# [texhax] Command to find optimum font size of text.

Gerard E. Seibert jerry at seibercom.net
Thu Nov 12 13:19:35 CET 2015

```I seriously doubt that this can be done; however, I thought I would ask
anyway.

We have commands like "\vfill" and "\hrulefill", etcetera that fill a space
to its maximum capacity. Now, I would like to know if something like that
exists that can take a "text" phase and and enlarge or decrease its font size
to fill a predefined space.

Example, I have a table that has a cell that is 3 inches wide. I want the
text I enter in that cell to appear as large as possible in that space. I
can, of course, experiment until I find the optimum size; however, a function
that did it automatically would be a time saver.

As I stated, I don't believe anything like that exists, but it doesn't hurt