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12.10.1 LaTeX export commands

C-c C-e l l     (org-latex-export-to-latex)
Export as LaTeX file with a .tex extension. For, Org exports to myfile.tex, overwriting without warning. C-c C-e l l Exports to LaTeX file.

C-c C-e l L     (org-latex-export-as-latex)
Export to a temporary buffer. Do not create a file.
C-c C-e l p     (org-latex-export-to-pdf)
Export as LaTeX file and convert it to PDF file.
C-c C-e l o
Export as LaTeX file and convert it to PDF, then open the PDF using the default viewer.

The LaTeX export back-end can use any of these LaTeX engines: ‘pdflatex’, ‘xelatex’, and ‘lualatex’. These engines compile LaTeX files with different compilers, packages, and output options. The LaTeX export back-end finds the compiler version to use from org-latex-compiler variable or the #+LATEX_COMPILER keyword in the Org file. See the docstring for the org-latex-default-packages-alist for loading packages with certain compilers. Also see org-latex-bibtex-compiler to set the bibliography compiler1.


[1] This does not allow setting different bibliography compilers for different files. However, “smart” LaTeX compilation systems, such as ‘latexmk’, can select the correct bibliography compiler.