[OS X TeX] improving the tex typesetting script?

Herb Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Tue Dec 21 14:35:19 EST 2004

On 12/21/04 1:23 PM, "Maarten Sneep" <maarten.sneep at xs4all.nl> wrote:

> I use a slightly different trick for speeding things up: the first few
> runs (two, three) are started with:
> pdflatex '\PassOptionToClass{draft}{graphics}' file
> which prevents the graphics package (and therefore graphicx as well) to
> actually include the graphics files in pdflatex. Since I mostly use
> metapost figures, this speeds up the compilation considerably -- there
> are possibly other packages that can benefit from having a draft option
> thrown at them.
> Maarten


But then don't you have to run it two (or more?) times to guarantee the
cross references and TOC, etc., come out right?

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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