[OS X TeX] synctex

Themis Matsoukas tmatsoukas at gmail.com
Wed Aug 26 14:16:09 EDT 2009

On Aug 26, 2009, at 9:05 AM, Herbert Schulz wrote:

> Not quite so simple...
> You must have MacTeX-2008 (or later) and some preferences in TeXShop  
> 2.26 (or later) have to be changed: in TeXShop->Preferences->Engine  
> you basically need to change the pdfTeX and TeX+dvips+distiller  
> options to
> pdfTeX->Tex: pdftex --shell-escape --synctex=1
> pdfTeX->Latex: pdflatex --shell-escape --synctex=1
> TeX+dvips+distiller->Tex: simpdftex etex --extratexopts "-synctex=1"
> TeX+dvips+distiller->Latex: simpdftex latex --extratexopts "- 
> synctex=1"
> which tells the engine to produce a jobname.synctex.gz file that  
> contains all the synchronization information.

Could you elaborate on the need for these settings? Mine are missing  
the synctex=1 portions but even so, I do get synchronization using  
synctex only and I do create a jobname.synctex.gz. Having said that,  
I'm also encountering syncing problems which some times seem to  
resolve by restarting texshop.

My dvips settings also look different but I only use pdflatex.


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