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 in the source of the document?

I am using the editor TeXShop with Mac OS X.

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    Could you please tell what editor you are using. Some editors do and others don't provide the feature you described. – strpeter Dec 30 '13 at 17:09
  • TexShop is the one I am using – Tess Dec 30 '13 at 17:13
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    COMMAND+SHIFT+CLICK should be the required maneuver. – egreg Dec 30 '13 at 17:25
  • @egreg Yes. This is working. – Tess Dec 30 '13 at 17:37

The maneuver for going back and forth from the LaTeX file to the PDF file and conversely is



Actually, Command+Click is sufficient to switch between source and pdf file with TeXShop. (This answer was meant as a comment, but "I must have 50 reputation to comment"…)


Shell-Alternative: Grep-function

It is independent of any kind of editors. The idea is to find the place of interest (string as letters, words or longer fragment) by applying a search on (all) the *.tex file(s).

For multiple file search, you can use the shell command grep -r "source code" *.tex, as you have a shell too in OS X.

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