# [OS X TeX] Re: Syncing in one direction only

Don Green Dragon fergdc at Shaw.ca
Fri Dec 17 07:07:00 CET 2010

Hi,

Well I resolved my syncing allusions by reading Herb's TeXShop Tips document. I had not included the opening

% !TEX root = <path to master or root file>/<name of master file>

in the source files. After adding the line above, everything worked perfectly. Thanks Herb.

Apologies for the unnecessary noise.

On 2010-16Dec-, at 8:00 PM, Don Green Dragon wrote:

> Hello All,
>
> I'm using version 2.37 of TeXShop. Recently I completed work on two LaTeX documents
> 	Chapter1.tex  and  Chapter2.tex
> These files can each be typeset with the LaTeX option; i.e., each has a full preamble.
>
> Wanting to put them together, a file Master.tex was created. Master.tex uses the same preamble that  Chapter1.tex  and  Chapter2.tex  used, but Chapter1.tex  and  Chapter2.tex were "stripped down" to form the files
> 	Chapter1short.tex  and  Chapter2short.tex
> i.e., the more recent files are just the old guys with the preamble and back matter removed; i.e., they begin with a \chapter{...} command. Additionally, the new guys end with \endinput not \end{document}. In Master.tex, I have
>
> \include{Chap1/Chapter1short}
> \include{Chap2/Chapter2short}
>
> The above is used because the files are related as follows:
>
> ~JUNK/Master.tex
> ~JUNK/Chap1/Chapter1short.tex
> ~JUNK/Chap2/Chapter2short.tex
> ~JUNK/Chap1/Chapter1.tex
> ~JUNK/Chap2/Chapter2.tex
>
> When Master.tex is typeset, the result is perfect! The stuff in ~JUNK/Chap1/Chapter1short.tex shows up in Chapter 1, and that in ~JUNK/Chap2/Chapter2short.tex forms Chapter 2 in Master.pdf.
>
> What an incredibly neat system!  :--) However ....
>
> If in Master.pdf one holds down the Comment-key and then clicks within Master.pdf, then TeXShop syncs over to the related code in file ~JUNK/Chap1/Chapter1short.tex or
> ~JUNK/Chap2/Chapter2short.tex as is appropriate. But if I try to sync from one of the source files back to Master.pdf then it does not work.
>
> Should it work?
>
> I'm not sure about the manner in which I 'included' the source files! Reading  Gratzer's book (chapter 18) I get the impression that all the source files (included files) should be attached to JUNK. Reading in the LaTeX Companion has not helped --- so far! So I made copies of ~JUNK/Chap1/Chapter1short.tex  and  ~JUNK/Chap2/Chapter2short.tex  and placed the copies in JUNK and changed the 'include' lines to:
>
> \include{Chapter1short}
> \include{Chapter2short}
>
> Typeset was good, but with respect to syncing: No difference! Only PDF to source worked!
>
> Working with the source files via Master.tex seems so much more efficient, but if one cannot sync from source to PDF, then ..... ???
>
>
> Don Green Dragon
> fergdc at Shaw.ca
>
>

Don Green Dragon
fergdc at Shaw.ca