[pdftex] Re: Speeding up PDFLaTeX by skipping file inclusion

Alan Shutko ats at acm.org
Thu May 15 00:21:58 CEST 2003

Reinhard Kotucha <reinhard.kotucha at web.de> writes:

> You could also consider
>     latex -> bibtex -> latex -> pdflatex

I find that makes hyperref slightly unhappy with the aux file, so I
have to run pdflatex again.

> And you could convert all your jpg files to pdf because this
> speeds up the pdflatex run significantly.  Otherwise pdftex has to do
> the jpg -> pdf conversion.

Does this really speed it up much?  Doesn't PDF support jpeg
compression, so all it would really have to do is put in a wrapper?
I haven't timed it, though. 

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