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

Axel E. Retif axretif at igo.com.mx
Sat Nov 12 21:08:15 EST 2005

On Nov 12, 2005, at 5:47 PM, Jung-Tsung Shen wrote:

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

Use the option draft in documentclass; v.gr.,

\documentclass[draft]{book}

Then, instead of the picture, you get a bounding box where the figure
should appear.

Best

Axel
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