{forward-inverse-search} is a technology for having synchronization between source and preview, e.g., being able to Ctrl-click (or similar) in the source and jump to the corresponding place in the preview of the document, and vice versa.

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Synctex between Emacs and Evince, which would move focus for backward search

There is a great way to make Emacs, Evince and Synctex work together. However it has a minor caveat: when you do backward search, focus is not moved to Emacs (so you have to do that using mouse or ...
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Makefile using latexmk not syncing between ST3 and Skim

I am busy writing my dissertation. I am using Sublime Text 3 to edit the documents and Skim as the PDF viewer. There are several reasons why I am not using LaTeXing/LaTeXTools to compile: The ...
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Lost .tex file, how to restore it? Using synctex?

something really stupid happened to me. I was running a matlab code, my computer crashed as it completey ran out of memory, i had to restart it. Unfortunately, at the same time a had a .tex file ...
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How to enbale SyncTex in LyX?

I'm using LyX 2.0.7, and I tried to enable 'Synchronization with output' by following the guide on LyX wiki. I couldn't succeed after doing each step exactly as the wiki stated. After lots of ...
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How do I close a busy synctex.gz file?

I tried to compile a file, and LaTeX didn't like something (I have no idea what). Now, when I try to compile, I am told that "The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another ...
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Skim,emacs,sublime text3, backward search doesn't work

My working enviroment follows: OS: OS X Mavericks 10.9.2 Skim: 1.4.8 Editors: emacs-mac with AucTeX(Homebrew), sublime 3 with LaTeXtools (all versions are up-to-date) I have met a strange issue ...
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PDF inverse search in acrobat revisited

I've found this question about impossibility of inverse search with acrobat, but it is from 2012 so I decided to post in case there is some update. Does anybody know if situation has changed in any ...
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Skim Inverse Search Problem with Sublime Text 2

Skim Inverse Search doesn't work for me(Mac OS 10.9) Everything works fine for Sublime Text 2 with LaTexTools, building etc. Skim pops out, fine. Test PDF looks good. I set up sync in Skim wish to ...
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why is texmaker backward synctex search not working if the .tex file's dir name contains chinese characters?

I found a strange thing when I use texmaker. When my tex file's directory name is in english, the backward search is OK. While if the directory name contains chinese, the backward search is disabled. ...
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Synctex Go to source from pdf and comment package

Synctex is very usefull for me. Jumping between source text and the compiled PDF is is absolutely great. But when I use comment package: in TeXStudio --- I can't switch from pdf to source. in ...
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Forward/Inverse search in my TeXstudio (2.6.2) does not work

Forward/Inverse search in my TeXstudio (2.6.2) does not work, although the command -synctex=1 is activated, the synctex.gz file is created, the "Go to Source" button appears, and there is no error ...
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Sync between Adobe and Texniccenter

I am using TeXnicCenter and Adobe Acrobat Pro 11. My problem is whenever I compile my article in TeX -> PDF profile, it produces the output PDF and give me back from the first page, it does not ...
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How to configure Emacs and AUCTeX to perform Forward and Inverse Search

I have emacs23 and AucTeX installed on my Ubuntu system. I would like to change the default pdf viewer in emacs and enable forward and inverse search. How do I do it? I would like to share my ...
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Where is the specification of the Synctex file format?

In the context of a new LaTeX web-based IDE, we're writing a parser for Synctex. Where can we find a specification or explanation of its structure and content in order to correctly parse it?
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RStudio, Sweave and synctex

For a few days now I was wondering why RStudio stopped showing the "Sync PDF view to editor location". I still don't know for sure, but since my .synctex.gz file is apparently "(busy)" I assume there ...
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TeXShop search not working for multiple file source

I am using TeXShop 3.26 under Mavericks. I have SyncTeX selected as the sync method. Searching works both ways in general (source to pdf and pdf to source). However, when editing a multifile source ...
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TeXworks and textedit:// links

I use TeXworks for typesetting LilyPond music. The syntax is very similar, and the idea as well (text file -> PDF), so it's very convenient. However, LilyPond doesn't (obviously) use syncTeX for ...
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How to go to a particular line in TeXShop?

