I have a student with a visual impairment who needs a large-print version of the upcoming exam. This involves not only a larger font size but a total rescaling of the whole thing, including diagrams. Naturally a consequence of this is that the pagination will need to be completely redone (the exam is supposed to be on normal-sized paper). What is the simplest way to do this? (Best-case scenario would be a package with a command like \begin{large-print} that takes care of everything automatically but that seems unlikely.)

  • Maybe tex.stackexchange.com/a/30699 can be useful, or otherwise some redefinitions on the preamble to change \footnotesize into \normalsize, \normalsize into \Large, etc. – Marijn Jul 10 '18 at 13:44
  • IMHO I'd let the printerdriver handle this. E.g.: in adobe-PDF viewer you can set the scale to 200% and check "posterprint" Other PDF viewer may be able to do the same... – Timothy Truckle Jul 10 '18 at 13:51
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    @TimothyTruckle -- the question clearly says that the exam is supposed to be on normal-sized paper. that could be for one of several reasons: for ease of handling the completed exams when collected; so that the page size is not inconvenient on the available work area; so that the student is not singled out as being obviously "different"; .... a reasonable requirement, though one that does add a number of complications. – barbara beeton Jul 10 '18 at 16:16

If you don't want to redo everything and have the ability to print on double page paper (A3 in Europe), you can enlarge the whole pages with the command :

\pgfpagesuselayout{resize to}[a3paper]

In the opposite case, or if you should keep the " normal-sized paper" you can have a try on the extsizes package which allows to write:


For the figures, it is more intricate, because it depends on their format, size and aspect ratio.

  • Note that extsize does not support the exam class (although it is not clear whether @mweiss uses that). – Marijn Jul 10 '18 at 13:42
  • @Marjin. I agree, it is not clear. As a teacher, I never use this class or package but my own defined class based on article, which also works with extsize package. – Jhor Jul 10 '18 at 15:07

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