# Hypertext Help with LaTeX\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".
See Lengths