Questions tagged [forward-inverse-search]

{forward-inverse-search} is a technology for having synchronization between source and preview, e.g., being able to Ctrl-click (or similar) in the source and jump to the corresponding place in the preview of the document, and vice versa.

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Can SyncTeX corrupt the .pdf file layout?

I know that the -src-specials option can corrupt the .pdf file when I compile(d) a .tex file with the \pdfoutput=1 option (I know it's not recommended to use \pdfoutput=1). E.g. latex -src-specials ...
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Setting up SyncTex with vim and zathura

I am a Latex enthusiast and I have set up my own system for compiling and previewing Latex using vim and zathura because I wanted a very minimal setup, without any plugins such as vimtex and the like. ...
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Is there a diff tool that supports synctex? Or a diff capable latex editor?

I collaborate with people on latex files (using git, but that shouldn't matter). I'm using the diff tool WinMerge to see what changes have been made to the source file, then i remember the line number,...
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Sumatra+Texstudio inverse search not working

I am using TexStudio on Win10 platform. As external pdf viewer I am using SumatraPDF. Last night I got the new update of Texstudio 3.0.4 (64 distribution) and since then I have problems with the ...
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Skim/Preview etc : forward sync not working

I am using Skim to preview pdfs generated by vimtex plugged into MacVim via vim-plug on MacBook Air M1. Whenever I write any changes to my .tex files the pdf opened in Skim does get updated but the ...
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synctex and piped input

When we execute pdflatex -synctex=-1 normalfile.tex we can see that the first lines of the produced normalfile.synctex are SyncTeX Version:1 Input:1:/path to current folder/normalfile.tex ... But if ...
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Is there a chance to get SyncTeX work with text within environments?

I know that SyncTeX does not work correctly in Beamer (see Inverse PDF Search in beamer). But there seems to be also a problem with inverse search in environments defined with \NewEnviron. I want to ...
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Texmaker forward search fails after build

I am trying to use an SumatraPDFv3.2 as an external PDF viewer to Texmaker5.0.4, and am unable to get forward search working properly. I have a master and child document structure. When I build in the ...
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MacVim to Skim forward search (without Vim-Latex)

I want to set up forward search from MacVim to Skim. I am using a Mac with Big Sur. It seems like the problem in forward searching (with respect to backward searching, which is fairly simple to set up)...
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LaTeX Editor with proper Tree View

I used TeXnicCenter for years, and since it is not actively maintained, I have to find an alternative (under Windows). My main concern for popular choices such as TeXstudio and TeXmaker is their ...
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What Synctex dependencies are missing under WSL?

The setup on my Windows work computer is an Ubuntu instance of Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) with an X server and the i3 window manager. I use emacs to edit latex and evince as a viewer. I have ...
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texstudio not synchro 'Go to source' in one of the chapter (or child document)

I'm having a problem with SyncTeX. 'Go to source' (i.e. from PDF to TeX and vice versa) only in one of my chapter, but in others it is spot on. Any idea what might be going on? NB I am compiling with ...
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Forward search from Emacs (AUCTeX) to Okular with \include not working

OS: Debian bullseye (testing) Emacs: 26.3 Okular: 1.11.1 AUCTeX: 12.2.4 .emacs (Emacs settings): (custom-set-variables ...
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SyncTeX inverse search with WinEdt and Rnw files

I am using WinEdt 9.1 with RManager and pdflatex to knit PDF files from Rnw files. The process generally works well. But I cannot use "inverse search" from my PDF documents to my Rnw files. ...
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Synctex/TexWorks does not respect image's custom width/height

Given the following code % I am using the 'float', 'graphicx', and 'lipsum' packages, including others. \lipsum \begin{figure}[H] \includegraphics[width=\linewidth, height=.2\linewidth]{...
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Forward search by clicking on the blue pointer in the left margin of WinEdt's source box

I use WinEdt 10.3 and Sumatra. Until few days ago, I used to jump from a line of the source to the corresponding part of the PDF by clicking on this blue pointer, in the left margin, near from the ...
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How to get synctex forward searching to work with vim and zathura on macOS?

