# [OS X TeX] pdfsync conflict with memoir

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Thu Aug 7 16:20:19 EDT 2008

On Aug 7, 2008, at 1:56 PM, Themis Matsoukas wrote:

> There seems to be a conflict between pdfsync and memoir,
> specifically with the p option in tabular. The sample below is a a 4-
> column table, copied directly from the memoir manual (meman.pdf, p
> 165). In the typeset document the table extends beyond the right
> margin. Removing the pdfsync package remives the problem and the
> table appears as shown in the manual. Also, there is no conflict
> when the same is typeset using the standard article class (but you
> must remove \raggedright\arraybackslash).
>
> \documentclass[11pt,article]{memoir}
> \usepackage{pdfsync}
> \begin{document}
> %
> \begin{center}
> \begin{tabular}{|c|p{5.5pc}|c|p{5.5pc}|} \hline
> \multicolumn{2}{|c|}{Multicolumn entry!} & THREE & FOUR \\ \hline
> one &
> \raggedright\arraybackslash The width of this column is fixed
> (5.5pc). &
> three &
> \raggedright\arraybackslash Column four will act in the same way as
> column two, with the same width.\\
> \hline
> \end{tabular}
> \end{center}
> %
> \end{document}
>
> Can we hope for a fix?
>
> Themis

Howdy,

The bad news is that pdfsync does have some artifacts that can change
pages, etc., occasionally.

The good news is that TeXLive 2008 (i.e. MacTeX-2008) has a new system
called synctex, built into the binaries, that is much more accurate.
Unfortunately it will take some time before software will take
advantage of it but, in the long run the problem will be solved.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)