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

Gary L. Gray gray at engr.psu.edu
Sun Nov 20 04:13:52 CET 2005

On Nov 19, 2005, at 10:01 PM, Jung-Tsung Shen wrote:

>> most certainly! in ilustratoor is is called "simplify", in other
>> programs you can find equally well working functions.... i guuess you
>> will cut down the size to 1/50th :)
>> ciao,
>> martin
> Martin,
> Thanks for many helpful suggestions. I actually didn't know about the
> "Simplify" command. :P
> But this command doesn't help in my case: I was trying to capture a
> band diagram with many almost flat bands. To get enough points on the
> flat region (so they look better on a paper), I set Mathematica to
> very high resolution to capure the flat region -- thus the many data
> points ... in addition, the publisher requires eps format. I have
> tried almost every means (i.e., illustrator saved eps -> pdf ->
> WARMFigToPDF -> pdftops -eps) and generated each figure at around 3 MB
> size, but TeXShop/Preview still don't like them ...

I am writing a textbook that has hundreds of figures, many of which  
were generated in Mathematica and then labeled using marked objects  
and WARMreader. Some of these figures are 3MB+ and while I see a  
delay when viewing the pages containing these figures, I certainly  
don't see anything like you mention in your previous post. This is  
with TeXShop 2.03 in Mac OS X 10.4.3. I wonder if there is something  
odd about your figure that is causing this behavior?

-- Gary
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