I'm having a problem, which breaks my workflow (as I'm working on a very large document, where a full latexmk run may take 10 minutes and even compiling the chapters I'm currently working on with
includeonly takes one to several minutes) and I hope someone can help (maybe has seen similar things happening):
I'm working on MacOS X 10.6.8 with TeXLive2011 and with TeXShop 2.43 as editor.
Under certain conditions, I'll see a pdf preview with white pages and only the green
hyperref-rectangles as long as the document is compiled with
pdflatex. It looks like that:
- This only seems to happen, when at least the chapters 3 and 4 of my (large) document are included. EDIT: this might be, because those chapters contain many bitmap graphics which increase file size.
- Some pages of the pdf (e. g. the titlepage) seem to be displayed correctly all the time.
- If only one of them is included, I can see and browse a preview of the (old) pdf all the time during compile.
- the same thing happens in Skim.app when I open the pdf there and then compile.
remark: As soon as compiling is finished, the pdf seems to be ok!!
EDIT: to answer the questions in the comments I'll add more information.
- this display problem is only existent during compiling time, as soon as the pdf is ready, it is displayed correctly.
- However it is not always the case, some documents are always visible - also during compilation.
So jonalv's idea might be the solution: the pdf viewer does not keep the whole file in memory and therefore is not able to display the other pages. As it works for some files, and for others it doesn't, maybe it is a file size issue...
At the moment I'm testing to isolate the problem.
- a sample document with my whole preamble but with nearly 300 pages of (only) blindtext and one float in it is visible all the time (PDF size 881 kB).