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A feature that I terribly miss in Lyx (compared to standard tex editors), is that when I click on "Preview Pdf" I get exactly to where I'm editing rightnow.

A less missed feature is to go back from the PDF to the editor in a particular point.

Does the first feature exists in Lyx? Maybe also the second? I use Mac OS.

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    both features exist and are called "reverse (or inverse) search" and "forward search". Please search for those terms in Help > Additional Features. I use them regularly with LyX on Ubuntu.
    – scottkosty
    Commented Oct 20, 2016 at 14:02
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    @scottkosty This should be the answer! I didn't know what this feature was called, so your comment helped. You should write it up and let me upvote. :)
    – Sparhawk
    Commented Mar 17, 2017 at 3:11

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Both features exist and are called "reverse (or inverse) search" and "forward search". Please search for those terms in Help > Additional Features. I use them regularly with LyX on Ubuntu. Setting them up is platform dependent so follow the instructions for your platform. Also note that only certain PDF readers support these features.

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  • +1! I also found some useful information in the wiki, some of which was missing in the Help.
    – Sparhawk
    Commented Mar 17, 2017 at 3:51
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    @Sparhawk yes that's good. I hope that we can implement some sort of automatic configuration in the future, as I suggest at here.
    – scottkosty
    Commented Mar 17, 2017 at 4:40

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