[OS X TeX] typesetting time increases greatly with microtype?

Gary L. Gray gray at engr.psu.edu
Mon Oct 18 17:20:57 CEST 2004


On Oct 18, 2004, at 10:12 AM, Maarten Sneep wrote:

>
> On 17 okt 2004, at 20:23, Gary L. Gray wrote:
>
>> I noticed that typesetting times seemed to have increased after 
>> turning on microtype in a long manuscript I am writing. So, I did a 
>> quick test and found that the typesetting time for couple of sections 
>> are:
>>
>> without microtype: 16s
>> with microtype: 25s
>>
>> Is this to be expected? Do I have something configured incorrectly? I 
>> am using it via:
>
> I think so, since expanded fonts are created on the fly. Could you try 
> with
>
>     \usepackage[protrusion=true,expansion=false]{microtype}
>
> and time that?
>
> I thinks for most texts, this is actually preferred, but that might be 
> a presonal preference.

You are correct -- it is the expansion that is causing the substantial 
increase in typesetting time.

Thank you.

-- Gary

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