[OS X TeX] Re: microtype
riseguin at earthlink.net
Tue Aug 10 10:27:03 EDT 2010
On Aug 10, 2010, at 8:10 AM, Robert wrote:
> On 09.08.10 19:06, George Gratzer wrote:
>> Problem: my book (about 600 pages) typesets in under 4 secs,
>> with microtype about 30 secs.
> This sounds unusual. microtype does make typesetting a bit slower, but I've never encountered such a difference. When I compile the microtype docs (200+ pages), for instance, it typesets in 11 secs with, and 8 secs without the microtype package. So something seems to be going wrong in your case. Could you post your preamble? What does your book consist of (text, maths, tikz, ...?)
My experience is similar: a 170 page document that I've worked on compiles only somewhat slower using microtype. Microtype does increase the size of the output PDF file by almost a factor of 2, but I don't consider that to be a problem. Maybe the compile time increase as a ratio is a non-linear function of the size of the document. Anyway, microtype significantly improves the appearance and readability of the document.
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