as you know,
Some TeX implementations or macro packages provide the facility to au-
tomatically include so-called `source specials' into a .dvi file.
These contain the line number, eventually a column number, and the
filename of the .tex source. This makes it possible to jump from a .dvi
file to the corresponding place in the .tex source and back (also
called `reverse search' and `forward search').
I wonder if such functionality is possible for PDF files,
in particular, in the xpdf viewer.
Thanks for suggestions.
> I wonder if such functionality is possible for PDF files,
> in particular, in the xpdf viewer.
There have been two such attempts that I know of.
Heiko Oberdiek's vpe:
Haven't used it, but his reputation precedes him.
Jerome Laurens' pdfsync is more unofficial (not on CTAN, grrr), but I
believe it's supported in AucTeX these days:
(It's also got support in a couple of Mac OS X editor/frontends.)
Hope this helps,
thanks for the links. It's exactly what I'm looking for.