[texworks] Problem with the "Jump to Source"

Pierre Gauthier gauthier.pierre at uqam.ca
Thu Jan 11 23:30:50 CET 2018

thanks. I removed spaces and accented characters from the
folder/path and this explained and solved my problem. Everything
seems to be OK now for the two problematic files I had.



On 2018-01-11 01:00, Pierre Gauthier wrote:
>/I have been using TeXworks for several years and one feature that is />/extremely useful is the "Jump to Source" command that allows to go />/from the pdf to the TeX file associate with the text. But I try to use />/it now, a box opens stating that "Impossible to read the file"": No />/file name specified".. This happened to me before but then the problem />/disappeared for no apparent reason. /
It seems that syncing information is available in principle, but just to
be sure:
*) Can you check that you have a .synctex or .synctex.gz file alongside
your .tex file?
*) Can you also verify that when opening the pdf for the first time, a
message flashes in the status bar reporting that same synctex file?

Apart from that, could you:
*) Try to put the tex file into a folder/path containing no spaces and
no non-ASCII (English) characters like accented characters, etc.
*) Try removing all auxiliary files and re-typesetting (for example, I
occasionally experienced syncing problems in the past when using shared
folders or folders on a cloud storage and opening the files on another
computer with different folder names)
*) Try coming up with a minimal example file for which this issue occurs
and send that (.tex, .pdf, .synctex*) to me for testing



*Prof. Pierre Gauthier*
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Département des Sciences de la Terre et de l’Atmosphère
Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)
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Montréal, Québec
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