13.10 LaTeX Export

The LaTeX export backend can handle complex documents, incorporate standard or custom LaTeX document classes, generate documents using alternate LaTeX engines, and produce fully linked PDF files with indexes, bibliographies, and tables of contents, destined for interactive online viewing or high-quality print publication.

While the details are covered in-depth in this section, here are some quick references to variables for the impatient: for engines, see org-latex-compiler; for build sequences, see org-latex-pdf-process; for packages, see org-latex-default-packages-alist and org-latex-packages-alist.

An important note about the LaTeX export backend: it is sensitive to blank lines in the Org document. That’s because LaTeX itself depends on blank lines to tell apart syntactical elements, such as paragraphs.

The following sections expect users to be familiar with common LaTeX terminology. You may refer to https://tug.org/begin.html to get familiar with LaTeX basics. Users with LaTeX installed may also run ‘texdoc latex’ from terminal to open LaTeX introduction 137



The command will open a PDF file, which is also available for download from http://mirrors.ctan.org/info/latex-doc-ptr/latex-doc-ptr.pdf