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Re: [AUCTeX-devel] forward search in pdf files

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: [AUCTeX-devel] forward search in pdf files
Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2005 16:12:29 +0100
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Uwe Brauer <address@hidden> writes:

>>>>>> "David" == David Kastrup <address@hidden> writes:
>    David> Uwe Brauer <address@hidden> writes:
>    >> 
>    >> Does anybody know about that subject?
>    David> Something like srcltx.sty (a manual implementation of source
>    David> specials) would be needed, and it would need to set anchors
>    David> for every source line (every time an anchor for a particular
>    David> line is placed, also anchors for all preceding lines up to
>    David> the last anchor get placed).
> I am confused, I thought it is like this
>  srcltx.sty (via latex) source specials in dvi.
>  vpe.sty (and vpe script) source specials in pdf.

What about "something like" don't you understand?

> Now inverse search from the pdf to the latex source is done by acrobat
> reader (after having set appropriate editor environment
> variable). (The same way as it is possible to do inverse search from
> dvi to the latex source file).
> The difference seems to me in forward search:
> xdvi seems to have that functionality while I am not sure about the
> pdf applications.
>    David> Alternatively, just jumping to the page by trying to use
>    David> some label mechanisms is conceivable (and/or some additional
>    David> output routine code that registers the source/page
>    David> correlation, even though it would tend to be off a bit).
> But how, does there exist any commonly used pdf reader which allow
> that sort of jump (for me a rough position on a page would be sufficient.)

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