I want to edit the output PDF file, but it is difficult to find the correct place in the source editor. What is the keyboard shortcut to jump from a place in the output PDF to the corresponding place ...
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Are AUCTeX forward search and inverse search meant to work with C-c C-r and C-c C-b too?

Background: C-c C-r is like C-c C-c except it's for compiling & viewing just a fixed portion (specified by the user) of a TeX buffer. C-c C-b is like C-c C-c except it's for compiling & ...
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Joining .synctex files of documents blended by \includepdf

When I typeset a journal issue, I first make the seperate articles, and I join them together (adding the Table of Contents and other stuff, that's irrelevant now). When I read the final issue.pdf, I ...
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ForwardSearch: “Cannot execute the command” when using LuaLaTeX

If I try to compile with the LuaLaTeX-compiler in TeXnicCenter with the below outputprofile-settings, there showing up this error: [ForwardSearch("%bm.pdf","%Wc",%l,0,0,1)] Cannot execute the command ...
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Skim and Aquamacs: backward search does not work anymore

I've set up pdf syncing between Aquamacs and Skim, (setq server-use-tcp t) (server-start) (custom-set-variables '(LaTeX-command "latex -synctex=1") '(TeX-view-program-list (quote (("Skim" ...
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Texlipse builder script configuration with own batch file without losing forward and inverse search

I have followed the instructions of @Paulo Cereda to configure texlipse (LaTeX in eclipse) to use my batch file when running. But in the process, I have lost forward and inverse search even if the ...
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Is Inverse Search possible after the PDF file has been modified (e.g. annotated) (with Auctex and Okular)

I have configured Okular and Auctex so that forward and inverse search work like a charm when I have the *.tex file open and after I compiled the PDF file. I do, however, often encounter a scenario ...
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Inverse search texshop

I am having problems with inverse search on old files (let's say one year or older) in TexShop: it does not work. I have to update (typeset) the files for inverse search to work. (There are two ...
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portable PS-viewer with forward and inverse-search

I am using a portable Latex (Miktex, Texniccenter & Sumatrapdf) from my flashdrive and all works good. But I found no possibility to search in *.ps files through forward or inverse-search. I use ...
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Easy-to-install LaTeX editor for Windows 8 with forward and reverse search [duplicate]

This is not a duplicate of LaTeX Editors/IDEs I have a very specific requirement, which is not covered by that big-list question. I want 3 things from the Latex editor: (1) Works on Win 8 without ...
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Did anybody succeed in opening a text file at a certain line from a PDF link?

In my attempt to clarify some inconclusive topics and a part of the series "did anybody succeed" (e.g. Did anyone succeed in playing embedded movies inside Acrobat in Linux?), here it is a new ...
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LaTeX editor with inverse search and on the fly output preview

I have just formatted my HDD and I am trying to build up my system again. I am running both Windows Vista and Ubuntu. I am planning to install MiKTeX 2.9 - TeX Live and I am in search of an editor. ...
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Problem with Texmaker

I'm trying to configure "Synchronization source-pdf with Synctex" in Texmaker. If I add "-synctex=1" to PdfLatex command, it can't compile and give message "Could not start the command". Only if I ...
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How do I jump from line in Skim to the same line in my text editor?

