[OS X TeX] PDF Sync with repeating text

Frank STENGEL fstengel at mac.com
Fri Feb 10 09:53:53 EST 2006

Le 10 févr. 06 à 14:37, Sergei Mariev a écrit :

> 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


As a matter of fact, you are using the PDFKit synchronization method.  
Using pdfsync.sty, you can get nearer to the problematic parts of the  

> 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?

As far as I can tell you are right. Honestly, using both methods  
(PDFKit+pdfsync) gives the best results, pdfsync.sty is used as a  
fallback if I remember well...
Frank STENGEL (fstengel<at>mac.com)

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