NEW: For a prettier blog interface, see the Wordpress version!

Headlines for Monday:

  1. Emacs tidbit: DVI and LaTeX interaction (202 words)

Work on research


    Priorities - A: high, B: medium, C: low; Status - _: unfinished, X: finished, C: cancelled, P: pending, o: in progress, >: delegated.
    AX@1200 Call Aaron Kim
    AXCheck credit card bill from 2007.07.15
    AXSend update to Mark and Stephen
    AXPrint quotations
    AXExport quotations
    AXDoublecheck call details
    AXClassify quotations into major sections
    AXClassify quotations for section 2
    AXPrint out citation guide
    AXRewrite section 2.1
    AXWork on section 2.2
    AXHave lunch
    AXFind out difference between regular and supplemental - no benefits or paid vacations
    AXFind out if supplemental is eligible for work permit - yes
    AXSet up Skype
    AXGreet Tita Gay a happy birthday
    AXEmail Sophie
    AXFind calculator
    AXGet the Driver's Handbook +driving
    AXSet up my system to send mail through Dreamhost
    AXSet up book notes system
    AXBirthday: Sander A. Smith
    BXLibrary run
    BXMail stamps : E-Mail from Kathy Chua
    CCScrabble Monday


1. Emacs tidbit: DVI and LaTeX interaction: 00:05

Skimming the help.gnu.emacs newsgroup can turn up all sorts of amazing tidbits. For example, I occasionally write papers using the LaTeX markup language for scientific documents. This allows me to produce professional-quality typeset papers, particularly when equations are involved. (I used that *so* many times in university!)

I just found out that you can click on the typeset document (the DVI) and jump to the source code. Here's what David wrote on help.gnu.emacs:

That's easy. This feature is called forward and inverse search. It's explained in the AucTeX manual. If you use auctex just hit C-c C-t C-s (I don't know if this also works within the build-in tex mode). This enables the TeX-source-specials. With the source-specials on, Emacs will start xdvi with further options. xdvi will start displaying the page where the point is set in Emacs (forward search). When you click any line in xdvi simultaneously pressing Ctrl you return to Emacs with the point on the corresponding paragraph. This works also with other dvi viewers, but you have to configure them to use emacs server for inverse search.


On Technorati: ,

Random Emacs symbol: default-fringes-outside-margins - Variable: Default value of `fringes-outside-margins' for buffers that don't override it.


  1. Reply to Daniel Martins - sent today
  2. E-mail to Sacha Chua
  3. E-mail to Sacha Chua
  4. E-mail to Sophie Beauchemin
  5. Reply to Mark Chignell - sent today
  6. Reply to Gabriel Mansour - sent today
  7. E-mail to Stephen Perelgut
  8. E-mail to Gabriel Mansour
  9. Reply to Stephen Perelgut - sent 17 days ago
  10. Reply to Mark Chignell - sent today
  11. Reply to Leah Haist
  12. E-mail to Sacha Chua
  13. E-mail to Mark Chignell
  14. E-mail to Mark Chignell, Stephen Perelgut
  15. Reply to Greg Wilson - sent today
  16. Reply to Kathy Chua - sent 4 days ago

Inbox items: 53 as of 19:41

Previous day | Next day

I'd love to hear about any questions, comments, suggestions or links that you might have. Your comments will not be posted on this website immediately, but will be e-mailed to me first. You can use this form to get in touch with me, or e-mail me at [email protected] .

Page: 2007.07.16
Updated: 2007-07-1700:45:2100:45:21-0400
NOTE: ANTI-SPAM MEASURE NOW IN PLACE. Please answer the following question with the right number in order to send me your comment.
What is two minus one? (hint: one ;) )