{fontsize} is about selecting a document's standard font size (with class options like 12pt), changing relative font sizes within a document (with macros like \small or \large), and defining or modifying {macros} related to font sizes.

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Smaller membership symbol

To mean that x is an element of X, we can write x \in X. However, in the standard packages, the membership symbol that results is too big; it draws too much attention to itself. This is especially ...
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Inconsistent line spacing

If I type something like this: {\itshape\LARGE Dunt venim dolorerosto do odit ametum vulla conum dolore conulput in vero od el Dunt venim dolorerosto do odit ametum vulla conum dolore ...
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Resize/Scale equation in Beamer

I have a slide in my beamer presentation that looks like: \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{graphicx} \begin{document} \begin{frame} \begin{columns} \column{0.6\textwidth} ...
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Complicated tikzpicture for theorem of multivariabe continuous functions

I'm attempting to construct a tikzpicture that looks like this: Here's what I have: \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{amssymb} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage[english]{babel} ...
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Equations, change the font size

How do I change the font size of something like this: I want to increase the font but it always seems to remain the same. \documentclass[30pt]{article} \DeclareMathSizes{20}{20}{20}{20} ...
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How do I make a small pmatrix?

I want a small matrix but the only command I can find is \smallmatrix which leaves the brackets out. Is there a simliar one that includes brackets?
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Reduce size of \bullet character in lists

Example for a list using mdwlist: \begin{itemize*} \item First \item Second \end{itemize*} The bullet symbol for the first level can be redefined with: \renewcommand{\labelitemi}{$\bullet$} It ...
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TikZ: nodes with text, scale = or \large, \Large, \Huge?

If one needs to slightly increase the size of the text in a TikZ node. What are the pros and cons of using scale= in the style options instead of changing the font size with the usual LaTeX\TeX ...
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Automatically resize lstlisting fontsize in a beamer slide

I have frames of the following format (code followed by an itemize): \begin{frame}[fragile] \frametitle{Blah} \begin{lstlisting} Five to seven lines of code here... \end{lstlisting} ...
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Make equations large

I'm including some equations in my document, but want them to appear very large. I have them in display mode, as opposed to inline mode, but can't seem to find any way to make them larger. I've tried ...
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How to make math symbols bigger?

Is there a way to make math symbols bigger? Reason: I've used \sfrac{q}{m}, and those symbols appear far to small, so I would like to make them a bit bigger. edit: I just thought that \sfrac{q}{m} ...
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Need to 'rescale' a complex document (page size and fonts) to A5 from A4

What I'm asking might not be within my capabilities, but I'm trying to change a document to print on 74 pages of A5 instead of 74 pages of A4. I have managed to change the papersize to A5 but it ...
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How to change section/subsection font size? [duplicate]

I'm writing a paper that requires the section titles to be in 12pt font, I can get the title to be in 12pt using: \section{\fontsize{12}{15}\selectfont Introduction} but the section number does not ...
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Sub-enumeration with the same font size in beamer

I have a beamer slide with a several recursive sub-enumerations, e.g.: \begin{enumerate} \item Do A \begin{enumerate} \item Have B \item Load C \item Backup D ...
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Half-point size fonts in LaTeX

How can I get a half point size in LaTeX? Many books use 10.5 pt. Setting point size to 10.5 seems to have no effect. Is there a package that can do that?
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Change default font size while using fontspec

I'd like to set the main font size (i.e. all text which isn't a heading or something else with an explicit font size) to a particular font size, in this case, 9.5pt. I can't use the default package ...
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How do you get a scriptscriptstyle-sized prime?

As you go from \displaystyle to \scriptstyle to \scriptscriptstyle, letters and numbers, for instance, shrink. Weirdly, to my mind, the prime symbol (') shrinks from \displaystyle to \scriptstyle, ...
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Switching to different font size(s) locally

Inside a 12pt document I like to switch in an environment to a font size of 10pt. The macros like \normalsize, \large, \small etc. should all work like in a 10pt document. I'm aware that this isn't ...
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Disabling ligatures in section headings

I've redefined my section headings to be \Huge but I don't like the ff and fi ligatures at this size, how can I disable ligatures for sections or above a certain pt size? I'm using pdflatex with the ...
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Caption package not working with beamer

I am using beamer to make a presentation. But the default caption font size seems big to me. So I tried to make the font size smaller using caption package. I tried this: ...
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Change the title size in scrartcl

I'd like to use a smaller title. I'm using the scrartcl documentclass from the KOMA-Script bundle. I can change it's color font but not it's size. \setkomafont{title}{\normalfont\bfseries\small} ...
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How to choose font size given the paper size

How do you choose what font size to use given the paper size in use? For example, I found somewhere that for a European standard the following is recommended: \documentclass[a4paper,11pt]{article} ...
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Use same font in Lilypond lyrics as in surrounding LaTeX document

I use LaTeX and lilypond-book to create a hymn sheet. I increased the font size with KOMA script to increase the readability. Now the font sizes in the LaTeX document does not match the embedded ...
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How to correctly use the palatino font (in memoir)?

I'm preparing a PhD thesis (using memoir and pdfLaTeX), and I find the palatino font a nice body font. Reading the font related questions and answers on this awesome site, I think I have pieced ...
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How do I change \footnote font size in beamer presentation?

