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

Maarten Sneep maarten.sneep at xs4all.nl
Mon Oct 18 16:12:14 CEST 2004

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 


and time that?

I thinks for most texts, this is actually preferred, but that might be 
a presonal preference.


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