# Problems with forward and backwards search in sublime (latextools)

Even though I've done everything as I should in the sublime settings, I cant get forward or backward search to function. I am using sublime2 on ubuntu, where I have both python2.7 and python3 is installed. The program is built using ctrl+b, and the PDF is automatically opened using document viewer.

// LaTeXTools Preferences
//
// Keep in the User directory. Personalize as needed

{

// ------------------------------------------------------------------
// General settings
// ------------------------------------------------------------------

// Cite/ref autocompletion by default is triggered after e.g. \ref{. If you don't like this,
// set to false. You can also use toggles: C-l,t,a,c and C-l,t,a,r.
"cite_auto_trigger": true,
"ref_auto_trigger": true,

// Keep focus on Sublime Text after building (true) or switch to PDF viewer (false)
"keep_focus": true,
// Sync PDF to current editor position after building (true) or not
"forward_sync": true,

// ------------------------------------------------------------------
// ------------------------------------------------------------------

"linux" : {
// Path used when invoking tex & friends; MUST include $PATH "texpath" : "$PATH:/usr/texmaker",
// Command to invoke Python 2. Useful if you have both Python 2 and Python 3 on your system,
// and "python" by default is liked to Python 3. If blank, "python" is used
// Note: ST3 uses Python 3 internally, but the evince scripts need Python 2
"python2": "python2.7",
// The name of the ST2 or ST3 executable. On Ubuntu, both subl and sublime-text are
// available for ST2; adjust as needed for other platforms, and for ST3
"sublime": "subl",
// How long to wait after evince has launched before sending a sync message
// in seconds, floating point; choose 2.0 or 3.0 on a slower machine, 0.5 on a fast one
// Note: only tweak this if sync after launching the PDF viewer does not seem to work,
// or if the PDF viewer opens instantly and you don't want to wait.
// Default: 1.5 (works on my MBP4,1...)
"sync_wait": 1.5,
"forward_sync": true
},

// ------------------------------------------------------------------
// Build engine settings
// ------------------------------------------------------------------

// OPTION: "builder"
// Specifies a build engine
// Possible values:
//
// "default" or ""  the default built-in build engine; currently
//                  this is the same as "traditional"
//
// "simple"         invokes pdflatex 1x or 2x as needed, then
//                  bibtex and pdflatex again if needed;
//                  intended mainly as a simple example for
//                  peoeple writing their own build engines.
//
// "traditional"    replicates the 'old' system based on
//                  latexmk (TeXLive) / texify (MiKTeX)
//
// "script"         external script: just invokes the script
//                  specified in "builder_settings"
//
// custom name      you can also use third-party build engines;
//                  if so, set the "builder_path" option below
//
// NOTE: custom builders CANNOT have the same name as an existing
// built-in build engine (including "default")

// OPTION: "builder_path"
// If non-empty, specifies a path to a custom builder, relative to the
// Sublime Text Packages directory.
// For instance, "User/builders" (on Windows: "User\builders") is a good
// choice if you roll your own.
// (Note: if you choose "User", you may get a Python import error in the
// console, but things will still work).
// Leave empty ("") for a built-in builder.

"builder_path": "",

// OPTION: "builder_settings"
// Specify builder-dependent settings and preferences
// Possible values: see README or documentation provided with
// third-party build engine.
// Builder setting can be general or OS-dependent

"builder_settings" : {

// General settings:
// See README or third-party documentation

// (built-ins): true shows the log of each command in the output panel
"display_log" : false,

// Platform-specific settings:
"osx" : {
// See README or third-party documentation
},

"windows" : {
// See README or third-party documentation
},

"linux" : {
// See README or third-party documentation
}
},

}

• Welcome to TeX.SX! You can have a look at our starter guide to familiarize yourself further with our format. Did you try to ask StackOverflow? Probably there are more sublime experts. – Symbol 1 Apr 12 '15 at 17:13
• Have you setup your pdf-viewer to be used with sublime text? – Rud Faden Apr 12 '15 at 17:49
• Thank you for your answer @RudFaden . No I have not, the PDF is opened in document viewer. How is this done? – bjornasm Apr 12 '15 at 20:15
• It depends on the pdf viewer you use. I think it should be in the latextools guide. – Rud Faden Apr 13 '15 at 7:06
• Looked it up. It should work out of the box with evince. Are you sure you are using the right keyboard shortcuts? – Rud Faden Apr 13 '15 at 7:08