Using the vimtex plugin, forward searching (from the .tex file to the .pdf) works with Skim but not with zathura. In nvim, the error Vimtex: Viewer cannot find Zathura window ID! appears. This seems ...
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Inverse search on AUCTeX opens file in new Emacs window instead of main Emacs window - how to avoid that?

I am using Emacs+auctex+evince on Debian. Suppose I have a latex document main.tex which includessections/sec1.tex. When compiling with C-c C-a from within main.tex and using backwards search in ...
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TexStudio “Inverse Search” issues

I am using Texstudio/Texworks on Win10 platform, with the most updated MikTex. When I right click the pdf preview in both editors and want to use the inverse search function, it always points to the ...
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Texmaker - click to jump to Line not working in some documents

I have a very odd problem: when I try using "click to jump to Line" (or ctrl+click) it only works in some documents, but not in others. Any Idea why this could be? I thought it might be ...
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How to change the background color of the welcome screen of a pdf when we execute quickbuild in latex

The temporary pop up colour box highlighting the portion of text we edited in latex is set to red in the resulting pdf. Is there a way to change that temporary popup colour background to some other ...
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Syncing pdf with vscode external viewer

Setup: I'm using visual studio code with LaTeX Workshop extension to write latex. I use an external pdf viewer mainly because I want to see the pdf on a different screen. Using Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. ...
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vim-latex and Okular: forward/inverse search not working for DVI

I'm trying to get DVI forward search to work (I don't think SyncTeX is relevant) with vim-latex/latex-suite and Okular. I'm using Arch Linux. I've been following the official vim-latex beginner's ...
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Problems with proof-at-the-end package

I am recently using the proof-at-the-end package, which is supposed to move all proofs in some chosen appendix of your paper. Although I find this quite useful, I am experiencing difficulties for ...
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synctex reverse synchronization fail for multiple inputs

\input{a} \input{b} \input{c} \input{d} I used pdflatex -synctex=4 to generate pdf and paper.synctex.gz file. However I encountered a strange bug, where the first few inputs files cannot be synced. ...
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Configure forward search with SublimeText + SumatraPDF without LaTeXTools

Im trying to use forward search with Sublime Text 3 and SumatraPDF, however I am not using LaTeXTools to build my file, but my own command (for other reasons). I know I have to use the following ...
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Placing output files in a different folder breaks viewer and forward search

I am using Miktex 2.9, TexnicCenter 2.02 and Sumatra pdf v3.0 on Windows 10. I would like to place the output files in a different folder so in TexnicCenter I pass the following to the compiler: --...
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Extend synctex with emacs to support multiple open pdfs?

Using this answer I've been able to get emacs, syntex, and evince to work together almost perfectly to support forward search (tex file -> pdf) and reverse search (pdf -> tex file). The one thing ...
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SyncTex for a document with multiple .tex files

Suppose I have a large document which I decide to split into several .tex files. I have a main.tex that contains many calls like \include{chapter1} \include{chapter2} ... In order to focus on a ...
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How to keep SyncTeX aligned when re-ordering pages using LuaTeX `page_order_index` callback?

I'm using the LuaTeX callback page_order_index to re-order the PDF pages (specifically, the last page becomes the first and the rest shifts down by one). This works fine, but the SyncTeX file does ...
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how to focus Vim when doing pdf-to-tex search from Okular

When working with Latex files, I use Vim to edit the tex file and Okular to view the corresponding pdf. I have pdf-to-tex search (which requires running Vim as a server, and compiling the tex file ...
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Case sensitive search in TeXShop

In TeXShop v4.44 on a Mac, hitting Command + F brings up a narrow window on top of the input without giving me the choice to do a case-sensitive search. In older versions, Command + F opened a ...
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todonotes alternative

I'm using Overleaf, and because of todonotes package the inverse search doesn't work: Couldn't find the corresponding source file. It's a known error: https://www.overleaf.com/learn/how-to/...
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SyncTeX jumps to pgflibraryfadings in TeXstudio with todonotes

If I ctrl + mouse click on the output text in TeXstudio with the code below then it takes me to pgflibraryfadings.code.tex which is not what I would expect/like. What can I do to fix this? (LuaTeX ...
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What is a LaTeX editor that syncs automatically?

