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#### \resizebox

Synopses:

```\resizebox{horizontal length}{vertical length}{material}
\resizebox*{horizontal length}{vertical length}{material}
```

Given a size, such as `3cm`, transform material to make it that size. If either horizontal length or vertical length is an exclamation point `!` then the other argument is used to determine a scale factor for both directions.

This example makes the graphic be a half inch wide and scales it vertically by the same factor to keep it from being distorted.

```\resizebox{0.5in}{!}{\includegraphics{lion}}
```

The unstarred form `\resizebox` takes vertical length to be the box’s height while the starred form `\resizebox*` takes it to be height+depth. For instance, make the text have a height+depth of a quarter inch with ```\resizebox*{!}{0.25in}{\parbox{1in}{This box has both height and depth.}}```.

You can use `\depth`, `\height`, `\totalheight`, and `\width` to refer to the original size of the box. Thus, make the text two inches wide but keep the original height with `\resizebox{2in}{\height}{Two inches}`.