[OS X TeX] Re: TeXShop: Stability issues and window position

Malcolm Ross Malcolm.ross at anu.edu.au
Fri Nov 6 04:59:44 EST 2009

>> Thanks, Herb. No, no .synctex.gz created.
>> Just to make sure we are talking about the same thing, Davide and I  
>> are simply referring to what happens when you command-doubleclick  
>> in either the pdf or tex window to be taken to the corresponding  
>> point in the other window. Sometimes --not always--the rainbow ball  
>> spins then TeXShop quits. Annoying, but rarely disastrous.
>> - Malcolm
> Howdy,
> I don't think you need to double-click, Cmd-Click should be enough.
> If the synctex.gz file isn't being produced when you compile your  
> document make sure that TeXShop->Preferences->Typesetting->Sync  
> Method is NOT set to SyncTeX.
> On the other hand, since you are using MacTeX 2008 (NOT true for  
> MacTeX 2007!!!) you can set up your engines to produce the  
> synctex.gz file. 1)Add the option --synctex=1 to the end of the  
> TeXShop->Preferences->Engine->pdfTeX options (e.g., I use
> pdflatex --shell-escape --synctex=1
> for the Latex value --- note space between options). For TeXShop- 
> >Preferences->Engine->TeX+dvips+distiller->Latex I add -- 
> extratexopts "-synctex=1" (again, a space on each side) while the  
> TeX value has to change (the origina tex engine can't be changed) to  
> something like
> simpdftex etex --extradvipsopts "-R0" --extratexopts "-synctex=1" -- 
> distiller ps2pdf14
> to do the job. (Of course, if you never use Plain TeX don't worry  
> about those options.) I add the option -synctex=1 (with a space ...)  
> to the command lines in the xelatex and xetex engine files. If you  
> use the latest latexmk engines the synctex option should already be  
> set.
> Good Luck,
> Herb Schulz
> (herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

Thanks again, Herb. Working fine now.

- Malcolm

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