# How to change font size in verse environment?

How to center a verse horizontally

I am using solution give by @Herbet I try to add desired font size to the verse environment but it did not work for me. my entire document appears at font size 12. I want the verse to appear in font size 18. Rest of the document can stay at size 12.

There is a one line text on top of the verse, I want it to appear in font size 8 bold in red color. I do not know how to create a command for this so that I can use it and be able to change properties later. I would appreciate your help

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You can change the font size using the \fontsize command; using \textcolor you can change the text color. An example (run it with XeLaTeX):

\documentclass[12pt]{article}
\usepackage{fontspec}
\usepackage{xcolor}
\usepackage{varwidth}
\newenvironment{Verse}
{\center\varwidth{\linewidth}\fontsize{18}{21.6}\selectfont}
{\endvarwidth\endcenter}
\usepackage{lipsum}
\begin{document}

\lipsum[1]
\begin{Verse}
\textcolor{red}{\fontsize{8}{9.6}\selectfont\bfseries A line in bold red color}\\
foo bar\\
baz
\end{Verse}

\end{document}


In the preamble of your document, you could define a command to change the font size, color and series for the line of text:

\newcommand\RedLine[1]{%
\textcolor{red}{\fontsize{8}{9.6}\selectfont\bfseries#1}
}


and then use it in the body of your document like

\RedLine{text with different font attributes}

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You guys are awesome. Thanks for your help –  Aku Oct 6 '11 at 22:17
I am working with these fonts Aksharyogini / Nakula / Sanskrit 2003, when i replace \bfseries with any one of these I get error, what am I doing wrong. how would I work with these font types. thanks for your help –  Aku Oct 7 '11 at 13:01
@Aku: I think it could be better to open a new question. You could link to this one, so people know that the new question is a follow up. –  Gonzalo Medina Oct 7 '11 at 13:35
This above solution seems don't have the normal verse function anymore, what if I just want to tweak the font size, font style a bit? will be great if it can be set up in Preamble. –  Shi Yuan Feb 4 at 12:30
@ShiYuan you can patch the environment; perhaps asking a fresh new question would be better? I am not sure about your intent. –  Gonzalo Medina Feb 5 at 17:10
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