[texworks] Synctex again

Peter Hertel Peter.Hertel at Uni-Osnabrueck.DE
Tue Sep 29 13:58:05 CEST 2009

I would like to confim that. With MiKTeX_2.8 a working version of 
texworks.exe was already installed, with english, german and french 
dictionaries for spell checking. All you have to do is: find the program 
and place a link on your desktop. I had to rewrite an article for 
chinese students on using LaTeX with Windows: just install MiKTeX, that 
is all. A small, but fine GUI comes with it.
Peter Hertel

Jonathan Kew schrieb:
> 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 
> engine.
> 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.
> JK

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