[TxMt] Re: synctex support in LaTeX bundle

Charilaos Skiadas cskiadas at gmail.com
Mon Aug 11 15:10:47 UTC 2008

On Aug 11, 2008, at 10:49 AM, Will Robertson wrote:

> On 11/08/2008, at 10:02 PM, Charilaos Skiadas wrote:
>> You beat me to it Brad! Nice work. Seems to work over here, on a
>> quick inspection. One thought though. If synctex is like pdfsync,
>> then the specials it includes in the pdf might occasionally cause
>> changes in the layout
> I don't know for certain, but I don't think synctex uses specials  
> to output the information in the same way that pdfsync does. That's  
> one of the reasons the syncing was pulled into the engines (pdfTeX,  
> XeTeX) themselves (i.e., to avoid the problem of layout side-effects).

This would indeed be good news. But where can we find more  
information about SyncTeX, assuming we have obtained the TexLive2008  

> Sorry, I haven't had time yet to update my LaTeX bundle, but I'm in  
> the process of getting the GetBundle, er, bundle to help me out  
> with that.

Unless things have changed, the GetBundle bundle only helps with  
installing bundles that don't come with TextMate. Since the LaTeX  
bundle comes built into TextMate, you will likely need to directly  
use svn to check out the repository. I think the instructions are here:


Hope things haven't changed too much since the last time I looked.  
For this you would need an svn client installed. Let us know if you  
run into any difficulties.

> Cheers,
> Will

Haris Skiadas
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Hanover College

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