[OS X TeX] synching in TS 3.18

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Thu May 30 15:51:27 EDT 2013

On May 29, 2013, at 8:45 PM, Herbert Schulz <herbs at wideopenwest.com> wrote:

> On May 29, 2013, at 4:41 PM, "Nitecki, Zbigniew H." <Zbigniew.Nitecki at tufts.edu> wrote:
>> I just downloaded TS 3.18 and am having some trouble synching (sometimes).
>> I checked the info on the website that indicates what should appear in TexShop Preferences.
>> The default button gave me what is expected in three of the windows, in the fourth is
>> simpdftex latex --maxpfb --extratexopts "-file-line-error -synctex=1"
>> Synching works fine on a file I am currently using, but when I went back to a larger, older project (ongoing) for which I have the pdf file and the "master" source file opened, but the individual source files for sections are not, I got no reaction (I expected to get a locked source file--I haven't learned how to turn off the automatic locking--but at least I would know whit the relevant source file for that section is called).
> Howdy,
> Without the synctex.gz file I'm not sure how TeXShop can figure out to which file in the project the particular text in the pdf file you Cmd-click on belongs. Of course I may be thinking of this incorrectly. Now that Search syncing is gone even with a single document pdf->tex syncing will not work without a synctex.gz file present.
> ...


After some testing using TeXShop 2.47, and asking Dick Koch, it appears the old Search method for Source<->Preview sync was much smarter than I thought. It actually searched for \input and \include lines in a root file if it didn't find the text in the root file when doing Preview->Source sync. 

In any case, TeXShop 3.18 has disabled the Search method for Preview->Source sync.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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