[NTG-pdftex] About SyncTeX and output-directory option

Hartmut Henkel hartmut_henkel at gmx.de
Sat Jan 23 11:26:16 CET 2010


On Fri, 22 Jan 2010, Jérome Laurens wrote:

> As noticed by Martin, since TeXLive 09 the .synctex file is always
> created in the same directory as the pdf output. This is the only way
> to tell a pdf viewer that there exists some synctex information
> around.

but it must be a special viewer knowing about synctex. Couldn't one then
put the required path info into the PDF file, e. g., as some special
comment, or even as /PTEX_SYNCTEX_PATH key into the info dir or catalog?

> In short, my suggestion would be to somehow hard code "Factory" (or
> any appropriate name) as output directory name.

i guess this would make the overall system rather inflexible.

Regards, Hartmut

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