Forward search allows you to jump from a certain position in your tex project to the corresponding position in the dvi, ps, or pdf file.
Set up document viewer
Several modern document viewers support the forward search, e.g.:
If you are using one of these viewers, you can set up the forwards search in the JLatexEditor by choosing one of the viewers under Settings -> Forward Search. For other viewers you have to specify the viewer command in the global.properties. Thereto select Settings -> Global Settings and search for forward\ search.viewer. Here you can specify the command to open your favorite document viewer at a certain position. Use
- %file to refer to the file name of the master tex file without extension (e.g. use %file.pdf to specify the generated pdf file)
- %texfile to refer to the tex file you are currently working in
- %line to refer to the line number in the currently open tex file
Use the forward search
The default shortcut for initiating the forward search is control+shift+F, but you can change the shortcut in the global.settings.