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I am making a pdf worksheet that is intended to be viewed on the screen and also printed out.

I find that the default font size for \documentclass[12pt]{article} is too small. If I zoom in (say, to 150%) with a pdf reader, it is no longer comfortable to read because the width of the text takes up too much of the screen space (it requires eyes/head to move from left to right).

I considered increasing the left an right margins, but this would not be very efficient for those who will print it out (lots of wasted space).

I also considered increasing the font size with extsizes, but it says

Don't use extsizes just because ... you think the font looks too small on the screen

So my question is, what should I do to increase readability when I think the font is too small?

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    Would creating 2 different versions be a good idea? (One version for screen, one for paper-copy) – qnferthm Apr 18 '18 at 22:14
  • Change your screen for a king-size model ;o) – Bernard Apr 18 '18 at 23:28
  • @Bernard I'd be more than happy to... if I don't need to pay for it – qnferthm Apr 19 '18 at 0:10
  • If you are using fit page or fit width, you can change the paper height or width (respectively) to change the scale. – John Kormylo Apr 19 '18 at 4:27

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