debugging buffer can help you find the cause of the error in your init file.

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