# [OS X TeX] SyncTeX and Beamer

Jonathan Kew jonathan at jfkew.plus.com
Sat Sep 6 15:40:54 CEST 2008

On 6 Sep 2008, at 1:53 PM, Herbert Schulz wrote:

>
> On Sep 6, 2008, at 4:20 AM, Peter Vamos wrote:
>
>> At 16:51 -0600 5/9/08, Peter C. Lichtner wrote:
>>> On Sep 5, 2008, at 4:42 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.
>>>>
>>> Works for me! Using the latest version of LaTeX and Beamer 3.07
>>> with MacOSX 10.5.4.
>>> ...Peter
>>
>> Strange, same setup, I am using MacTeX 2008 which includes Beamer
>> 3.07. It is 2 against 1 at the moment. Are you sure that you are
>> using SyncTeX? Do you have the .SyncTex.gz auxiliary file generated
>> when you typeset? Correct settings in Preferences -> Misc ->
>> SyncTex? Are you testing Priview to source sync? Maybe we need more
>> people to try.
>>
>> Peter
>
> Howdy,
>
> I see the same thing too; it always jumps to the \end{frame}. I
> believe this should be reported as a synctex bug but it may be how
> beamer encapsulates the frame.

See "SyncTeX and Beamer" at <http://itexmac.sourceforge.net/
SyncTeX.html>.

Note that iTeXMac2 and TeXShop can use text search *in addition to*
the synctex data, and this may enable them to do better, but the
results could depend on the particular document (how searchable the
content is, what fonts are used, etc).

JK