[OS X TeX] Embedding pdfsync into pdftex

Steffen Wolfrum mactex_aa at st.estfiles.de
Fri Jan 25 10:17:36 EST 2008

In the README file for pdfsync you wrote :

"* Bugs
pdfsync uses extremely sensible code.
You should not use pdfsync on final documents because
it can change the layout rather significantly
(different page/line breaks are the most obvious changes), ..."

Is this still true?


Am 25.01.2008 um 15:27 schrieb Jérome Laurens:

> Hi list,
> The pdfsync technology is very useful but it also breaks too many  
> even more useful packages.
> Actually, I managed to move pdfsync to pdftex itself. The benefits  
> are:
> - synchronization won't break nor alter any other package
> - synchronization works far better
> - synchronization works the same whatever format is used, plain ,  
> context, latex, latex2e, latex3, latex4, latex5...
> - synchronization works the same for dvi or pdf output
> - no more \includepackage{pdfsync}
> I think this is a major improvement for synchronization.
> I have submitted a patch to the pdftex developers list, but I don't  
> know what they think of it, nor if they plan to ever include these  
> modifications.
> If you think that such a synchronization is really an important  
> feature for pdftex, please add a comment to
> http://sarovar.org/tracker/index.php? 
> func=detail&aid=871&group_id=106&atid=495
> PS: The xetex engine would be adapted accordingly(quite easy)
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