{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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Set the font size for a special math symbol by `\mathscr`

I need to manually set the font size of a special math symbol by \mathscr for which the \fontsize{<size>}{<size>}\selectfont does not work. Here my sample is: \documentclass{article} \...
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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 can I have my ordinary delimiters come from the same font but 1 pt larger?

This question is general, but arises because I am using Times fonts; in CM, I would not make these changes. In CM, delimiters have a height that is larger than that of a capital letter, whereas in ...
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Setting fontsize in scrbook class

I currently use the scrbook class with a custom TrueType font that I included manually. The font is called GARA (a Garamond variant), and I have written an .fd file etc. for it. The font is scalable, ...
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How to change font size of headdings without impacting TOC

I am a relatively new to LaTex and I am using a template provided by my university to write my thesis. The current headings for my chapters are in very large font and when I adjust them using the \...
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Relative text size in TikZ

I'm trying to design an academic poster for a conference. I have a very specific layout that I'd like to implement. Unfortunately, as this layout is bespoke, no templates will allow me to achieve this ...
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Text is smaller in fractions in multiline equations?

The text size shrinks in a multiline equation when I use fractions. How can I keep it the same as the non-multiline equation size? \begin{equation} \begin{cases} p = -\frac{1}{\chi}\text{div}(...
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Set numeric subscripts to be the same height as alphabetic subscripts

In regular math mode, the height of a numeric character is twice the height of an alphabetic character. But when using both as subscripts, I'd like to reduce the size of my numeric subscripts. In ...
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Remove the slight indentation after using small font size - AAAI format

When using the small font size to change some parts of the file locally, such as: \documentclass[letterpaper]{article} ..... \begin{small} \[\begin{array}{l} Some formulas \end{array}\] ...
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Fonts from custom math command does not get resized in subscripts and superscripts

I have a particular type of symbol in my document that I want to typeset in a different font. Hence, I defined a macro \tn to make this shorter. After several attempts, I ended up with the definition ...
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Answer environment should give different font and different size I want. How can I do?

I am working with this codes for my Question paper. \documentclass[10.5pt,a4paper,addpoints]{exam} \newbox\allanswers \setbox\allanswers=\vbox{} \newenvironment{answer} {% \global\setbox\...
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How do I change font in array environment inside an equation?

I have the following code to define a piece-wise equation as shown in the following figure: \begin{equation} \label{xput_vc} Throughput_{VC} = \begin{array}{cc} 1 & N_{VC} \leq N_{slave} \\ \...
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Changing font size in forest decision tree

I want to change the font size of the following forest decision tree to \footnotesize. When I add font=\footnotesize to for tree, it only the size of the "Name"s get changed, but not the edge labels ("...
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Questions about moderncv - cventry, font size, location

I have several TeX questions for moderncv. How can I shift the location of the name higher up, not to waste space at the top above my name, please? How can I increase a bit the size of the fonts ...
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Different font sizes in ONE caption

Update: moewe's comment worked great. removing the package cmbright resolved the problem. when I try using \caption{ bla bla \tiny bla bla} in a normal scrbook document, I keep getting the following ...
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Keynote + LaTeXIt: font size consistency

My question is basically the following: in my presentations I use LaTeXIt for writing stuff, copy it in .pdf format (alt + cmd + C) and then put it into Keynote. The point is that when I copy the ...
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What's the way to change the size of a math symbol in plain TeX?

I find that \diamondsuit in ntxsy is too small, so I want to define a macro that will enlarge it and take into account the current font size being used. To illustrate below, I have a partial attempted ...
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What is \f@size and how can I convert the value between units?

What is \f@size? Why doesn't \convertto{\f@size bp}{pt} work? Microsoft Word uses big points to measure fonts according to a comment to this answer: http://tex.stackexchange.com/a/274609/13552 I ...
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Use of large font extends for remainder of LaTeX document, Error? [duplicate]

I am using the \large font command in a document and it seems that the large font extends beyond my intended text to the end of the document. Example of code: ... <previous text> \newpage \...
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Is it possible to influence fontsize in a formula?

Consider the following two snippets. a.) \[ \left(\frac{p}{q}\right)\left(\frac{q}{p}\right) = (-1)^{(p-1)/2 \cdot (q-1)/2} \] b.) \[ \left(\frac{p}{q}\right)\left(\frac{q}{p}\right) = (-1)^{ ...
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How to increase the size of $\pi$ in the commutative diagram?

\documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz-cd,amsmath} \usepackage{amsfonts} \begin{document} \[\begin{tikzcd}%[column sep=large] E|_U:=\pi^{-1}(U)\arrow[rr,"\Phi" ]\arrow[dr,swap,"\pi" ]& & ...
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How can I reduce the fontsize of the subsection and subsubsection titles in the Table of Contents?

I am using the following document: \documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{report} \usepackage{fontspec} \usepackage{xunicode} \usepackage{polyglossia} \usepackage[maxlevel=3]{csquotes} \usepackage{graphicx} \...
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What is the local height of a capital letter?

