14.1 The AUCTeX-RefTeX Interface

RefTeX contains code to interface with AUCTeX. When this interface is turned on, both packages will interact closely. Instead of using RefTeX’s commands directly, you can then also use them indirectly as part of the AUCTeX environment9. The interface is turned on with

(setq reftex-plug-into-AUCTeX t)

If you need finer control about which parts of the interface are used and which not, read the docstring of the variable reftex-plug-into-AUCTeX or customize it with M-x customize-variable RET reftex-plug-into-AUCTeX RET.

The following list describes the individual parts of the interface.



RefTeX 4.0 and AUCTeX 9.10c will be needed for all of this to work. Parts of it work also with earlier versions.


fset is used to do this, which is not reversible. However, RefTeX implements the old functionality when you later decide to turn off the interface.