[OS X TeX] Large Figure in Document? (and slow response of TeXShop)

Jose Figueroa-O'Farrill j.m.figueroa at ed.ac.uk
Sun Nov 13 17:41:12 CET 2005


JT> I am writing a paper with a large figure of 25 MB in eps
JT> format. After compiling, the viewer of TeXShop took a long
JT> long long time to draw the figure on the screen. After
JT> several runs of compilation (the paper is still in
JT> writing), TeXShop essentially becomes unresponsive, and I
JT> have to force quit from Dock.

JT> Is there anyway to improve the situation?

Besides converting to a more efficient graphics format, you could
simply comment out the inclusion of the figure while you're working on
the paper or, if you want the space occupied by the figure to be
displayed, then I believe that the "draft" option in the article and
derived classes does this for you.



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