[NTG-context] Synctex + Sumatra + TextPad

Hans Hagen j.hagen at xs4all.nl
Tue Aug 21 22:56:44 CEST 2018

On 8/21/2018 9:23 PM, Procházka Lukáš Ing. wrote:
> Hello,
> this question extends the "[NTG-context] future versions - synctex" thread.
> I'm using TextPad for editing Ctx source files, PdfXChange Viewer to 
> view PDFs, both on Windows.
> After reading some recent posts and after studying some web sources - 
> especially
>      [a] https://www.sumatrapdfreader.org/docs/DDE-Commands.html for 
> SumatraPDF viever and
>      [b] 
> https://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/116981/how-to-configure-texniccenter-2-0-with-sumatra-2013-2016-version/116994#116994 
> for inspiration how to make TXC interoperate with Sumatra,


> I would like to provide "click-in-PDF-go-to-source" functionality - be 
> Sumatra the viewer for this case.
> Questions are:
> 1. How to run Sumatra so that it opens a PDF file AND reacts somehow to 
> a mouse click, in order to provide a command to get to the corresponding 
> place in the source file?
>      (IIUC, Sumatra provides such functionality, as e.g. TeXnic Center 
> use it. [b].)
> I guess that I have to configure Sumatra somehow, or to launch Sumatra 
> with some command line parameters, so that when I click a point in the 
> PDF (maybe while also holding CTRL or something - but it is a detail), a 
> command is launched to open the source file in the editor and go to a 
> particular line.

from the workflow manual:

Of course you need to configure the viewer to respond to the request for 
editing. In Sumatra combined with SciTE the magic command is:

c:\data\system\scite\wscite\scite.exe "%f" "-goto:%l"

> 2. What should be the command line parameters passed to Sumatra to 
> provide the linkage "open PDF-source at line"?

config file

> I deduce also that such command should call "mtxrun --script synctex" 
> somehow (which will call 
> "...\tex\texmf-context\scripts\context\lua\mtx-synctex.lua") as the 
> "mtx-synctex" is able to read the .synctex produced during compilation 
> of .tex files.

no, because the lib is hard coded in the sumatra bin so you need to 
cross your fingers

> I deduce also that "mtx-synctex" calls the editor (which the user uses 
> to edit source files) in the manner that it tells the editor "open file 
> (...) and go to line (...).
> Existing "mtx-synctex" is "aware" of "scite" editor, which is - next to 
> "console" - the only editor pre-configured.

pdf viewers use the lib .. what we're discussing is hwo to make them 
call a program instead

> 3. What code should be added into "mtx-synctex" in order to make TextPad 
> an editor known to "mtx-synctex"?

dunno, i never used textpad  Hans

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