[texhax] \magstep reduces text area

Rodolfo Medina rodolfo.medina at gmail.com
Tue Jul 19 21:52:11 CEST 2016

David Carlisle <d.p.carlisle at gmail.com> writes:

> 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.
> David
> 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?

So you say that it would be only an eye effect?  But I'm sure the text area is
really reduced, right margin is much larger...



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