I'm currently using LaTeXing in sublime text 3. Unfortunately I couldn't find a proper solution for enabling forward and backward synctex between source and pdf. The LaTeXing uses evince (on Linux).

LaTeXing setting page

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    okular has a setting for 'Editor'. For Kile, for example, it uses the incantation kile --line %l but there is also a Custom Text Editor option. I guess you need to know the equivalent option to pass sublime on the command line. Plus I'm not familiar with evince.
    – cfr
    Apr 27, 2014 at 1:00
  • @cfr, thanks. evince is probably the same but I couldn't figure it out how to add the option in LaTeXing setting. It seems no option is supported. Instead they might edit latexmk to do the task, for backward synctex I also didn't see any option/preferences in evince to modify it for backward synctex.
    – SddS
    Apr 27, 2014 at 6:06

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How about LaTeXTools, backward and forward search works great for me.

(Ubuntu - Texlive - Sublime Text 3 - Evince)

  • Yeah, but I think LaTeXing is also capable of doing such, but unfortunately I've find out a solution yet. So currently LaTeXTools is the alternative solution...
    – SddS
    Apr 30, 2014 at 22:50

The following set-up also works for Latexing.

First, use Okular to display the pdf. For this, move okular up in the pdf_viewer_order setting of Latexing. For example,

"pdf_viewer_order" : [
    // Linux

At this point the Latexing: Open PDF command should open okular with the right pdf. Now change the options in okular to use sublime as the editor: under Settings -> Configure Okular -> Editor choose Custom Text Editor and modify the command to

PATH TO SUBLIME/sublime_text %f:%l:%c

Now Shift + Left click should open sublime at the right position.

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