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I am trying to configure TexMaker with SumatraPDF.

This has previously been discussed
Configure forward search with Texmaker + SumatraPDF
but the solutions did not work for me.

Under "Options >> Configure TexMaker >> Commands >> PDF viewer", I have entered the following

"C:/Program Files (x86)/SumatraPDF/SumatraPDF.exe"  -invert-colors -reuse-instance "%.pdf" -reuse-instance -forward-search "%.tex" @

This "almost works". When I build and view the output, I get two PDFs. One PDF is the document I wish to view. This PDF also has the correct source links so I can do an inverse search from sumatra. But SumatraPDF also tries to the same PDF file, but from the following location:


which is not where the document is located.

Also, I use the -invert-colors option so that I get a black PDF with white letters.

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FYI, I know I have put -reuse-instance twice. This appears to be the only way to get the forward search and inverse search to work properly. – user26807 Mar 4 '13 at 0:37
There must be another error. That you needs the parameter -reuse-instance twice indicates this. Have you checked all pathes in TeXMaker showing to the right place? Which programm starts when you dobbleclick an tex file? Which versions of TeX, TeXmaker and SumatraPDF do you use? – Kurt Mar 4 '13 at 0:44
Texniccenter is my default LaTex Editor. But, I don't see why that should make a difference. I am compiling the TeX document from TexMaker Versions: – user26807 Mar 4 '13 at 1:01
versions: sumatra 2.2.1, TexMaker 3.5.2, MikTex 2.9 – user26807 Mar 4 '13 at 1:03
it's mentioned already in issue tracker. If it works, you should add it as a comment to first original thread with help of some moderator and make this thread as duplicate to tidy up the forum. – texenthusiast Mar 5 '13 at 0:54

It's much of a comment rather than a full pledged answer here by Matth

  1. Double use of -reuse-instance was not needed to resolve your problem as suggested by Kurt

  2. Starting from Version 3.2.1 "- an additional parameter (#) for the current file name is available for the commands (required for pdf synchronization with the sumatra pdf viewer)"

  3. You have missed # it your command line arguments, which was mentioned by Matth

    "C:/Programme/SumatraPDF/SumatraPDF.exe" -reuse-instance "%.pdf" -forward-search "#.tex" @
  4. Hence forward-inverse search works when you remove multiple -reuse-instance and replace the % to #

Note: % is for filename without extension. For forward-inverse interaction # takes over the precedence. Both might work along as # is used for #.tex.

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