[OS X Emacs] synctex in Aquamacs

Rick Zaccone zaccone at bucknell.edu
Thu Aug 14 16:02:07 EDT 2008

On Aug 14, 2008, at 2008-08-14, 3:02 PM, David Reitter wrote:

> On 14 Aug 2008, at 18:43, Rick Zaccone wrote:
>> If I try invoking pdflatex from the command line with
>> pdflatex -synctex=1
>> it tells me
>> pdflatex: unrecognized option `-synctex=1'
>> This is pdfTeXk, Version 3.141592-1.40.3 (Web2C 7.5.6)
>> Do I need a newer version of pdflatex?
> TexLive (MacTex) 2007 is the current version, and synctex is not yet  
> supported.   It will be included in the 2008 release, which is not  
> yet available.
> AUCTeX per se does not include synctex support either in its current  
> release beyond the customization variable that was mentioned here.
> That's why Aquamacs does not support it yet.
> Why are you keen on switching to synctex?  What are the advantages  
> over pdfsync?  I quickly checked the available info on their site,  
> and it doesn't seem like they mention any specific advantages...

I have had problems with pdfsync changing the format of my document.   
In at least one instance I spent a lot of time chasing down the problem.


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