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Best LaTeX editor for LARGE documents

First of all, yes, I am aware of the question LaTeX Editors/IDEs. The reason why I am asking this question is because I'm curious about people's experience with writing really large documents (100+ ...
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Large bibtex/biblatex database

I'm not sure if it is a good idea to maintain a single large bibtex database or if I should split it into multiple smaller ones. I have compiled a very large India-specific database (over 100,000 ...
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How to optimize pdf with many links and simple pages

So... I can play tic-tac-toe (naughts and crosses) in a pdf: each board configuration is one page, and each cell of the board is a link which goes to the page corresponding to playing that move. The ...
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Is there a limit to the size of a tex-file?

I've been writing a document for some time now. It is steadily growing and hopefully will continue to do so. Lately I realised that -- although I just recently bought a new MacBook -- when I work on ...
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How to decrease the file size of pdf with a lot of (clipped and downscaled) png images

I am writing a report that includes a results section with a lot of generated images. These images are .png files. Judging by the file size of the resulting pdf, these images are included in their ...
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How can I reduce the size of figures and/or the size of the final PDF document? [duplicate]

I usually include .pdf figures (vector graphics) in LaTeX files. The problem is that when I compile everything, the resulting file, which also has .pdf extension, is too large. The size of the final ...
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PDF size limit - load only labels from files

I have huge amount of figures in thesis (72 pages) but I'm limited in size of thesis.pdf to 20MB and size of appendix.pdf to 30 MB When I compiled my thesis it got 280MB, I thought that I can split ...
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PDF Build Quality - TexStudio [duplicate]

I've written a technical report in LaTex using TexStudio. It is only 20 pages long, but it includes a lot of images and diagrams. The final build size is 7.5mb. Is there a way that you can build a ...
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What's most important if I want to produce a lightweight document?

If for some reason I want to create the lightest document (in terms of the weight of the output file, not the font), what would be some good practices? Specifically in terms of: Packages: do they ...
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Help to change svg package to include a 600dpi pdf instead of creating huge pdf with vector graphic. (Downgrade PDF)

I am using the svg package to include an svg file with transparent 3D graphic and latex code to be set at the right label positions. I tried many different methods to do that (matlab->eps+tex file) ...
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Matlab->plot2svg->Inkscape->pdf+latex->includesvg = slow rendering pdf + large file. How to solve that?

I have the following workflow. I use matlab to produce 3D plots with transparency and I want to use the workflow of setting the text inside the figure in latex. I am using Texniccenter and MikTex the ...
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Transparency vs image compression dilemma

I have a bunch of raster images that I want to include in a poster. For aesthetic reasons I want to replace the image background by a transparent one. So far, I have been grabbing the images I had ...
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Large document txt to pdf

I have about 2 million lines of LaTeX code in a txt file, and my computer cannot copy and paste it into ShareLatex so that I could compile it. Is there a better way I could get the latex document from ...
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Why does LuaLaTeX produce smaller files than pdfLaTeX in this example?

I am discovering LuaLaTeX... I want to produce pdf files from my tex sources as small as possible. If I compile the following code with LuaLaTeX, the size of the generated pdf is 9 kB. ...
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Reducing File size

I am using XeTeX+bibTeX to compile my LaTeX file. I have around 34 pages, which includes over 20 high Quality images (Large size which are rescaled) and I am using a5paper for the book document class. ...
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pdf file size doubled in xelatex

all was fine with my using XeLaTex in TexWorks. It generated nice 6Mb pdf files. Suddenly, yesterday, i started getting 12Mb pdf files. What could be the reason for that? Ok, i can illustrate this, ...
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Why does compiling TikZ with latex-dvips-ps2pdf produce a much much bigger PDF than with pdflatex? [duplicate]

The following MWE simulates the problem. Compile it with pdflatex -shell-escape. \documentclass[preview,varwidth,border=12pt]{standalone} \usepackage{filecontents} \begin{filecontents*}{common.tex} ...
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Is there a pdf crop utility for windows that will give smaller files?

The answers to this question contain pdf cropping utilities that will give smaller files than Eric Doviak's original, but as far as I can tell they only work in Linux. Is there a way to make them ...
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On how double precision numbers are encoded in a pdf file

Imagine the following tikz/pgfplots code: % compile as: lualatex --jobname=figname-f1 figname.tex \documentclass[10pt]{book} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{pgfplots} \pgfplotsset{compat=1.6} ...
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moderncv - filesize of pdf too big

I managed to work out how to create a job application that is entirely written in the moderncv style. I use the moderncv class itself for my CV and the attachments (making each document a section with ...
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Is it possible to adjust natively the size of the PDF file during compilation with pdflatex?

I am a beginner in LaTeX, tentatively using it for industrial documents. I am working on a laboratory report containing little text and a large number of pictures. I prefer to leave the pictures at ...
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Is it possible to reduce the file size of generated PDF by clipping the included images with \includegraphics' viewport?

