# [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...

Thanks,

Rodolfo