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For the reasons explained in this question How can I keep browsing my pdf with synctex at the same time as LaTeX is rebuilding it? I want to modify my latexmk settings.

I tried the changes proposed here https://tex.stackexchange.com/a/141582/4009:

new configuration

I tried

$preview_prefix="__preview__";
$preview_file = "$preview_prefix%R__.pdf";
$sync_file = "$preview_prefix%R__.synctex.gz";



$pdf_mode = 1;
$pdflatex = "pdflatex -synctex=1 -interaction=nonstopmode %O %S; cp %R.pdf $preview_file; cp %R.synctex.gz $sync_file";
$pdf_previewer = 'open $preview_file';
$pdf_update_method = 0;
$clean_ext = "synctex.gz";

@default_files = ('Diss.tex');

Problem

that works fine so far, but it does not solve my problem, because:

  • during compiling the Diss.pdf file is modified and not accessible for reading.
  • the __preview__Diss.pdf file remains unchanged and can be used for checking the last pdf output (while the new version is compiled)
  • when I go to the source code in the .tex files and use synctex to jump to the corresponding place in the pdf, it jumps to Diss.pdf and NOT to __preview__Diss.pdf as it should IMHO.

** My Question**

How can I tell synctex to jump to the preview pdf instead of the file which has the same name as the .tex master file?

used system

I'm using TeXLive 2014 on MacOS X 10.6. My pdf viewer is Skim.app

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