20 questions linked to/from What exactly is SyncTeX?
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### Why does LaTeX gzip the synctex file?

Why does latex gzip the synctex file, and no other aux files? Ungzipping the file reveals it is around 40 kB, which isn't much. Is this "legacy" behaviour (when computers did not have much storage) or ...
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### Understanding all output files when compiling a LaTeX document

I've been using MiKTeX for a while, but I haven't really understood what all the output files are. I'm using pdflatex and I've just started using biber for bibliography. When I compile a .tex file I ...
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### Can you have the preview open while writing in TexShop?

I'm new to this and I'm trying to write a document in TexShop. I keep needing to check my work as I go but to do this I have to save my code, close the window, reopen TexShop, then use the Open for ...
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### Line Numbering from .tex file lines

Is it possible to have a feature similar to the lineno package that outputs the .tex file line number that the pdf line came from? \documentclass[11pt]{article} \usepackage[english]{babel} \...
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### Kate editor, Okular, synctex: how to forward search pdf document?

Inverse search of a compiled file with -syntex=1 option is trivial: you just choose Configure -> Editor -> Kate option from Okular -> Settings menu, then use Shift-Click on your favorite line ...
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### Synctex in Texmaker and LuaLaTeX [closed]

I am using Texmaker 4.3 and LuaLaTeX. I have set the "-synctex=1" option to the pdflatex command. But the built-in pdf viewer will not jump directly to the position in the PDF file that corresponds to ...
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### How to increase TeX main memory size

I am working on a LaTeX file with many plots containing a lot of data points. I have a main.tex file that is including chapter files and inside these chapter files I include the files that contain the ...
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### Find changes in pdf directly [duplicate]

I would like to track my corrections in the pdf format simply. Actually after every running I wanna avoid scroll to specified pages of changes. is there anyway to manage that?
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### Automatic new directory for new files

I am looking for some way to have a tidy folder system. My idea is, when I create a new file for latex to automatically create a new folder under the same name inside my working directory and put all ...
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### Modifying TeX/Synctex

There is a glaring design flaw in TeX or Synctex for location of words. Given a text in a .tex files: Blah blah blah. This is a sentence blah! Blah Blah! The whole paragraph is treated as one unit ...
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### Instant Preview of Latex to PDF in silent mode with fast compiling

Please i am working on a project should provide fast compiling of Latex files in silent mode so the user should not see any process and just preview the final pdf file produced and i need it faster ...
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### Extra files when compiling tex [duplicate]

When building a LaTeX file (with Texstudio, if that's important) in addition to the .tex and .pdf files, there are also .aux, .log, and .synctex.gz created. What do these extra files do?
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### SHareLatex PDF Viewer/DVI Viewer

we are creating a Latex Online Editor Compiler, The compiler Part and the Viewer part etc are over, but one problem i can't able to solve, In sharelatex, if we click the Pdf Viewer inside some Text, ...