[Mac OS X TeX] Re: Assistance with pdfscreen / texpower

Michael Murray mmurray at maths.adelaide.edu.au
Wed Oct 24 00:57:41 EDT 2001

<x-flowed>>  Hi there, experts,
>I've been using the pdfscreen / texpower combination recently to produce
>dynamic presentations.  This really is an excellent combination 
>which makes modular reuse
>of papers and course notes etc really possible.
>However, with decent sized presentations (many drawings/images) I
>repeatedly run into tex capacity errors using pdflatex. I would like to
>figure out if  there is a document somewhere which could help me 
>increase the default capacities
>for pdftex in the tetex distribution (and how this can be made to withstand
>the updating procedure).
>This one issue aside, I heartily recommend producing presentations 
>and so on in this fashion. Maybe if I can figure out how to embed 
>movies directly without recourse to Acrobat it'll be perfect.
>Any assistance gratefully received

Hi Louis

I'm not an expert but here is what I think you need to do based on
my memory of advice I had from Ross Moore.

(1) Go to /usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf/web2c and make a cp of
texmf.cnf called texmf.cnf.bk.

(2) Edit the file texmf.cnf as follows.
In that file search for every occurence of `context' . You should
see lines like:

main_memory.context = 1500000
main_memory.mpost =   1000000
main_memory =          263000 % words of inimemory available; also 
applies to inimf&mp

I think you need to increase the main_memory line to something like
what context has. Maybe instead of changing main_memory you should 
add a line like

main_memory.pdflatex = 15000000

Do this for every memory related parameter that is set for context.

(3) After this I think you should run

texconfig init

Of course an expert would now which of these numbers to change !!

There is a teTeX manual 
/usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf/doc/tetex/TETEXDOC.pdf which
discusses a few of these things.


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