I am trying to write a research proposal in LaTeX. To this end, I am using the package
The guidelines are strict, my proposal MUST be written in Arial 11 pt. My concern is the following: I have the feeling that the font size is somehow slightly smaller than 11 pt. This feeling was confirmed by comparing the same text printed out from a Word file with Arial fonts, 11 pt.
I found a question pretty similar here: How to determine the true size of a font? but I must say it did not suffice to fix my problem.
I have tried to look into the
.log file, and found that line:
LaTeX Font Info: Font shape `T1/ua1/m/n' will be (Font) scaled to size 10.40245pt on input line 22.
although the first lines of the log file show that the 11 pt option was properly transmitted to the base class (through
Document Class: dfgproposal 2013/02/13 v1.4 DFG Proposal (./proposal.cls Document Class: proposal 2013/02/13 v1.4 Project Proposal (/usr/local/texlive/2013/texmf-dist/tex/latex/base/article.cls Document Class: article 2007/10/19 v1.4h Standard LaTeX document class (/usr/local/texlive/2013/texmf-dist/tex/latex/base/size11.clo File: size11.clo 2007/10/19 v1.4h Standard LaTeX file (size option) )
EDIT: Alright, I found the answer myself, as I was trying to write a minimal working example (at the request of Harish Kumar). To be able to produce a document with the Arial font, I use the package uarial. What I did not know is that uarial takes an argument called "scaled":
By default, scaled is not 1.0, because Arial produces letters that are bigger than other fonts. So, simply writing
solved my problems.