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

David Carlisle d.p.carlisle at gmail.com
Thu Nov 12 13:25:09 CET 2015

On 12 November 2015 at 12:19, Gerard E. Seibert <jerry at seibercom.net> wrote:

> 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
> to ask.
> --
> Jerry

\resizebox{3in}{!}{hello world}

would seem to do what you ask?

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