# The microtype mystery

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## The microtype mystery

 My book is 606 pages long. It is a single file plus the .ind file and125 pdf illustrations.Here are the packages used:amsmathamsthmamsxtra\RequirePackage[mathscr]{eucalamssymblatexsymamscdgraphicxcolormdwlistchngcntrcolorbooktabs\usepackage{urlfixltx2everbatimenumeratexspaceTypeset time as reported by "time":real 0m2.595suser 0m2.527ssys 0m0.063sthat is, 3 secs. pdf file is 4.4 MB.Now if I use the microtype package( the book  is now 3 pages shorter):real 0m35.443suser 0m35.155ssys 0m0.115stypesetting is over 35 secs. pdf file is 4.6 MB.My iMac has 8GB memory; the whole ms with illustrations is tiny in comparison: about 40 MB.Anything I could do to speed up this typesetting?GG----------- Please Consult the Following Before Posting ----------- TeX FAQ: http://www.tex.ac.uk/faqList Reminders and Etiquette: http://email.esm.psu.edu/mac-tex/List Archive: http://tug.org/pipermail/macostex-archives/TeX on Mac OS X Website: http://mactex-wiki.tug.org/List Info: http://email.esm.psu.edu/mailman/listinfo/macosx-tex
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## Re: The microtype mystery

 On 2010-08-15 22:11 +0100, George Gratzer wrote: > Typeset time as reported by "time": > > real 0m2.595s > user 0m2.527s > sys 0m0.063s > > that is, 3 secs. pdf file is 4.4 MB. > > Now if I use the microtype package( the book  is now 3 pages shorter): > > real 0m35.443s > user 0m35.155s > sys 0m0.115s > > typesetting is over 35 secs. pdf file is 4.6 MB. > > My iMac has 8GB memory; the whole ms with illustrations is > tiny in comparison: about 40 MB. This seems to be similar to something¹ I observed quite some time ago. My workaround is to use letterspace while drafting and use microtype at final stage. Cheers, Leo Footnotes: ¹  http://tinyurl.com/373jzlj----------- Please Consult the Following Before Posting ----------- TeX FAQ: http://www.tex.ac.uk/faqList Reminders and Etiquette: http://email.esm.psu.edu/mac-tex/List Archive: http://tug.org/pipermail/macostex-archives/TeX on Mac OS X Website: http://mactex-wiki.tug.org/List Info: http://email.esm.psu.edu/mailman/listinfo/macosx-tex
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## Re: The microtype mystery

 In reply to this post by George Gratzer-4 Hi George, this is still not enough information, I'm afraid. I've just tested a document using the packages you list with a 1000 pages of text, but this still does not yield the exponential time consumption you experience. So something else must be going wrong. Maybe you could send me (privately) your document if the contents aren't confidential? Or else, could you post the log file with microtype loaded with the verbose' option? Regards, Robert PS. Shall we stay on the Mac OS X list? On 15.08.10 23:11, George Gratzer wrote: > My book is 606 pages long. It is a single file plus the .ind file and125 pdf illustrations. > > Here are the packages used: > > amsmath > amsthm > amsxtra > \RequirePackage[mathscr]{eucal > amssymb > latexsym > amscd > graphicx > color > mdwlist > chngcntr > color > booktabs > \usepackage{url > fixltx2e > verbatim > enumerate > xspace > > Typeset time as reported by "time": > > real 0m2.595s > user 0m2.527s > sys 0m0.063s > > that is, 3 secs. pdf file is 4.4 MB. > > Now if I use the microtype package( the book  is now 3 pages shorter): > > real 0m35.443s > user 0m35.155s > sys 0m0.115s > > typesetting is over 35 secs. pdf file is 4.6 MB. > > My iMac has 8GB memory; the whole ms with illustrations is > tiny in comparison: about 40 MB. > > Anything I could do to speed up this typesetting? > > GG > > > > > > > ----------- Please Consult the Following Before Posting ----------- > TeX FAQ: http://www.tex.ac.uk/faq> List Reminders and Etiquette: http://email.esm.psu.edu/mac-tex/> List Archive: http://tug.org/pipermail/macostex-archives/> TeX on Mac OS X Website: http://mactex-wiki.tug.org/> List Info: http://email.esm.psu.edu/mailman/listinfo/macosx-tex> ----------- Please Consult the Following Before Posting ----------- TeX FAQ: http://www.tex.ac.uk/faqList Reminders and Etiquette: http://email.esm.psu.edu/mac-tex/List Archive: http://tug.org/pipermail/macostex-archives/TeX on Mac OS X Website: http://mactex-wiki.tug.org/List Info: http://email.esm.psu.edu/mailman/listinfo/macosx-tex
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