Up: Next Steps
This Woodnotes guide won't get into the
details of LATEX but let it be said that if you intend to develop
documents using TEX or LATEX software, you could hope for no
better text editor than emacs. Find the Auctex package for emacs -
it probably came with your distribution anyway - and install it.
Auctex will be loaded immediately whenever you open or begin a file
with the extension .tex. It makes a whole host of commands available
to you at a keystroke and has good documentation that will help you
get familiar with its capabilities. It's very convenient to simply
hit C-c C-c to run LATEX on your document and again to view the DVI
output file. Auctex also contains provisions to help you organize and
create your Bibtex files, and lots more.