{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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Setup SyncTeX with Emacs

I want to setup SyncTeX with Emacs, or, more specifically, with AUCTeX, and Evince in Ubuntu. How can I do that? I would like both forward search (from source to output) and inverse search (from ...
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How to configure TeXnicCenter 2.0 with Sumatra (2013/2014 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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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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Forward-inverse search using SyncTeX with the precison of a single word

I would like to know if SyncTeX supports forward search and inverse search in a precision of a single word. The "default" implementation in both TeXLive and MikTeX only seems to be able to synchronize ...
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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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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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Using SyncTeX with Adobe Acrobat Reader

The font rendering quality of Adobe Acrobat Reader is far superior to that of other PDF viewers. It also supports scripting via JavaScript. The debugger for JavaScript can apparently be enabled in ...
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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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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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Is there a “ForwardPDF” tool available?

When I am working on a big document, I find the srcltx package to be extremely useful. However, I also really like the hyperref package. Is it possible to use both? In particular, is there a way to ...
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Why is synctex in TL 2011 so fussy about filenames?

The forward search script I had written for vim and mupdf is no longer working since installing TL 2011, and upon investigating why, it seems that synctex is now very fussy about filenames, at least ...
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Synctex and Environments [closed]

Synctex makes it possible to jump between your LaTeX code and the compiled PDF, which is absolutely great, if you have larger documents. However it is my impression that when you use environments, ...
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Is the pdfsync package still relevant?

I just got a bug report for multicol because of a strange white space at the top of the first column and I traced it to the use of the pdfsync package that added material in various places that did ...
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Location inside a LaTeX source code

When viewing a pdf of a long LaTeX document, it can sometimes be difficult to find where a certain equation or a line in the pdf is located in the source code, as there are no page numbers in the ...
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pdflatex, latexmk, synctex: Adding an option to pdflatex causes synctex to fail

The user "Mike" kindly helped me on Latex, Emacs: automatically open TeX Help buffer on error and close it after correction of the error? to create the following function which makes error detection ...
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TexMaker + Sumatra PDF Forward search

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 >> ...
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How to set up inverse search with Okular and Kile

The title pretty much sums it up. I use the package srcltx in my documents. I am running Ubuntu with Kile 2.1 and Okular 0.8.2 as a viewer. I am pretty sure that inverse search should work, but I ...
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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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SyncTeX functionality in TeXShop and TeXworks

I have a LaTeX source code compiled with synctex=1. If I open it in TeXShop and I can click in the viewer on a certain word then I am navigated exactly on the word in the source code. By contrast, if ...
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Setting up forward search between Emacs+AUCTeX and Evince

Did anyone succeed setting up forward search between Emacs+AUCTeX and evince? In order to establish inverse/forward search between Emacs+AUCTeX and evince, it is necessary to: install new TeX Live ...
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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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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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Inverse search jumps to wrong position in tex-file if using crop package

When using pdflatex I generate a synctex file for inverse search. So far, pointing and clicking in the PDF viewer (SumatraPDF) brings me to the correct line in the TeX editor (TeXnicCenter). However, ...
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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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How to double-click in PDF document to go to source code? [duplicate]

When creating a document, I usually build a DVI document because the YAP viewer has a nice feature which allows me to double-click on a word in the DVI document which then causes the source-code ...
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Issues when using inverse/forward search with vim and xdvi (linux)

I am using vim 7.3.35 with the vim-latexsuite on ubuntu. After googling around I managed to setup forward/inverse search with xdvi by adding the following to my .vimrc: let g:Tex_CompileRule_dvi = ...
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synctex problem with -output-directory in TeXLive

I am currently using Windows 7, TeXLive2011, and TeXworks 0.4.3. I want to put all temporary files in tmp directory located in the same working directory as the .tex file. But, I want the final .pdf ...
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How to set up Okular for forward/backward search with TeX Live 2011? (not trivial anymore)

I am working with Xbuntu 12.04 on a MacBook Air 4,1. I have Okular version 0.14.3 and TeX Live 2011 installed. I used to have perfect forward (from .tex to .pdf) and backward (from .pdf to .tex) ...
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LaTeX viewer and forward search: how to achieve?

(solved) I am facing some problem with viewing the PDF. I am using TeXnicCenter on windows. How can I direct Adobe Reader 10.1 so that it opens at the place where the file was last edited? This is ...
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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 ...
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Setup Synctex with Emacs in Windows with Sumatra PDF [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: A simpleton's guide to (…)TeX workflow with emacs I want to setup SyncTeX in GNU Emacs 23.3.1 with Auctex 11.86 to work with Sumatra PDF 2.0.1. I use Windows ...