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This looks like the basic question but it seems like the hardest thing to me.

I need to set the whole document's font style as follows :

Font Family: Times New Roman or GoudyOlSt BT

Font Size: 11pt

I am doing something like below but have no effect at all :


Also, that would be nice to see the available font-family styles if possible.

I would really appreciate if someone direct me to right way.

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Times Roman fonts are supported by mathptmx, which you can specify together with an 11pt document class option. – Werner Nov 4 '11 at 20:10
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You could use TeX Gyre Termes, Times or txfonts. They are similar to Times New Roman (if you want to look at other fonts you should hunt for a similar serif font, see e.g. http://www.tug.dk/FontCatalogue/seriffonts.html). Fonts are loaded and activated for a document by loading the package for the font via \usepackage. You probably want to use them with T1 encoding and to do this you should use \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} (see Why should I use \usepackage[T1]{fontenc}?).

So, for TeX Gyre Termes you'd use:


For Times:


For txfonts:


Font size

To get 11pt font size simply add 11pt as an option to \documentclass, so if you're using the article document class you'd use \documentclass[11pt]{article}.


The following is an example to illustrate one font. I use the package lipsum to get example text.







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thanks a lot for your response. that works pretty well but I am having another type of problem right now. When I set the font-size to 11pt, some of my figures aren't the place where they are supposed to be. maybe this is another question but I thought it might be a common porblem – tugberk Nov 4 '11 at 20:15
@tugberk: This is another question. ;-) – lockstep Nov 4 '11 at 20:23

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