On Fri, Mar 13, 2009 at 2:39 PM, Curious Learn <curiousle...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Taco Hoekwater <taco <at> elvenkind.com> writes:
>> >> (2) Is there a command to scale the whole picture...not the components?
>> Parse error. In my view, the whole picture *is* the components.
>> Best wishes,
>> Taco
> Hi Taco,
> Sorry for the typo and for not being clear. I meant the following. I know that
> "scaled" command can be used to scale any particular component. To scale the
> whole picture does one have to scale each and every component individually, or
> is there one command that scales every component.
> One way is perhaps to define a variable, say u=1cm and express all 
> measurements
> in terms of "u". Then by changing just "u" one can scale the whole picture 
> (and
> all the components) up or down. Is there another way? For example, in TikZ 
> there
> is a command "scale" which scales the entire picture if put as an option to
> \begin{tikzpicture}. I was wondering if something like that is available in
> Metapost too.


I use the method of
in the beginning and then use u as the "unit".
I think "currentpicture" is what you are after otherwise, but not sure.

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