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Soroush
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### Yap inverse search and TeXnicCenter ...

Hi!
I'm using Yap with TeXnicCenter \beta 6.21 due to the forward/inverse feature. (I was using Adobe Acrobat, but it kept starting at the beginning of the document).

The forward search works fine, but despite Yap being automatically set up to work with TeXnicCenter, it doesn't do an inverse search. When I double click a point in Yap, nothing happens. If TeXnicCenter is closed, and I double click a point, it will open TeXnicCenter, but not the document, and nothing else would happen.

Am I doing something wrong?

(This is the code in Yap's options for working with TeXnicCenter:
"C:\Program Files\Latex\TeXnicCenter\TEXCNTR.EXE" /ddecmd "[goto('%f', '%l')]"

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tramir
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Joined: Fri Jan 26, 2007 12:58 am
Can you check if source specials are included in the DVI? Look at the build profile in TexnicCenter (from the menus, Build/Define output profiles and choose the Latex=> DVI or whatever build profile you're using) if in the LaTeX compiler command line arguments you have something like --src. If not, then just add it before the "%pm" part. For instance, my command line arguments would look like this:

--src -max-print-line=120 -shell-escape "%pm"

(the first option is for source specials, the second is so that the error output is not wrapped too much, and the third is so that LaTeX keeps running even if it finds an error)

Mircea

Soroush
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Tramir,
I went to Build > Define Output Profile > LaTeX => DVI. In the LaTeX tab, and in the 'Command line arguments to pass to the compiler' text box, I added the code you gave me. It still didn't work.
Previously, I had this code written in the text box (which didn't work either!):
--src -interaction=nonstopmode "%Wm"

Could it be something else?

tramir
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Joined: Fri Jan 26, 2007 12:58 am
These are a couple of things I can think of quickly:
1. would you consider upgrading to the last version of TexnicCenter (which is 7.01)?
2. check if you run anything after latex: in TexnicCenter, go again to Define Output profiles and check if you have anything in the Postprocessor tab.
3. finally, sorry to say this, and please don't take it personal, but it happens to me very often: make sure you're actually using this profile.

Let me know if you did these things and it still didn't work. My guess is that it's something on the side of TC, because Yap does call TC when you double-click in you DVI file (if source specials were not available, YAP would complain about it). So I would start by upgrading TC.

Mircea

Soroush
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Mircea;
1. I forgot to say this before, but I upgraded to \beta 7.01 yesterday. I used the script you wrote in your previous post in this new version, which of course didn't work.
2. Ok, I was using the LaTeX => DVI profile, and in the Postprocessor tab, there is nothing (=blank).
3. No problem! I checked again. I was using the LaTeX => DVI profile.

Strange, ha?!

Also, as you said, it's probably not Yap, since when I double-click a point (or press 'e') in Yap, momentarily the pointer hourglass icon shows, but nothing happens afterwards. Or, if TC is closed, it opens it, but doesn't open any files, let alone go to a specific part of the file.

tramir
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Honestly, that is strange. I don't really know what else to suggest. It seems like the problem is the DDE communication between Yap and TC, but I don't know why it would happen. I'll see if I can think of anything else and I'll let you know. Sorry I can't do more.
Mircea

Soroush
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Thanks! : )
I've tried playing with the code, but still no luck.

Soroush
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Does anybody have a solution for this?

Soroush
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Joined: Thu Feb 01, 2007 5:33 pm
I've played more with this, and I think it's something wrong with TeXnicCenter.

I tried to manually use the DDE commands (taken from the Help file of the program) in the command prompt and the only ones that work are:
TEXCNTR /nosplashTEXCNTR filenameTEXCNTR /dde

If I use
TEXCNTR /l linenumber filename
it only opens the file and doesn't take the cursor to the specific line.

I also tried
TEXCNTR /ddecmd "[goto('linenumber','filename')]"
nothing happens!

I assume that something is wrong that I can only open TNC, and open files but nothing else!
Anybody else having this issue?

eh9
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Joined: Wed May 09, 2007 12:34 am
See http://www.latex-community.org/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=268 for a solution to this problem that worked for me.