[OS X TeX] magnification in the geometry package

Maarten Sneep maarten.sneep at xs4all.nl
Mon May 28 09:50:41 EDT 2007

On May 28, 2007, at 15:21, André Bellaïche wrote:

> Not only that. I also want to reduce the font. I started from  
> course notes typeset on A4 paper, but in 12 pt size. With a 800  
> magnification, we get a text in 9.6 pt, and with a 850  
> magnification we get a text in 10.2 pt.
> So I do want not start from A4 to get an A4 paper reduced by 0.8,  
> as the dimensions of the paper are fixed independently of A4 (the  
> horizontal/vertical ratio is 2:3, as it is 1/1.414... for A4). In  
> fact no memory of A4 should remain in the LaTeX commands or in the  
> final output

I strongly encourage to use the Memoir class, and work through its  
excellent manual in setting up your document. Memoir offers several  
settings to define your logical paper size independently from the  
physical paper size, and offers more font-size options. This way it  
is easy to set up your document for use on screen, and still be able  
to print samples for testing (if the end-product is to be put on  
paper eventually).



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