[OS X TeX] synctex problem(s)

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Tue Nov 21 11:55:19 EST 2017

> On Nov 17, 2017, at 6:44 AM, Alan Bowen <bowenalan03 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks, Dick. Since I am using the latest beta of ConTeXt, I will get from Hans the commands for turning synctex off.
> All best, Alan
> On Thu, Nov 16, 2017 at 7:02 PM, Richard M. Koch <koch at uoregon.edu> wrote:
> Alan,
> Turning synctex off is easy, The pdflatex-like engines have a flag
>         --synctex=1
> 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


Are you on the luatex list? Ulricke Fisher reported a problem with the latest updated luatex ( seems to create a bad synctex file---at least on the Windows version. Are you using that bleeding edge version?

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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