keywords: forwardsearch, forward search, inversesearch, inverse search, kdvi, kile, kate
Could Not Find Reference - KDVI
You have asked KDVI to locate the place in the DVI file which
corresponds to line 7 in the TeX-file /home/..... .
It seems, however, that the DVI file does not contain the necessary
source file information. We refer to the manual of KDVI for a detailed
explanation on how to include this information. Press the F1 key to
open the manual.
Forward Search and Inverse Search in KDVI not working
I recently started using Kile on my Ubuntu workstation (first Ubuntu Edgy then
Ubuntu Feisty). What really annoyed me was the error message KDVI gave me
everytime it hit the QuickView button / hotkey. It looked like this:
After some longer searching on the internet, I finally found this forum http://220.127.116.11/showthread.php?p=2475794
where in the last post the solution was described.
Since it took me some time to find it, I decided to write this webpage,
including the error message to make it easier for others to solve this.
Insert into "Options:", right at the beginning: "--src-specials "
The post suggested to change settings of the tool "ViewDVI" as well,
but I don't think it's necessary:
Open Kile. Go to Setting -> Configure Kile...
Tools -> Build -> Select a tool: -> ViewDVI
Go to "Advanced" and change the type to "Run Embedded in Kile"
If the Inverse Search (clicking on text in KDVI and jumping to the
same position in your source) does not work, open/switch to KDVI
and go to
"Settings" -> "Configure KDVI..." -> "DVI Specials"
and change the Editor to "Kile".
Please let me know if there's something missing on this page or if you found
this helpful. :)
My e-mail address is "g e -kdvi(at) spline.de" (please remove
spaces and replace the "(at)" by "@" before sending)
Delivery-date: Sat, 10 Nov 2007
From: Pavel Z <... .ru>
Subject: Inverse Search in KDVI
Your advise how to enable inverse search in KDVI is helpful and it works
in Fedora Core 6 as well.
Thank you very much!