# Shrinking a font

I'm looking for a possibility to horizontally shrink the font I use in my whole document.

I do not only mean the tracking of the letters, but also (if possible) to reduce the letter width by lets say 2%.

PS:

I tried the tracking of the "microtype" package, but it didn't work for me, because I get tons of errors from my equations that won't compile any longer, as soon as I \usepackage[...]{micropage}. Without that, everything compiles fine.

! Extra \fi.
\MT@tr@outer@r@ ...er@next \relax \fi \fi \fi \fi
\fi \fi \fi \fi \fi \fi \M...
l.35 ...rac{\epsilon_0\,k_B\,T_e}{\pi\,e^2\,n_e}}}


But tracking is anyway not really what I'm looking for, as I want to shrink the whole font...

Also I can't rely on special fonts that allow for specific options that would only work for that particular font...

Thanks a lot!

• Welcome to TeX.SX! It's impossible to tell something unless you show the code you have. – egreg Aug 26 '13 at 16:15
• Have you consulted the posting Squeezing/shrinking text horizontally? – Mico Aug 26 '13 at 16:21
• I have seen that, but it only uses microtype to change the letter tracking. This is not shrinking a font character horizontally, as I like to have it. Also a scalebox is of no help, because that would shrink also the formulas, figures etc. I have in my document. Especially it looks kind of wired, if I would put each page in a scalebox to get the font face a bit leaner... :-) – TeXchie Aug 26 '13 at 16:36
• I haven't tested this, but with XeLaTeX, from fontspec manual: \fontspec[Width=.98]{Skia} – morbusg Aug 26 '13 at 18:36
• Is the transition from pdflatex (that I use currently) to XeLaTeX straight forward or will I have to change much due to incompatible packages? – TeXchie Aug 26 '13 at 18:37