[OS X TeX] PDF Sync with repeating text

Sergei Mariev sergei.mariev at lrz.uni-muenchen.de
Fri Feb 10 09:37:04 EST 2006

Hi all,

I have recently worked on a document (a restoration report on some 
archeological objects) which contains some text that periodically 
reappears in the document. The document structure was like this:
Object A - pagebreak - Materials used - pagebreak - Object B - 
pagebreak - Materials used ... etc
The "Materials used" page is nearly identical in some cases and 
completely identical in some others throughout the document. PDF Sync 
fails on the identical pages. Obviously, if it is looking for a 
string in the source and in the PDF and if it finds out that the 
identical string appears several times, it has no way of knowing 
where to jump to. Am I right in supposing that this problem is 
inherent in the algorithm and therefore cannot be solved?

Here is a sample test document to illustrate what I mean. The PDF 
Sync fails on the pages with "This is the repeating text."



This is page one. And we have some text here.


This is page two and we have some text here.

This is the repeating text.


This is page three and we have some text here.

This is the repeating text.

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