[texworks] Synctex again

Jonathan Kew jfkthame at googlemail.com
Tue Sep 29 13:16:11 CEST 2009

On 29 Sep 2009, at 10:44, Alain Delmotte wrote:

> Hi!
> Advertising TeXworks and using the official installer I did install  
> TeXworks on a machine (under Windows XP) with MikTeX and  
> TeXnicCenter (system in working conditions).
> I was first astonished that I could install it in Program Files, as  
> we did not have administrator privileges.
> But after compiling a test document I got the message in the status  
> bar of the previewer: "No SynTeX data available"; and of course no  
> movement between preview and source.
> I did check to see if there was any accented character in any path  
> used (program, TeXworks resource folder, document location) and  
> there was none.
> Just one thing: "Program Files\TeXworks" is on C: and "Documents and  
> settings" on D:
> I also tested with my version of the program, same result.
> My demonstration was not very convincing!!!
> Any suggestion to solve (and avoid) this?

Did a \jobname.synctex.gz file get created? I'm guessing not, which  
would mean that the necessary synctex option was not passed to the  

What version of MikTeX was installed? I think synctex requires at  
least 2.7; and if the system has MikTeX 2.8, then it includes a custom  
build of texworks, which presumably is configured properly, so it  
would make sense to use that rather than install a separate copy.


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