Forward searching refers to making a viewer display a given document at a given location from within Vim. At present, these viewers are known to support forward searching, but viewers that are not listed here may work, too:
|Skim||Apple / OS X Tiger||Supports also inverse searching|
|PDFView||Apple / OS X||No longer in development, supports also inverse searching|
|YAP||Windows||DVI, PS||ships with MikTex|
|okular||Linux/UNIX||DVI, PDF, PS and many more||Included in KDE 4|
\ls from within Vim
should make the viewer display the portion of the document where your
cursor is placed.
OS/X users need to set the
1 and provide a UNIX-like viewrule, that expects as
arguments the document, the linenumber and the sourcefile in this order.
Most DVI viewers need "source-special" information in order to do
forward (and inverse) searching. This information is embedded in the
dvi file if the LaTeX source is compiled with the
--src-specials option. By default, Latex-Suite does not
supply this argument to the compiler. See the section on
to find out how this option can be set.
For pdf viewers you need to use the pdfsync
package in your LaTeX document.