[OS X TeX] (OT) Keynote/Beamer (was LaTeXiT & Keynote)

Jeffrey J Weimer weimerj at email.uah.edu
Thu Sep 27 20:59:39 EDT 2007

On Sep 27, 2007, at 10:40 AM, Themis Matsoukas wrote:

> On Sep 27, 2007, at 9:21 AM, Jeffrey J Weimer wrote:
>> On Sep 27, 2007, at 8:55 AM, Themis Matsoukas wrote:
>>> On a side issue, as much as I like Keynote for the sleek looks,  
>>> it generates enormous files. I recently gave two talks, one in  
>>> Keynote, one in beamer. The Keynote file size was 5.2 MB, the  
>>> beamer file only 0.7 MB. Granted, these were two different  
>>> subjects but still of similar quantity in math and graphics. I  
>>> find it hard to justify the gargantuanism of Keynote.
>> Out of curiosity, what happens when you convert the Keynote to a  
>> basic PDF?
> Here is what I got:
> file.key -original keynote file: 5.3 MB
> file1.pdf -produced by exporting to pdf from Keynote: 5.4 MB
> file2.pdf -produced by compressing file1.pdf in preview.app: 5.7 MB  
> (!)

That is incredible!

I should however have asked what size an equivalent beamer file would  
be if converted to PDF.

J. J. Weimer, Chemistry / Chemical & Materials Engineering, UAH
Currently on Sabbatical: Naval Research Laboratories, Washington, DC

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