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#### \scalebox

Synopses:

```\scalebox{horizontal factor}{material}
\scalebox{horizontal factor}[vertical factor]{material}
\reflectbox{material}
```

Scale the material.

This example halves the size, both horizontally and vertically, of the first text and doubles the size of the second.

```\scalebox{0.5}{DRINK ME} and \scalebox{2.0}{Eat Me}
```

If you do not specify the optional vertical factor then it defaults to the same value as the horizontal factor.

You can use this command to resize a graphic, as here.

```\scalebox{0.5}{\includegraphics{lion}}
```

If you use the graphicx package then you can accomplish the same thing with optional arguments to `\includegraphics` (see \includegraphics).

The `\reflectbox` command abbreviates `\scalebox{-1}[1]{material}`. Thus, ```Able was I\reflectbox{Able was I}``` will show the phrase ‘Able was I’ immediately followed by its mirror reflection.

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