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#### Adjusting font size in LaTeX.

In pdftex I often take a font primitive statement like:
\font\rm bchr8r at 10.05 pt

and adjust the font size by tiny increments to increase or decrease
the page count.

In contemporary LaTeX, what is the least troublesome way of making
such fine adjustments while avoiding use of the \font primitive?

John Culleton


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9/30/2008 1:26:46 PM
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Am Tue, 30 Sep 2008 06:26:46 -0700 (PDT) schrieb wexfordpress:

> In pdftex I often take a font primitive statement like:
> \font\rm bchr8r at 10.05 pt
>
> and adjust the font size by tiny increments to increase or decrease
> the page count.
>
> In contemporary LaTeX, what is the least troublesome way of making
> such fine adjustments while avoiding use of the \font primitive?

\fontsize{10.05pt}{12pt}\selectfont (if the fd-declarations allows
arbitrary scaling).

--
Ulrike Fischer

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news21630 (1434)
9/30/2008 1:37:14 PM
On Tue, 30 Sep 2008 06:26:46 -0700 (PDT), wexfordpress wrote:
> In pdftex I often take a font primitive statement like:
> \font\rm bchr8r at 10.05 pt
>
> and adjust the font size by tiny increments to increase or decrease
> the page count.
>
> In contemporary LaTeX, what is the least troublesome way of making
> such fine adjustments while avoiding use of the \font primitive?

I suggest

\renewcommand{\baselinestretch}{1.005}

This doesn't change the font size but rather increases the white space
between lines.  To be used with discretion.

Bob T.

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BobT (1484)
9/30/2008 2:35:07 PM

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