[OS X TeX] mfpic and conversion MP to PDF

Maarten Sneep maarten.sneep at xs4all.nl
Wed Mar 15 14:43:38 EST 2006

On 15 Mar 2006, at 14:34, ¿istein ANDERSEN wrote:

> I use mfpic with PDFLaTeX, which works perfectly. However, each MP  
> file (whether the figure has been modified or not) is converted to  
> PDF at each run of LaTeX, which is quite time-
> consuming for large figures. Is there an easy/elegant way to do  
> this conversion once and for all (modulo later modifications of the  
> figures)?

Export the metapost figures, run through mpost, use mptopdf to create  
the equivalent pdf figures, and include those instead.

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