I tried all methods from this question: How to change font family in footnote? and none of them work for me...
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How do I control the font of the item text in an enumitem list?

\documentclass{article} \usepackage{enumitem} \begin{document} \begin{description}[style=nextline] \item[Label 1] {\sffamily\LARGE item text 1} \item[Label2] Item text 2 \end{description} ...
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Problem formatting a subscript in math mode

$\nu_{\rm FWHM}$ prints FWHM too large. But when I try: $\nu_{\mbox{\tiny FWHM}}$ the size is okay but the kerning looks wrong. What is the best way to make a compact little FWHM subscript tag ...
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How to scale all fonts (in the whole document) by certain factor or percentage?

Is there a way to scale the font size of all text in a LaTeX document by a certain factor, something like \scalealltext{factor=0.95}? Edit: Text should reflow, so as to fit (a bit) more text on a ...
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Is there a “medium” \cap?

When displaying the intersection symbol in equations, e.g., $$Hom(A,B) \cap Hom(B,C)$$ I find that the "cap" is too small; its height is, in fact, subordinate to the surrounding content. On the ...
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How to change letter spacing / condense letters together

I'm starting up with LaTeX today in order to be able to produce better-looking PDFs for university assignments. I'm working through a list of small exercises, handed out by a volunteer professor, and ...
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Changing the font size only of the teletype family in a document?

I have seen Change \ttfamily font for entire document, and this is sort of a follow up to this. I'd like to use a "palatino" like font (tgpagella) - but I'd also like to use {lmodern}'s lmtt as the ...
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How to use \footnotesize with longtable command?

I am using \longtable command in a thesis preamble. My problem is that my data are large numbers, and I need to reduce the size of the table to footnote size. I tried using ...
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How to make math font huge

I would like to typeset a simple-to-medium-difficulty math formula on an A4/letter paper. It needs to be huge and preferably centered and portrait. I can take care of the paper size, the orientation ...
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set fontsize for TikZ figure

I have made many figures with tikz and want to include them in a template. Unfortunately I used ex as a measure and the template I have to use redefines the font size. THis leads to wrong distances in ...
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Beamer: Changing the font size of the references using the shrink argument causes an error

I'm trying to change the font size of the references using the shrink of the frame argument. However, if I run this code: \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage[american]{babel} ...
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How to set a small default font size with beamer?

I use beamer class with newcent package for the font. I set \documentclass[8pt]{beamer} at the top of my tex file. But I think the font is still too large. In my beamer theme, I tried to set : ...
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Beamer: change size of figure caption

I am creating a beamer presentation and I would like to change the size of the caption under the figures. I am using the Madrid theme. I tried the obvious way: \caption{\scriptsize{Text of the ...
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Size of indices (sub- and super- scripts)

I've been looking around for a way to change the size of indices (all through the manuscript). I found a lot of stuff, which could work, but I refuse to use without understandind. (See for example ...
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Small text in table does not recalculate line spacing

I'm using tabu to create a table that has a couple multi-line cells (the m style). However, when I set the line spacing outside the table, it seems that the space between lines is not recalculated in ...
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Defining variants of \small and \large that use \normalsize's line spacing

As a partial workaround for grid typesetting, I'd like to define variants of \small and \large that behave like their standard counterparts except that they use the line spacing of \normalsize. I know ...
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Vertical alignment of fonts of different sizes on same line

In XeTeX, if I have a line with two font sizes, how can I arrange to have the smaller font aligned to either the center or top of the line? e.g. ...
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Size of letters not changing in pdflatex

\documentclass[60pt,a4paper,twoside,openany]{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[bulgarian]{babel} \usepackage[pdftex]{graphicx} \newcommand{\HRule}{\rule{\linewidth}{0.5mm}} % ...
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a4paper ignores 14pt

I need font size = 14 in article document, but when I change \documentclass[a4paper,11pt]{article} to \documentclass[a4paper,14pt]{article} font becomes even smaller. How to change font size?
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Define a math symbol relative to font size

Idea All characters, including the new defined symbol (here an arrow), should scale related to the current font size, e.g. here 12pt. Implementation I would like to define an arrow similar to here. ...
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How to make proportional subscript when using smaller font in math mode?

How to make proportional subscript when using \tiny (or smaller than normal font size) in math mode? The following screenshot shows subscripts for \tiny, \scriptsize and normal font sizes. ...
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What leading size should I set for 18pt font size?

I use \fontsize{18pt}{20pt}\selectfont comand because I want 18pt fontsize. Does rule fontsize+2 always apply? Say for 20pt font leading will be 22, 32 for 30 and so on.
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Problems using lmodern with very small font sizes

Due to page restriction from my university I had to optimize my formulary sheet by writing more compact. Therefore I switched from the default Computer Modern Roman font to Latin Modern but now I get ...
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How to set font size at exactly 11 pt?

I am trying to write a research proposal in LaTeX. To this end, I am using the package proposal. The guidelines are strict, my proposal MUST be written in Arial 11 pt. My concern is the following: I ...
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How to change font size in Index in memoir class?

Each time I build the index with makeindex I have to insert \footnotesize after \begin{theindex} in book.ind file. I use memoir class. Is there an automatic way to do this?
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tikz nodes: centering with small font

I am trying to create tikz nodes with centered text, but changing fontsize. Unfortunately, while normally-sized text is nicely centered inside the nodes, the smaller text is not centered, but shifted ...