[texhax] filling all the way down
heiko.oberdiek at googlemail.com
Sun Dec 19 23:49:26 CET 2010
On Sun, Dec 19, 2010 at 06:06:31PM +0000, Philip Taylor (Webmaster, Ret'd) wrote:
> Tom Sgouros wrote:
> >I want to create a single long paragraph of shrinking font sizes all the way down to the illegible. (It's a spoof of the fine print on contracts and copyright notices.) I can shrink the font in the middle of a paragraph, but I can't shrink the \baselineskip, and if I arrange it as consecutive paragraphs run together, the last line of each paragraph isn't filled.
> >I thought I remembered an example of this somewhere in my TeX library, but my hunting hasn't turned it up yet.
> >How can I:
> > - Fill the last line of a paragraph (or at least dictate that TeX make a stab at doing so), or
> \parfillskip = 0 pt
> > - Change the \baselineskip while a paragraph is underway.
> one \vadjust per line, but this will need some empirical
> fine tuning.
> >Is either of these possible, or can someone suggest a third way to do this?
> Yes and maybe, respectively.
Yes and yes.
a) TeX can be forced to use \lineskip between the lines instead
of the \baselineskip algorithm.
\lineskiplimit=\maxdimen % turn off \baselineskip
\lineskip=2pt % put 2pt between two lines
b) If whatsits are not used (color, \index, ...) then
the paragraph can be put in a \parbox (or environment
% Box with wrong line skips.
% Now the lines can be put into boxes using \lastbox.
% The interline glue is available via \lastskip
% and the last node type can be inspected by \lastnodetype.
% Then put the together with better interline glue
% For example by inspecting the height of the lines.
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