I am having trouble getting "jump to source" working properly with my new TeX set-up on my new computer.

I installed WinEdt 10 with MikTex 2.9 on a new Windows 10 computer. I use pdftexify, and the default pdf viewer was TeXworks, which is fine with me, although I've not used it before. The synctex file seems to be generated properly, but when I use "jump to source" while viewing my pdf file in TeXworks, it jumps to the source in the TeXworks editor, rather than in the WinEdt, which is what I want. I don't see in the TeXworks preferences how to tell TeXworks to use the WinEdt editor. Could you help?

Incidentally, my inverse search didn't work at all with "synctex=-1" but rather I had to change to "synctex=1" in the WinEdt execution mode switch setting, in order at least for TeXworks to jump to source with its own editor.

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    For a workaround, I simply avoid TeXworks. Instead, I have now installed Sumatra, and that works fine with inverse search to WinEdt. But let me leave this question, since I would like to know how to do it. I find it odd that the default new set-up with WinEdt didn't work for me as expected.
    – JDH
    Jun 25, 2016 at 13:52

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I use WinEdt, and here is what works for me:

"C:\Program Files\WinEdt Team\WinEdt 10\WinEdt.exe" "[Open(|%f|);SelPar(%l,10);]"

In Sumatra click Menu/Settings/Options, then in the last box on that dialog box copy and paste the above.

  • Yes, I've said that it works fine with Sumatra, and the default setting when I installed it (which is almost the same as what you have), works perfectly. My question was about how to do this with the TeXworks viewer, rather than Sumatra.
    – JDH
    Jul 2, 2016 at 10:36

I had the same problem using thee previewer YAP. To fix this, I did the following:

View > Options > Inverse DVI Search.

Here, there was a list of programs YAP used for the inverse search. And indeed the only program in the list that appears was WinEdt. But, there was a "Command line" box that was empty, and was filled when I double-clicked the WinEdt option.

After this, my problem was solved.

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