[OS X TeX] Is it possible to speed up rendering in TexShop?

Jérome Laurens jerome.laurens at u-bourgogne.fr
Fri Feb 16 07:16:33 EST 2007

Le 16 févr. 07 à 12:58, Signups a écrit :

> Greetings all,
> As I mentioned in one of my earlier posts, I am writing my doctoral  
> thesis in LaTeX.  Currently it is only about 40 pages, but will  
> eventually run to about 200.  A problem that I am running into is  
> that every time I want to render a preview, XeTeX (the engine I am  
> using) has to regenerate *everything*.
> I'm wondering if there isn't some way to speed things up, so that  
> it doesn't take half a minute (or more) every time to produce the  
> PDF.  I have an older Mac (G3 900mhz) so optimizations to speed  
> things up will come in very handy.
> Thanks in advance for any assistance,
> Erik Norvelle
> Universidad de Navarra
> Pamplona, Spain

Split your document into parts that you \include in a master file
Then use \includeonly command

In the early days, Knuth suggested to enter one page after the other  
in a separate file, then incorporate the page in the main stream once  
things are acceptable.
Of course, this is not just for "older macs", this only applies to  
jurassic macs

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