[OS X TeX] synctex problem(s)

Richard M. Koch koch at uoregon.edu
Thu Nov 16 19:02:05 EST 2017


Turning synctex off is easy, The pdflatex-like engines have a flag


Totally omitting this flag turns synctex off. The TeX + dvips + distiller engine is a script which
passes some flags to the typesetter, using the phrase

	--extratexopts "-file-line-error -synctex=1"

Removing -synctex=1 from this phrase turns synctex off.

There are complications because you use ConTeXt. This system can typeset using several
engines: pdfTeX, LuaTeX, etc. It is also updated regularly, so I don't know if you are using
the version in TeXLive 2017 or a more recent beta..

Hans Hagen wrote me saying that the engine flags are irrelevant for recent betas,
and instead synctex is turned on or off using particular ConTeXt source commands.

I therefore recommend contacting Hans directly to get the correct instructions for your particular
versions of ConTeXt and Typesetting Engine.

Dick Koch

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