[texhax] \magstep reduces text area

David Carlisle d.p.carlisle at gmail.com
Tue Jul 19 21:12:48 CEST 2016

plain tex sets hsize and vsize in "true in" units so they are not
affected by magnification, so if you magnify you have larger fonts
with the same physical area which appears expressed as same size
fonts, in a smaller physical area due to the way \mag works.


On 19 July 2016 at 20:03, Rodolfo Medina <rodolfo.medina at gmail.com> wrote:
> I noticed that the use of \magstep, e.g.: \magnification=\magstep1 reduces
> considerably the text area.  Why?
> Thanks,
> Rodolfo
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