[OS X TeX] MacTeX2009: Synctex crashes TeXshop

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Wed Nov 11 17:04:16 EST 2009

On Nov 11, 2009, at 3:22 PM, Warren Nagourney wrote:

> I just installed MacTeX2009 on my G4 Powerbook after using the 2008 version successfully to write a 400 page book.  Unfortunately, the new version of TeXshop (2.28) hangs (actually crashes, invoking the "ReportCrash" app) when I command click in the source to sync with the preview. Command clicking in the preview window works fine. I re-typeset the document and removed the .synctex.gz file - these measures didn't help.


What is the setting of TeXShop->Preferences->Typesetting->Sync Method?

You might try removing TeXShop's preference file, ~/Library/Preferences/TeXShop.plist, and let TeXShop recreate the file. If that fixes things you'll have to reset your original settings.

> Another problem was with LaTeXiT - upon launching the new version (2.0.0), a short window appeared telling me that it was converting my (fairly large) history file. The app seemed to hang and after a few minutes, I killed it. Unfortunately, I lost all of my history.
> Other than these two problems, MacTeX seems to work fine and many thanks to the authors for keeping it up to date.
> Warren N

Once you lost the history did everything work? I have it working under 10.5.8 on a Powerbook (PPC).

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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