# latex+Ghostscript vs Xelatex vs...?

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## latex+Ghostscript vs Xelatex vs...?

 A strange interaction between \pspictures using pst-ode and the text following them (discussed by several people on this list earlier, in response to my question) means that if I use Ghostscript to generate my document the text following one of my pst-ode pictures, if it appears on the same page, loses the spacing between words (as if I had forgotten to get out of mth mode).  This is fixed if I use Xelatex.  However, when I use Xelatex, I lose the ability to synchronize text between source (.tex) and output (.pdf)—that is, highlighting text wit command in one and hitting return does not get me to corresponding text in the other—in fact, nothing happens.  Is there a way to get the best of both worlds—no messing up of text but synchronization of source and output? Zbigniew Nitecki Department of Mathematics Tufts University Medford, MA 02155 telephones: Office    (617)627-3843 Dept.    (617)627-3234 Dept. fax    (617)627-3966 http://www.tufts.edu/~znitecki/ ----------- Please Consult the Following Before Posting ----------- TeX FAQ: http://www.tex.ac.uk/faqList Reminders and Etiquette: https://sites.esm.psu.edu/~gray/tex/List Archives: http://dir.gmane.org/gmane.comp.tex.macosx                https://email.esm.psu.edu/pipermail/macosx-tex/TeX on Mac OS X Website: http://mactex-wiki.tug.org/List Info: https://email.esm.psu.edu/mailman/listinfo/macosx-tex
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## Re: latex+Ghostscript vs Xelatex vs...?

 > A strange interaction between \pspictures using pst-ode and the text following them (discussed by several people on this list earlier, in response to my question) means that if I use Ghostscript to generate my document the text following one of my pst-ode pictures, if it appears on the same page, loses > the spacing between words (as if I had forgotten to get out of mth mode).  This is fixed if I use Xelatex.  However, when I use Xelatex, I lose the ability to > synchronize text between source (.tex) and output (.pdf)?that is, highlighting text wit command in one and hitting return does not get me to corresponding text in the other?in fact, nothing happens.  Is there a way to get the best of both worlds?no messing up of text but synchronization of source and output? I use xelatex and I have no problem with command-clicking to switch to the right place, between source and pdf. I am using TeXShop 4.44 on Catalina 10.15.4 and MacTeX 2019. "Sync Method" in TeXShop's preferences is set to "SyncTeX". Luís Sequeira ----------- Please Consult the Following Before Posting ----------- TeX FAQ: http://www.tex.ac.uk/faqList Reminders and Etiquette: https://sites.esm.psu.edu/~gray/tex/List Archives: http://dir.gmane.org/gmane.comp.tex.macosx                https://email.esm.psu.edu/pipermail/macosx-tex/TeX on Mac OS X Website: http://mactex-wiki.tug.org/List Info: https://email.esm.psu.edu/mailman/listinfo/macosx-tex
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## Re: latex+Ghostscript vs Xelatex vs...?

 In reply to this post by Nitecki, Zbigniew H. > On May 27, 2020, at 7:35 PM, Nitecki, Zbigniew H. <[hidden email]> wrote: > > synchronize text between source (.tex) and output (.pdf)—that is, highlighting text wit command in one and hitting return does not get me to corresponding text in the other—in fact, nothing happens.  Is there a way to get the best of both worlds—no messing up of text but synchronization of source and output? Howdy, The command line for xelatex should have the `-synctex=1` option set to produce the necessary synctex file. If you are using TeXShop you Cmd-Click at the location you want in either the .tex or .pdf to go the (approximate) matching location in the .pdf or .tex file respectively. The Cmd-1 shortcut just swaps between the Source and Preview window. Good Luck, Herb Schulz (herbs at wideopenwest dot com) ----------- Please Consult the Following Before Posting ----------- TeX FAQ: http://www.tex.ac.uk/faqList Reminders and Etiquette: https://sites.esm.psu.edu/~gray/tex/List Archives: http://dir.gmane.org/gmane.comp.tex.macosx                https://email.esm.psu.edu/pipermail/macosx-tex/TeX on Mac OS X Website: http://mactex-wiki.tug.org/List Info: https://email.esm.psu.edu/mailman/listinfo/macosx-tex
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## Re: latex+Ghostscript vs Xelatex vs...?

 Herb: I realize this is a truly stupid question, but when it comes to these settings I am truly stupid. I have been using Xelatex either by putting "% !TEX TS-program = XeLaTeX” at the top of my source file (more accurately, by clicking on “Macros->Program->xelatex” from the tool bar in the TS editor) or by selecting xelatex via the popdown program menu. I presume that to set the option in xelatex to “-synctex=1” I need to get into the console (which I dread doing without guidance. Can I get instructions for dummies on how to do this? Thanks Z   Zbigniew Nitecki Department of Mathematics Tufts University Medford, MA 02155 telephones: Office    (617)627-3843 Dept.    (617)627-3234 Dept. fax    (617)627-3966 http://www.tufts.edu/~znitecki/ On May 28, 2020, at 16:56, Herbert Schulz <[hidden email]> wrote: On May 27, 2020, at 7:35 PM, Nitecki, Zbigniew H. <[hidden email]> wrote: synchronize text between source (.tex) and output (.pdf)—that is, highlighting text wit command in one and hitting return does not get me to corresponding text in the other—in fact, nothing happens.  Is there a way to get the best of both worlds—no messing up of text but synchronization of source and output? Howdy, The command line for xelatex should have the `-synctex=1` option set to produce the necessary synctex file. If you are using TeXShop you Cmd-Click at the location you want in either the .tex or .pdf to go the (approximate) matching location in the .pdf or .tex file respectively. The Cmd-1 shortcut just swaps between the Source and Preview window. Good Luck, Herb Schulz (herbs at wideopenwest dot com) ----------- Please Consult the Following Before Posting ----------- TeX FAQ: http://www.tex.ac.uk/faq List Reminders and Etiquette: https://sites.esm.psu.edu/~gray/tex/ List Archives: http://dir.gmane.org/gmane.comp.tex.macosx                https://email.esm.psu.edu/pipermail/macosx-tex/ TeX on Mac OS X Website: http://mactex-wiki.tug.org/ List Info: https://email.esm.psu.edu/mailman/listinfo/macosx-tex ----------- Please Consult the Following Before Posting ----------- TeX FAQ: http://www.tex.ac.uk/faqList Reminders and Etiquette: https://sites.esm.psu.edu/~gray/tex/List Archives: http://dir.gmane.org/gmane.comp.tex.macosx                https://email.esm.psu.edu/pipermail/macosx-tex/TeX on Mac OS X Website: http://mactex-wiki.tug.org/List Info: https://email.esm.psu.edu/mailman/listinfo/macosx-tex