pdfview + gwTeX + TL2007 (was: Re: [carbon-emacs:175] Re: [OS X TeX] Re: PDFViewer)

Roussanka Loukanova rloukano at stp.lingfil.uu.se
Sat May 19 08:29:54 EDT 2007

I missed to say that, of course, the steps apply in case that:

- both TeX distrs ar on the machine, for which it does not seem good 
pdfsync.sty to be in ~/Library/texmf/... because TeXLive-07 already has 
it, while gwTeX does not. (If there is a pdfsync.sty in 
~/Library/texmf/..., this is what TeXLive-07 would be picking up.)

- gwTeX is the currently active TeX distr, and one (like myself) does not 
want the hassle of switching back and forth via the System Prefs.

There is no need of these steps if TeXLive is active.


On Sat, 19 May 2007, Roussanka Loukanova wrote:

> BTW, I've found a rather easy way to get Emacs and PDFView jumping to the 
> appropriate page in the PDF, or resp., location in Emacs. The following 
> should be done once per a tex file:
> - activate gwTeX distribution
> - put the following line in the tex preamble and uncomment it:
> \usepackage{pdfsync}    %% with TeXLive-2007 (and up)
> - run, for ex., in the Terminal:
> texdist --texdist=TeXLive-2007 pdflatex '<file>.tex'
> (I have created an AUCTeX commands in Emacs for versions of simpdftex in 
> gwTeX and TeXLive-07, which makes it even easier.)
> pdfsync creates <file>.pdfsync which is responsible for the search jumping. 
> As long as you keep this file, you can switch back to gwTeX, but
> - comment out:
> %\usepackage{pdfsync}    %% with TeXLive-2007 (and up)
> Roussanka

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