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This is a general question. I have been very happy when using inkscape for my LaTeX files. Now I am preparing a presentation using beamer and I am trying to include svg files into my presentation using TeXmaker. I am having two problems. The first is that the compilation takes a long time to complete and the other is that scrolling in the pdf file is slow. If I want to find a replacement to the svg files in which format should I save my drawings?

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Can you save them as pdf? That renders quite fast for me in my TeX files. I believe TeXmaker is converting all these svg files to pdf everytime you compile the file. The same happens when you use the eps format. I might be wrong, so that's why I'm not making this an answer. If this works for you, let me know, I'll post it as an answer. –  Bart Arondson Oct 22 '12 at 20:41
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Inkscape can save as pdf, so that might be the easiest way to save your images and speed up the process. I recommend converting all text to paths to get the most consistent results. –  Silex Oct 23 '12 at 9:17
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How do you include svg files into your presentation? –  Paul Gaborit Dec 28 '12 at 15:12
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Do you need it to be fast? I suppose you are creating a pdf or ps file each time you compile it. For debugging, creating just the dvi is generally sufficient; and since the images are not embedded in the dvi, it compiles in no time.

When you believe you are absolutely done, you can create the pdf, which takes some time. Think of the initial debug process as the pre-processing and pdf compilation as the processing.

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draft mode does the same without having to reconfigure your TeX IDE to go the good old-fashioned dvi route. –  Christian Feb 26 '13 at 0:56
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