{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 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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Syncing feature between editor and pdf viewer not working

I'm using TeXStudio on Windows 7 with MikTeX. I don't know how to get the "Jump to source" command that appears in the mouse right-click menu, in the pdf viewer, once I compile a *.tex file with Quick ...
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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 setup synctex with vim, pdflatex and an open-source PDF-viewer under Linux?

Inspired by the comments to this answer I am curious how to actually setup and use forward/reverse (inverse) search with vim, pdflatex and an open-source PDF-viewer under Linux. Btw, to give more ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Configure forward search with Texmaker + SumatraPDF

Texmaker has a Built-in pdf viewer which supports synctex forward/inverse search out of the box. This Built-in viewer can be displayed embedded or in a separate window, external viewers always have a ...
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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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How to get forward-search working in Kile with nested source files

I have a huge set of .tex files which compile into a single document. I have recently switched to Kile on Unbuntu (love it so far). However I see that forward search from source files other than the ...
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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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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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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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How to set up forward search: from .tex under Emacs to position .pdf under Okular

I edit .tex file under Emacs and view them with Okular. I have already set up the backward search: from .pdf to .tex by pressing Shift+Left click on the .pdf file. The related part of .emacs file is ...
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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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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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How can I keep browsing my pdf with synctex at the same time as LaTeX is rebuilding it?

As discussed here pdflatex preview problem: white pdf pages with only hyperref-rectangles visible during compile? when working on my dissertation which takes a long time to compile (even when ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Texmaker generated pdf file not showing the position of cursor

I am compiling LaTeX files with Texmaker on Ubuntu 12.04 system. When I run pdflatex and then view the pdf file (internal), it does not show me the exact place where I am editing on Texmaker i.e. ...
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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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Pdf sync with TeXShop

I am using TexShop on a Mac OS X Lion. I can sync between the pdf file and the tex file by a right click on "Sync" on the mouse. My question is the following: Is it possible also when I compile a ...
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How to forward search to a character when editing using Vim?

We can forward search to a line in a tex file opened in Vim by setting the following in a pdf viewer (I'm using okular): gvim --servername GVIM --remote +%l %f But can we go straight to the ...
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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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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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SyncTeX points to a wrong location in source or preview document

I have the following pretty simple document: \documentclass[11pt]{article} \usepackage{xltxtra} \usepackage{fontspec} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{polyglossia} \setmainlanguage{russian} ...