# [texhax] zoom

Wed Nov 28 17:02:07 CET 2007

```Thanks Christopher and Martin, I am little a little late with the answer
because I get my emails in a daily digest unless you CC my address when you
This is the solution indeed, I've previously tested [16pt] but it didn't work
(I was not aware there are only 10, 11 and 12pt classes available) so I gave
up the idea at the time.

I agree with Martin that margins should not be changed, however I believe I
found a satisfactory solution using the geometry package with a 75% scale on
A4 format:

\documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{book}
\usepackage[vcentering,dvips]{geometry}
\geometry{a4paper, scale=0.75}

I actually counted the number of characters on multiple lines, they are
similar to the default number in a regular latex document.

Thank you all once again,

On Sunday 25 November 2007, Christopher W. Ryan wrote:
> All this pstops and acrobat reader stuff was way over my head.  But
> maybe I can chime in here.
>
> \documentclass[12pt]{article}
>
> will give 12 pt font for an article.  I don't know what class you are
> using for your thesis, and whether it would work for that.  I also don't
> know what effect this has on the size of math, etc.
>
>
> Adrian Dusa <dusa.adrian at gmail.com> wrote:
> > 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?

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