[NTG-context] SyncTeX and mkiv

Otared Kavian otared at gmail.com
Wed Apr 8 21:49:49 CEST 2015


Hi Hans,

Thanks for your attention and the new SyncTeX option: I just made some testing with the beta from today and it seems to work. So for being useful to others, the command I use now in TeXShop and MacOS X is:

	#!/bin/bash

	export PATH=/Volumes/OK/context-minimal/tex/texmf-osx-64/bin:$PATH
	context --synctex=zipped --autogenerate "$1" --purgeall

Best regards: OK

> On 08 Apr 2015, at 13:27, Hans Hagen <pragma at wxs.nl> wrote:
> 
> On 4/8/2015 10:43 AM, Otared Kavian wrote:
>> Hi Thomas, Mojca and Andreas,
>> 
>> After playing with several options as either of you suggested, I ended up with the following setups which solve partially the misbehaviour of SyncTeX in mkiv. The solution works for with TeXShop on Mac OS X 10.10.2 and the latest standalone beta of ConTeXt.
>> 
>> 1) I have in a file named mkiv.engine (which sits in the folder ) the following lines:
>> 
>> 	#!/bin/bash
>> 
>> 	export PATH=/Volumes/OK/context-minimal/tex/texmf-osx-64/bin:$PATH
>> 	context --autogenerate "$1" —purgeall
>> 
>> 2) As one may see I do not use the option —synctex in the above context call, since it doesn’t work correctly (beware the — shown is actually two hyphens {-}{-}…).
>> 
>> 3) In the TeXShop Preferences, in the Typesetting pane, I have checked the radio button next to SyncTex (Tex ≥ 2010) as one may see on the attached screen capture.
>> For now the syncing seems to work essentially fine (although it is not as precise as when using Plain TeX, or LaTeX, but probably this might be expected beacuse mkiv is more complex).
> 
> I checked the context runner, maybe the next beta works better (i get a zip with --synctex=zipped) but i have no clue if something useful is in there (useability also depends on how the content is placed / generated and there not always a 1-1 relation between this (and i have to time or motivation to cook up a better alternative that suits context better).
> 
> Hans
> 
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