Working on my phd thesis has become a nightmare since I tried to insert some very large (sideways)tables with many columns and cells all containing citations.
A complete compiling run with
latexmk took more than 5 minutes. Before I inserted the tables, it was about 3 minutes which is still long enough.
As the tables contain references (
\cite), they can not be handled as "static", as the numeric references might change with changes of the document.
(Otherwise I'd typeset the tables in a separate document and insert the pdf with
What possibilities are there to speed up compiling?
- Is there a way to exclude parts of a document (similar to
includeonly), so that I could normally replace the tables (which will normally fill an entire page) by a large rectangle?
Sure I could remove chapters I'm currently not working on, but it partially need them for cross-referencing and cross-checking information...
_and sure, I could compile less often, but to avoid mistakes and see what I'll get after small changes, I'd like to compile directly after making changes to the text, if possible.