Basically something I could use to work on Overleaf docs when lost internet connectivity or Chrome is not responding. Oh and runs on windows. Pdf-code sync would be nice too.
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Bug in tex iffalse and syntex

I had some code in the preamble that used \iffalse to hide it... I was noticing that every time I'd use synctex winedt would jump to the wrong position but I didn't understand why. I later removed the ...
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synctex not working with ConTeXt MkIV on macOS

I can't get synctex working with ConTeXt MkIV. A .synctex file is generated, but I don't get any syncing in either TeXShop or in Texpad. MkII works. Here are the details: I'm typesetting the simplest ...
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How is the “Go to source” from TeXstudio any different from “Jump to the line” in Texmaker?

I have found many related topics, but none of them seem to have the answer I am looking for. I have been using Texmaker ever since I migrated from Windows to Linux several years ago. However, many ...
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Forward search with vim-latex and evince

OS: Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Bionic texlive version: 2019 Vim version: 8.1 , big Vim Plugin Manager: pathogen Vim Plugins: vim-latex (LatexSuite) I had changed the settings in my tex.vim file so the ...
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Texstudio inverse search stopped to work

After performing Windows 10 maintenance inverse search does not work. Texstudio version: 2.12.14. The setting are as before:
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includegraphics forward/inverse search with different image DPIs

Since I started using LaTeX I've found the forward/inverse search utility most helpful. What I've always noticed is that when using \includegraphics the area highlighted when forward searching a ...
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Do line breaks help synctex at indexing?

Do line breaks help synctex? Does it for example help to add hard line breaks after 80 characters instead of writing a paragraph per line?
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How does synctex work?

Only today I decided to see the contents of a .synctex file and I saw a lot of lines with packages paths and so on. But some lines down I could see a lot of numbers, maybe coordinates I suppose. For ...
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Using synctex with CLI vim and Skim

My setup is running a command line interface vim (using iTerm) and Skim for my pdf viewer. I would like to set up synctex with Skim, but nothing I've tried has worked. Here is what I am doing: I am ...
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How to change the default PDF viewer to open an editor such as VS code

In Windows OS, it is possible to open a LaTeX-generated PDF file with TeXworks and when you press ctrl+click on the PDF file TeXworks editor is opened. I was wondering how we can make Visual Studio ...
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Arara synctex in editing a book

The problem is synctex in Arara does not work for me. I am using MacTeX with TeXShop 4.26. A special documentclass is used (hope it does not affect). For months, I run this file by putting all the ...
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Inverse search command SumatraPDF in TeXnicCenter

I've been following these advices to set up inverse command line from SumatraPDF (I have the latest version) to TeXnicCenter… So in the settings of Sumatra, I've entered the following command line: ...
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Highlighting forward search in Okular

I have a functional setup that does bidirectional search between emacs (auctex) and okular but lacks the highlighting of the position in pdf. In "conventional" editors, e.g. texstudio, when doing ...
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LyX 2.3 - How can I successfully set up the forward and inverse search?

I referred to the section "Sumatra PDF (on Windows; Updated 2015-10-19)" in the following documentation: https://wiki.lyx.org/LyX/SyncTeX to set up the forward and inverse search; however, it seems ...
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Can't find “Jump to source” in texstudio

I am using TeXstudio to create pdf. After generating pdf, I can't find the "Jump to source" option to go to the relevant part of the latex file. Any solution to this problem?

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