[OS X TeX] magnification

juan tolosa juantolo at me.com
Sat Mar 1 01:17:36 CET 2014

Hi Herb,

Yes, I am using plain TeX. I have just tried the following minimal example in the PC at work, and the \magstep1 is ignored. I tried the same file in the mac at home, and the \magstep1 works. In the PC I am using Te works within MikTeX 2.9.

Thank you,

\def\rect#1#2{\leavevmode\vbox{\hrule \hbox{\vrule
height#1 \hskip#2 \vrule} \hrule}}
\def \gradebox{\rightline{\rlap{\quad \rect{0.3in}{0.3in}}}}
\def\samepage{\vfill\gradebox\smallskip\hrule height0.5pt\medskip}


\centerline{\bf Minimal example of ``magstep one.''}

{\bf 1.}
Prove that the function
$$ f(x, y) = {x^2 \over x^2 + y^2} $$
has no limit as $(x, y) \to (0,0)$.
Provide a {\it clear and complete argument}.


{\bf 2.} 
Compute $f_{xx} + f_{yy}$ for the function $f$ given by the formula 
$$ f(x, y) = {1 \over x^2 + y} . $$
Provide clear, complete, and neat calculations. 



On Feb 27, 2014, at 8:19 AM, Herbert Schulz wrote:

> On Feb 26, 2014, at 8:49 PM, juan tolosa <juantolo at me.com> wrote:
>> Sometimes I use \magnification\magstep1 to get larger printouts for quizzes and tests. This works very well in TexShop, in my mac. At work, however, I use a PC running mictex. Then the \magnification command is totally ignored, and I get a reduced size output, as compared to the one in the mac. Any suggestions on how to "force" mixtex to execute the \magnification command?
>> Thanks,
>>              Juan Tolosa
> Howdy,
> I assume you are using TeX to typeset your document rather than LaTeX. Are you sure that you are using TeX when using MikTeX?
> Could you supply a minimal but compilable example so we can actually see what you are doing?
> Good Luck,
> Herb Schulz
> (herbs at wideopenwest dot com)
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