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This is version 1.7 of the LaTeXinfo program, and is for Version 18
of GNU Emacs.

Documentation for GNU utilities and libraries is usually written in a
format called "TeXinfo".  This document describes an enhancement
of this format which can be used with LaTeX instead of TeX.

LaTeXinfo offers a number of advantages over TeXinfo:

  1. The point size or layout style of a document can be changed easily,
     using the `documentstyle' (article, report, book, twoside, ...).
  2. LaTeX has better error checking than TeX files, especially in
     begin/end environments.  In addition, the LaTeX error messages are more
     informative.  This makes it considerably easier to make extensions and
     enhancements (read hacks).
  3. LaTeX delimits its arguments with braces, so it's easier to tell where
     a LaTeXinfo command starts, and where it ends.  TeXinfo has to stand on
     its head to avoid using TeX's braces.
  4. Any LaTeX commands not understood by the on-line manual generator
     (`latexinfo.el') are simply ignored.  This means that you are free to add
     a considerable number of LaTeX commands to make you manual look pretty,
     as long as you don't care that there will be no action taken by the 
     Info formatting program.
  5. It is easy to add your own extensions to the on-line manual generator
     by making GNU Emacs handlers for your LaTeX extensions.  This is
     the Emacs counterpart to the `documentstyle' options.  LaTeXinfo looks
     in a specified directory for GNU Elisp code that corresponds to each
     style file.  This makes it easy to modularize your style files.
  6. LaTeX has many advantages over TeX, such as being able to easily
     incorporate the BibTeX bibliography formatting program.

See the file INSTALL for installing LaTeXinfo.     

Please report any errors or suggestions to

Mike Clarkson


Name Notes


Name Size Date Notes
CHANGES 6806 1992-02-24 12:00
COPYING 12488 1991-11-19 12:00
INSTALL 4414 1991-11-28 12:00
Makefile 2529 1992-02-23 12:00
README 1910 1992-02-27 12:00
TODO 488 1992-02-25 12:00
configure 9415 1991-11-28 12:00
dot.latexinfo 3830 1991-11-28 12:00

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la­tex­info – Tex­info for LaTeX 2.09

A LaTeX 2.09 ex­ten­sion of tex­info, to­gether with Emacs 18 elisp sup­port files (“man­ual gen­er­a­tor” com­mands).

While the pack­age showed some promise, it hasn't been fol­lowed up to cur­rent LaTeX or cur­rent Emacs.

Pack­age De­tailsla­tex­info
Li­censeGNU Gen­eral Public Li­cense
Copy­right1991 Michael E. Clark­son
Main­tainerRichard M. Stall­man
Michael E. Clark­son
Topics macros and tools for prepar­ing doc­u­men­ta­tion
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