[OS X TeX] synctex, texshop and \include

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Mon Sep 15 08:45:04 EDT 2008

On Sep 14, 2008, at 8:33 PM, Alain Schremmer wrote:

> On Sep 13, 2008, at 7:26 AM, Victor Ivrii wrote:
>> If my source is Master + includes it works one way (chapter.tex  
>> <--  pdf)
>> OS 10.4.11 (Intel)
>> Is this a current state of affairs?
> In TeXShop Version 2.14-svn (2.14) under OS 10.4.11 for PPC,  
> "chapter.tex -->  pdf" works but not always and sometimes gets  
> confused, e.g if something already occurred in a previous chapter.
> Regards
> --schremmer


TeXShop 2.14 uses a PDF search (or pdfsync) to go back and forth.  
Unfortunately the PDF search gets a bit confused if there is quite a  
bit of duplicate text and pdfsync sometimes changed the page layout of  
the output document. In particular, TeXShop 2.14 doesn't ``know'' how  
to work with synctex, which is somewhat like pdfsync but built into  
the major TeX processors so there is no change in page layout.

Unfortunately TeXShop synctex tex<->pdf searching is available  
starting with TeXShop 2.18 and you also must have MacTeX-2008 installed.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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