I set my text editor (Aquamacs) to produce the .synctex.gz file. But still I don't understand how to jump from Skim back into the text editor. Is there a specific command?
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Inverse search in texshop is broken — perhaps after tlmgr update

I'm a new mac user. When I tried TexShop after my fresh MacTex install, the inverse search (CMD+click from pdf to source) worked perfectly. Now it doesn't work. I suspect it stopped working when I did ...
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texmaker forward/backward search

I am using texmaker 4.0.3 and would like to use forward/backward search. If if right-click my tex document I get the possibility 'go to pdf', but it doesnt seem to do anything. I suppose my ...
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How to implement forward-inverse-search with TeXStudio and Evince in Ubuntu?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 with TexStudio and Evince 3.4.0 installed. Can I use them to realize forward-inverse-search between my tex source code and the pdf file? How? I tried the method described ...
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Xdvi to Emacs inverse search not working in Emacs 24.3.1 / AucTeX-11.87 in Ubuntu 12.04

I'm trying to use AUCTeX to write my LaTeX documents. However I'm having issues with performing inverse search from Xdvi to Emacs. Software Specifications I currently use Emacs 24.3.1 / AUCTeX-11.87 ...
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Missing jump to source

I used to be able to right click on the pdf and the bottom of the list would be a "jump to source" option which would take me to the source code where I had clicked on the pdf. It is no longer there ...
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Texshop synctex inverse search [closed]

I'am running pdflatex from Texshop 3.18 on OS X 10.8.4 with Synctex and the inverse search is not working, meaning from the output pdf back to the source window. Command left clicking the pdf does ...
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Texmaker - easy approach to edit large paragraphs (jump to line) - inverse search

Editor: TexMaker I have been searching for a while, but couldn't find a practical solution. I am writing an article, and the problem is when I need to edit. When I find a mistake in the pdf, I use ...
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Forward search with WinEdt when compiling PDF

There is a forward search option (Shift+F8) with WinEdt 7 which works well for me, but it is only to visualize a previously compiled PDF. I am looking for a way to force a new compilation of the PDF ...
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TeXShop Search Window

I've just reinstalled TeXShop [and OS X]. I would like to find/replace/replaceall only within a block of selected text. I seem to recall my old version had this feature, but I can't find it now (my ...
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What exactly is SyncTeX?

I stumbled upon these SyncTeX files in my directories and wanted to know what they are for. I searched this site and the internet and I think I have some vague understanding of what it is but I'm ...
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How to configure TeXnicCenter 2.0 with Sumatra (2013 version)

Despite having gone through Configure TexnicCenter with something else than Adobe Reader X and having looked at the TeXnicCenter + Sumatra Tutorial, there seems to some little changes for ...
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Texshop and inverse search

I just updated to the latest version of TexShop and now my inverse search (from the pdf to the source) does not work anymore. Neither with command+click nor with right click -> sync. It used to work ...
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Forward Search in Emacs for Okular not working

On Emacs, I am trying to get forward search with Okular. Right now, I have the following command: okular --unique %o#src:%n`pwd`/./%b But, this does not take me to the right line, as I'd expect. ...
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Why does LaTeX gzip the synctex file?

Why does latex gzip the synctex file, and no other aux files? Ungzipping the file reveals it is around 40kb, which isn't much. Is this "legacy" behaviour (when computers did not have much storage) or ...
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Forward search from input file using TeXNicCenter

I'm using TeXnicCenter 2 Beta 1 (on a Windows Vista machine) and I am trying to use the forward search. It is configured with SumatraPDF so that when I press F5 to View Output, SumatraPDF comes to ...
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What is the closest alternative for TeXnicCenter + SumatraPDF on mac? [duplicate]

I am getting a mac soon, and I am freaked out the fact that I won't be able to use my very much familiar TeXnicCenter + SumatraPDF magic tools. I googled around and decided to switch to TeXMaker, ...
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differences of pdf sync in TexShop

I have this stupid issue that bothers me. I use TexShop on two different computers, and when I command-click the source code (i.e., a forward-inverse search), each computer behaves differently. One ...
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AucTeX PDF syncing in Emacs, multiple windows problem

I have enabled Tex-source-correlate-mode with synctex as the syncing method. When I have a single Emacs window open, it works fine. But if I have multiple Emacs windows open, whenever I press ...
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TeXnicCenter - Forward search issue [closed]

I have been facing this intermittent problem with TeXnicCenter [TC] forward search. I have gone through many posts in TeX.SX and I have followed what is to be done. It works at times and at times ...