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\settoheight

\settoheight{len-cmd}{text}

The \settoheight command sets the value of a length command, len-cmd, which is specified as the first argument, equal to the maximum height of the text argument in the current font.

For example,

  \settoheight{\baselineskip}{Xanadu}
  \setlength{\baselineskip}{1.5\baselineskip}

would set the value of \baselineskip to 1.5 times the height of the capital "X".


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Revised 9 May 1995.