I noticed that clipping images with \includegraphics' viewport does not reduce the file size of generated PDF output. I might miss other settings. Is it possible to reduce the file size of generated ...
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Embedding Type 1C fonts using LuaLaTeX

As pointed out in the answer to PDF file size with LuaLaTeX vs XeLaTeX, the difference between using Type 1 and Type 1C fonts in two documents made a big difference in file size. File size is ...
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Why does TeX Live's pdflatex produce smaller PDFs than MiKTeX's pdflatex?

When building my master thesis, I've found that the size of the produced PDF differs if I use Tex Live on Ubuntu compared to MiKTeX on Windows; for the latter, the size is about 50% greater (from ...
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Is it possible to reduce pdf file size by optimizing images in texniccenter? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to make the PDFs produced by pdflatex smaller? I have some images in PNG. Those are large in size. I am editing using texniccenter, utilizing this pdflatex.exe. ...
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Get a smaller pdf file out of pdflatex [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to make the PDFs produced by pdflatex smaller? I'm using the moderncv package to create my CV. Now I was wondering if there is a way to get a smaller output, ...
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pdfcrop generates larger file?

I use pdfcrop to remove margins from a 10MB PDF, 400pages. Margins are properly removed, but the resulting PDF is 51MB large? Any suggestions?
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Will reusing \sbox-ed cmds reduce DVI/PDF size?

I wonder wheither reusing \sbox'es decreases only .tex code or also its final output whether DVI/PDF/... i.e. does TeX expand them while writing DVI or PDF or does the viewer do that? For example ...
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why is GnuPlot .tex to .pdf, large compared with raster images?

Raster scanned articles tend to be quite a bit larger than vector graphics based articles. In practice when I make a plot with gnuplot, the resulting pdf is large compared for what it displays. I look ...
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Why does pdflatex produce bigger output files than latex+dvipdfm?

Consider this sample code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{lipsum} \begin{document} \lipsum[1-4] \end{document} When I compile this with latex and then use dvipdfm, the output file is 7893 ...
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What to download, proTeXt or MiKTeX?

What exactly is included in the proTeXt's 1.1GB package and why would you rather download that compared to just downloading the humble 170MB MiKTeX basic install? Also, why is proTeXt's file size so ...
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How to include PDF as graphics and as attachment without using extra file space [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Attach displayed image to the PDF without storing it twice Is it at all possible to include a PDF as a graphic in the document and also as an internal attachment to the ...
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pgfplots and final size of the externalized pdf image

I have the following piece of code: % command: pdflatex --jobname=try-f1 try.tex \documentclass[12pt]{book} \usepackage{tikz,pgfplots} \pgfplotsset{compat=newest} \pgfrealjobname{try} ...
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PDF printer decreases filesize of pdflatex output considerably. Why?

This is probably not exactly a TeX question, but I assume many people concerned with TeX might also have ideas about this issue. If I compile the following "minimum" example with pdflatex on Windows, ...
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How to make the PDFs produced by `pdflatex` smaller?

I feel that the PDFs produced by pdflatex are too huge. So for example my 50 page book with no illustrations is 500KB. I feel it should be more like 50K or even less. The .tex files together are just ...
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pdftex reduce PDF size: reduce image quality? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to make the PDFs produced by pdflatex smaller? I wrote my thesis in LaTeX and so far I always compiled with pdflatex. The thesis is 150 pages with many pictures and ...
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File size difference between XeLaTeX and pdfLaTeX

When working with MacTeX 2010, I noticed that XeLaTeX generates files considerably smaller than pdfLaTeX on the same input. Even with the small example \documentclass[11pt]{article} \begin{document} ...
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Adding raster images to a document increases the output size unproportionally

I have a document which under normal conditions compiles into a reasonably-sized output - 1 MB PDF and 2 MB PS. I need to add two raster images, also reasonably-sized - About 150 KB JPG each. I ...
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presentation: option screen or prepress in ps2pdf?

I'm using the Powerdot class to make a presentation. Powerdot uses eps pictures and thus on compiling, I'm using the normal route: Latex > dvi > ps > pdf. In Ghostscript, we have the ...
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How do I make smaller pdf file sizes with pdflatex? (Or, how do I make pdflatex use CFF fonts?) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: how to create small final pdf files for the internet When I compile tex -> dvi -> ps -> pdf I have a 9 MB file... something emailable When I .tex -> pdf with ...
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How to create small PDF files for the Internet

I feel that PDF documents when intended to be uploaded to the Internet should be of a minimal final size in bytes. Many strategies exist to create a small document: Pay attention to the size of the ...
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Why is the MacTeX distribution so large? Is there anything smaller for OS X?

I would like to know how to install LaTeX on Mac 10.6 or higher. But the MacTeX is some 1.28 GB file! Is there a smaller distribution I could install? What exactly is TeX Live?