# [OS X TeX] SyncTeX and Beamer

Jonathan Kew jonathan at jfkew.plus.com
Sat Sep 6 00:47:37 CEST 2008

On 5 Sep 2008, at 11:42 PM, Peter Vamos wrote:

> Installed MacTeX 2008 10.5.4 on an Intel Mac without a hitch, thank
> you Dick and all those involved.
>
> Was curious to try out SyncTeX. Alas, it doesn't seem to work with
> the Beamer class.
>
> Specifically, it works from the source to the Preview as advertised
> but command clicking in Preview will just highlight the command
> \end{frame} for the appropriate frame. Switching back to Search
> performs as before, and will, (usually) highlight the relevant input
> in source.
>
> So for me at least, Search beats SyncTeX in a Beamer document. Am I
> missing something? (Yes I do have the the .SyncTex.gz file
> generated.) Can someone else also reproduce this behaviour?

I can confirm that this is a problem; I've seen the same behavior. I
think it arises because of how beamer processes and packages up the
slide contents. I'm curious to know if Jérôme's latest update to the
synctex-parser code (that's the part used by the editor/viewer side of
the process, not the *tex engines) will improve this, but have not yet
had time to experiment with it. Sometime soon.....

JK

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