Based on a tutorial by Martin Hehn∗ Updated and corrected by Benjamin Danowski† 8th March 2010
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1 Short Introduction
This tutorial describes the use of Sumatra PDF viewer (v 1.0.1) in combination with TeXnicCenter (v1.0). After successful setup Sumatra PDF recognizes changes in the PDF le which results from repeated compilation in TeXnicCenter (TC) and updates its document view automatically. You do not have toclose and restart the program by hand every time. By pressing the F5 button in TC Sumatra PDF shows the page and the section the cursor resides in. Sumatra comes to the front by doing this.
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Please note: Currently forward search only works if the le name and its whole path do not contain spaces! A double click in Sumatra PDFshould place TCs cursor to the corresponding section. TC comes to the front by doing this.
Sumatra Download Sumatra PDF 1.0.1 at http://blog.kowalczyk.info/software/sumatrapdf/ index.htmlTeXnicCenter Download the latest release (v 1.0). (http://www.texniccenter.org/)
A Distribution It is assumed that you have a LTEX distribution already installed, e.g. MiKTeX 2.8 (http://miktex.org/).TeX Live 2008 (http://www.tug.org/texlive/) also does the job. However, TeX Live 2008 is distributed with a buggy version of the SyncTeX parser, therefore you have to update the following les:
•pdftex.dll, • pdftex.exe und • kpathseaxxx.dll They can be downloaded at http://www.tug.org/svn/texlive/trunk/Master/bin/ win32/. xxx stands for a 3-digit number. If you have downloaded a wrong version,you will notice it. After this you want to update the format les by using the TeX Live manager. If you have information about TeX Live 2009 please do not hesitate to tell me your ndings.