[Tex/LaTex] Emacs + AUCtex on Windows 8.1


I tried to install Emacs and AUCtex on Windows 8.1 without success (at least, it does not seem to work to me). With the risk of being pedantic, here are the steps I followed:

1) Extracted the most updates emacs zip folder in c:/Program Files(x86)/Emacs/emacs-24.4

(emacs per se seems to work. If I open a .tex file, in the menu appears "TeX", I can compile with pdftex using C-c C-c , etc.)

2) Extracted the AUCtex zip folder in the same location.

Now, if I open a .tex file with emacs, nothing has changed with respect to the previous situation.

Do I miss some steps?

Best Answer

If you have GNU Emacs 24 or later, you should definitely read the AUCTeX manual

1.2 Installing AUCTeX

The simplest way of installing AUCTeX is by using the Emacs package manager integrated in Emacs 24 and greater (ELPA). Simply do M-x package-list-packages RET, mark the auctex package for installation with i, and hit x to execute the installation procedure. That’s all.

Or, more simply, issue M-x package-install RET auctex RET.