so I've been trying for a while to configure those two programs, but I just can't get it to work. I always get the error: [ForwardSearch("%bm.pdf","%Wc",%l,0,0,... Cannot execute the command.

My settings are: The following are my settings.

  • Please add the full command you are using (the executable path) – papabravo Oct 23 '13 at 19:05
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    Have you looked at this? tex.stackexchange.com/questions/116981/… – Mario S. E. Oct 23 '13 at 19:07
  • @papabravo this is the executable path: "C:\Program Files (x86)\SumatraPDF\SumatraPDF.exe" -inverse-search "\"C:\Programme (x86)\TeXnicCenter\TeXnicCenter.exe\" /ddecmd \"[goto('%f','%l')]\"" – emmak Oct 23 '13 at 19:32
  • @MarioS.E. yes that's what I used, I have no idea where I went wrong.. – emmak Oct 23 '13 at 19:33

This configuration works for me.

Executable path

C:\Program Files (x86)\SumatraPDF\SumatraPDF.exe -inverse-search "\"C:\Program Files\TeXnicCenter\TeXnicCenter\TeXnicCenter.exe\" /ddecmd \"[goto('%f','%l')]\""

View project's output

DDE command



Topic: control

Forward Search

DDE command



Topic: control

Close document before running (La)TeX

Do not close

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  • It does not work for me. After TeXnicCenter opens Sumatra, if I double click on a word, Sumatra displays the error "Cannot start inverse search command. Please check the command line in the settings". – Antonio Sesto Jul 15 '16 at 8:43

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