[texhax] zoom

Adrian Dusa dusa.adrian at gmail.com
Mon Nov 26 00:45:48 CET 2007

Hi Martin,

> 2007/11/25, Adrian Dusa <dusa.adrian at gmail.com>:
> > Actually I would rather not change the font size per se, because
> > that would break the current paging arrangement. Instead, I would
> > very much like to know if there's any possibility to increase 
> > *everything* on every page like in zooming. On a A4 paper there is
> > a lot of unnecessary space around the text, I wonder if I could use
> > that space zooming the text in order to preserve the current number
> > of pages. 
> http://www.tex.ac.uk/cgi-bin/texfaq2html?label=changemargin

Oh yes I read that FAQ, but this doesn't help. Of course I could try to play 
with the margins using the powerful geometry package, but setting narrower 
margins has the side effect of increasing the number of characters per line 
which is definitely not what I intend to do. Another effect is to lose the 
current number of pages, and I am happy the way it looks right now.

Perhaps setting narrower margins and *increasing* the base font size would 
help, but I found no trace of such a possibility in LaTeX. I understand that 
the base font size is 10pt. Is there any possibility to set it to, say, 12pt?


Adrian Dusa
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