[texhax] filling all the way down

Philip Taylor (Webmaster, Ret'd) P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk
Sun Dec 19 19:06:31 CET 2010

Tom Sgouros wrote:
> Hello all:
> I want to create a single long paragraph of shrinking font sizes all the way down to the illegible.  (It's a spoof of the fine print on contracts and copyright notices.)  I can shrink the font in the middle of a paragraph, but I can't shrink the \baselineskip, and if I arrange it as consecutive paragraphs run together, the last line of each paragraph isn't filled.
> I thought I remembered an example of this somewhere in my TeX library, but my hunting hasn't turned it up yet.
> How can I:
>    - Fill the last line of a paragraph (or at least dictate that TeX make a stab at doing so), or

\parfillskip = 0 pt

>    - Change the \baselineskip while a paragraph is underway.

one \vadjust per line, but this will need some empirical
fine tuning.

> Is either of these possible, or can someone suggest a third way to do this?

Yes and maybe, respectively.

Philip Taylor

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