# [TxMt] Re: synctex support in LaTeX bundle

Charilaos Skiadas cskiadas at gmail.com
Mon Aug 11 16:30:26 UTC 2008

Actually, it doesn't work for me either. I was only seeing it work
because I had forgotten the pdfsync file there. The synctex file
seems to be created properly, so there does seem to be a problem with
Skim.

Haris Skiadas
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Hanover College

On Aug 11, 2008, at 11:44 AM, Brad Miller wrote:

> Mark,
>
> There appears to be something wrong with Skim.  I have tried the
> same experiment as you and I do not get the required result.
>
> I learned that when testing you have to make sure to delete the
> pdfsync file that gets created or Skim will happily use that data
> file.  When I only have the xxx.synctex.gz file I cannot get
> syncing to work in either direction.
>
> Brad
>
> On Mon, Aug 11, 2008 at 10:20 AM, Mark Moll <mmoll at cs.rice.edu> wrote:
>
> On Aug 10, 2008, at 5:55 PM, Brad Miller wrote:
> I've just committed a change to the LaTeX bundle in the subversion
> repository to add support for synctex.  If your typesetting engine
> supports the -synctex=# option then it will be used.
>
> syncing still works with pdfsync if you don't have the synctex option.
>
> If you can try it out please do and let me know if you have any
> problems.
>
> It doesn't seem to be working for me, but this may be a Skim
> problem. I have the following document called untitled.tex:
>
> ------------------------
> \documentclass{article}
> \begin{document}
> test
> \newpage
> test
> \end{document}
> ------------------------
>
> I used xelatex (from svn) with synctex enabled to create a pdf and
> synctex.gz files. I open the pdf file in Skim. The following
> commands should then go to page 1 and page 2 (if I understand the
> script correctly), but they don't:
>
> /Applications/Skim.app/Contents/Resources/displayline 3
> untitled.pdf untitled.tex
> /Applications/Skim.app/Contents/Resources/displayline 5
> untitled.pdf untitled.tex
>
> --
> Mark



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