I have a little problem with SumatraPDF inverse search. I followed this post for configuration. When I click "view output", Sumatra shows my PDF (which is a good start), but when I click on a word in the PDF to use the inverse search feature, it opens a new instance of TexnicCenter. Does someone know how to solve this? It should be a character to change in the command line but I can't figure it out.

I am using TexnicCenter 2.0 Beta 1 and Sumatra 3.0 and my command line is :

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

By the way, I tried to modify Windows 7 registry according to this post and it does not solve the problem.


You have an error in your command line. The \ after TeXnicCenter.exe has to be before ". So please correct the call for SumatraPDF to:

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

With the current versions of SumatraPDF (version 3.0) and TeXnicCenter (version 2.2) the inverse search runs like a charm.

If you have installed the 64 bit version of TeXnicCenter please change C:\Program Files (x86)\TeXnicCenter to C:\Program Files\TeXnicCenter.

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