[texhax] \magstep reduces text area

Rodolfo Medina rodolfo.medina at gmail.com
Tue Jul 19 23:03:55 CEST 2016

Rodolfo Medina <rodolfo.medina at gmail.com> writes:

> 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...

Well, no, I'm wrong...


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