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Text does not scale with size of graphic

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  • From: "D. Grady" <D.C.Grady at>
  • Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2008 04:22:34 -0500 (EST)

This is probably a silly question, but I was wondering why it is that
text in a graphic remains the same size when the graphic is resized.
For example, if you look at

Plot[BesselJ[0, x], {x, 0, 10}]

and drag the resizing handles around, you see that, independent of all
the other graphic elements, the tick labels stay the same size no
matter what size you make the plot.  What is the reason for this?

I often want to make an array of relatively small graphics, but a
problem with doing this is that the tick labels can crowd out the rest
of the graphic.  In the past I've just eliminated the tick labels; is
there a way to introduce text that does scale with the size of the

Thanks for any help!


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