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 ...
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 ...