[metapost] Problem with defaultscale

John Kitzmiller jkitz at verizon.net
Tue Aug 5 00:08:42 CEST 2008

> John Kitzmiller wrote:
>> I am trying things like:
> Adding a \documentclass line should help.
>> verbatimtex
>> %&latex
>> \def\large#1{\large{#1}}
>> \begin{document}
>> etex
>> with no positive result.
>> A further question is why \sffamily is defined and \large is not? They 
>> both
>> work in a latex file.
> Because \sffamily is a latex core command, whereas \large is defined via
> the document class (at least, iirc)

Twice in one day I raise my hand, and twice in one day Taco gives a gentle 
and very informative answer. This community is gifted.

To keep my previous example short I stupidly omitted that I routinely use:


in my metapost preamble when 'drawing' metapost figures. Changing it to 
{article}, as Taco suggests, allows more control over labels.

filenametemplate "%j%c.mps";

Perhaps I can start a 'Beginners Corner' on the Wiki to include things like 

Cheers and pax,


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