[OS X TeX] Flashmode and Synctex

Claus Gerhardt gerhardt at math.uni-heidelberg.de
Fri Sep 12 15:22:30 EDT 2008

I just learnt from Dick that

The setting "Both" ignores SyncTeX and uses my search method, or falls  
back on the old pdfsync method!

Sorry, I didn't test the settings thoroughly enough.

After retesting with the correct settings (Synctex) I got the  
following impression:

The syncing pdf -> tex is accurate up to the word for plain text, and  
almost for in line  commands; clicking a display equation shows (\end) 
{equation} in the tex file.

The reverse syncing tex -> pdf is also accurate up to a word as far as  
plain text is concerned, to sync a display equation one should click  
the word equation in \end{equation}. Syncing a command like  
\cite{xxxxx} should be avoided however, instead plain text, nearby,  
should be clicked.

Hence, my previous compliments should be redirected to Dick, and I  
congratulate Jérome for his excellent work.


On Sep 12, 2008, at 20:42, Claus Gerhardt wrote:

> To use Synctex while running Flashmode enter the command
> \synctex=1
> in the preamble of the tex file.
> I didn't notice any performance decrease because of the creation of  
> an addition .synctex.gz file with each typesetting on an 8-core Mac  
> Pro, however this might be different on a less powerful Mac.
> The setting "Both" in TeXShop's Preferences gave me the best results  
> which were really excellent. My compliments to Jérome.
> Claus
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