[OS X TeX] Compressing pdf graphics

Peter Dyballa Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Mon May 28 16:03:05 EDT 2007

Am 28.05.2007 um 21:16 schrieb Chabot Denis:

> I added these lines in pdftexconfig.tex, which in my case is  
> located here:
> /usr/local/gwTeX/texmf.local/tex/generic/config/pdftexconfig.tex

Check carefully whether this is the right file (for example in web2c/ 
pdflatex.log)! It looks as if you are having a pretty old gwTeX  
installation without TeX Live ...

> but it had strictly no effect on my large report, which remained at  
> 20.6 MB. I added these lines in my tex document also, and then I  
> got a tiny saving in size, down to 20.4. So in my case, it is still  
> best to shrink the pdf produced by tex with pdftk (7 MB).
> I don't know why performance differs so much between our two tests.

I made the FMT files anew (sudo fmtutil-sys --refresh). The file  
pdftexconfig.tex is not read when simply pdfTeX'ing, it's only read  
when (re-)making the FMT files.



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