[OS X TeX] synctex

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Thu Aug 27 11:43:16 EDT 2009

On Aug 27, 2009, at 9:50 AM, Themis Matsoukas wrote:

> On Aug 26, 2009, at 2:58 PM, Herbert Schulz wrote:
>> Howdy,
>> If the jobname.synctex.gz files are being created there must be a -- 
>> synctex=1 somewhere when you compile; I don't believe that's the  
>> default behavior of pdftex or that TeXShop is automatically adding  
>> that option. If all you use is, e.g., pdflatex then the only one  
>> that need that needs that option set is the pdflatex one.
>> Are you using MacTeX-2009 ptr-test and not using the pre-release  
>> TeXShop 2.28 (that came later MacTeX-2009 pre-test)?
> Well, my engine does not have the  --synctex=1 part and yet I get a  
> jobname.synctex.gz. I am using TeXLive-2008 (as per TeX dstr panel  
> in system preferences) along with TeXShop Version 2.26 (2.26).
> Themis


What engine are you using when you get the jobname.synctex.gz file  
generated? If it's something like one of the xe(la)tex engines of  
pdflatexmk the option would already be installed there. E.g., if you  
are using pdflatexmk take a look at ~/Library/TeXShop/bin/pdflatexmkrc  
(a text file) and you'll see that pdflatex as used for latexmk already  
has the --synctex=1 option enabled.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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