[texworks] synctex

Joseph Wright joseph.wright at morningstar2.co.uk
Thu Sep 4 09:45:45 CEST 2008

Jonathan Kew wrote:
>>>> What is the click/key sequence to use synctex? If it matters, I'm
>>>> talking about on Windows.
>>> Ctrl-click.
> At least for the time being; I'm not sure if this is really the best
> choice. (Suggestions welcome.)

It seems okay to me.  Other options seem less good (for example,
shift-click is usually used for extending highlighting).

>>>  You'll need to alter the compiler options to "-synctex=-1"
>>> if you're using MiKTeX, as the default produces the wrong format of sync
>>> data.
>> It seems --synctex=1 produces compressed sync data (in .synctex.gz
>> format), which only a few editors/previewers can take advantage of
>> (TeXShop and TeXworks on the Mac, probably iTeXMac as well), while
>> --synctex=-1 produces uncompressed sync data (in .synctex format).
> TeXworks ought to be able to use the compressed sync data on Windows as
> well, but the current builds are broken in this regard so you have to
> use uncompressed data as a workaround until I fix that.

I wondered about that.  I assumed that things were supposed to work "out
of the box", so it took me a while to stumble upon the solution.

Joseph Wright

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