How can I get a length, which reflects the hight of a (flat) capital letter? While \em gives me a width, \ex refers to a lowercase letter and \f@size refers to the overall fontsize including the ...
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Using extsizes package changes the page margin

My thesis documentation rules state that the page margins should be: left=4cm, and the remaining are 2.5cm I have done that using geometry package, but when adding the extsizes package to change ...
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\@normalsize vs. \normalsize

What is the difference between \normalsize and \@normalsize? I can't find any documentation (plenty of web search hits for \normalsize, but search engines seem to ignore the @ even if I quote it; and ...
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Size of the bullet using \itemize

I was wondering what is the (standard) size of the bullets that appear using the itemize environment: \begin{itemize} \item ABC \end{itemize} Is it \small, \tiny...? Is there any way to ...
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Formatting text to the title's style

Is there a way to format a sentence to the title's style? I mean that if the input is a sentence, then the output is this sentence with all letters made uppercase while the original uppercase letters ...
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Fit text within a frame with fixed dimension (shrink only if needed)

My problem I want to define a frame with fixed dimensions (i.e. minimal size = maximal size = defined size), in which there is rich text (with potentially linebreaks, itemization, etc.). Moreover, I ...
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how to change font size in package exercise

I would like to decrease the font size when typesetting the answers to exercises using the package exercise. Something like this: {\tiny \shipoutAnswer } But this doesn't work. I can't find how to ...
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Type setting the name of algebraic software

I need to refer to the algebra systems MAGMA and GAP throughout my work. I have often seen people write the names so they are capitalised in a pretty way. How do they do this?
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Latex 12pt is different from actual font size 12 on Microsoft Word [duplicate]

I have an assignment which I have written in Latex and I realized the prof has restrictions on Font Size and Font Name. The specification indicates that the document must be presented using "Times New ...
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Fontscale in BAposter

\documentclass[portrait, paperwidth=841mm, paperheight=1189mm, margin=1.2cm, fontscale=0.35]{baposter} I am confused with the font size setting of baposter. I don't ...
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Typeset math mode environments in scriptstyle

I need to typeset aligned environment in script style. Setting \scriptsize outside of the environment works, but the compiler complains: Command \scriptsize invalid in math mode ... Using \...
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How to reduce font size in equation for text

I have a slide in my beamer presentation that looks like: \documentclass{beamer} \begin{document} \begin{frame} $$ y= 1/x \qquad \scriptscriptstyle {\mbox{For}~ x>0} $$ $$ y= 1/x \qquad \...
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How to adjust equation size to linewidth and keep line spacing

I'm preparing a beamer presentation. Compilation is done using pdflatex. One of the frames includes several equations and one of the equations is too long to fit into the page width. I wish to adjust ...
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Why does \huge have to be put inside curly brackets?

Why does the \huge command go inside the brackets? Wouldn't it be more consistent doing \huge{my huge text} ?
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Use optical sizes of fonts with fontspec for local files [duplicate]

Now, this is the exact same question as Is there a way to use different local font files for different font size in fontspec?, but is is left without a solution. @WillRobertson answered in a comment ...
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Overriding the default font size for custom classes

I'm in the middle of writing a document class (let's call it base.cls) which serves as base class for several other classes I'm writing. The base class itself is based on the article class. By default,...
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formula font size in xepersian

I use xepersian package. The font size of the math formula is too smaller than the text. I have use \DeclareMathSizes{16pt}{14pt}{10pt}{8pt} but it doesn't change. \documentclass[a4paper, 24pt]{...
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Can't get table to correct width oder size

I'm aware that here lots of questions regarding table formatting, but I couldn't fight the fitting answer and meanwhile I think it is any global misconfiguration. My goal: fit table on page in ...
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Reducing the width of a prooftree without changing the font size

How can I change the width of the following prooftree without changing its font size? I would like to remove the big space between T1 and T5 \begin{prooftree} %T1 \AxiomC{$\langle {\tt y:=1}, ...
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Where and why does (LuaLa)TeX scale down the requested base font size?

(The question has been raised in the past, but the answers provide solutions on how to scale up (or down) the fonts, not why it was scaled in the first place, AFAIK) Background: It is very common for ...
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change size of point label in pgfplots [duplicate]

I would like to change the font size of labels next to points in pgfplots. As an answer to my previous question I got the following MWE: \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{pgfplots} \pgfplotsset{...
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What font size modifiers are available in LaTeX?

What font size modifiers are available in LaTeX? eg: \footnotesize, \tiny, \big, \large, \huge It would be useful to have an exhaustive list.
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How do I shrink my URL font size in bibliography's or references sections?

I have a document (an article) which I am writing and it includes a references section at the end in the form of a bibliography. I am using the hyperref package and setting the bibliography manually ...
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Increase the fontsize on either the whole document or just a segment

How do you increase the fontsize on either the whole document or preferably just this segment? \begin{center} $R_{ecl} = \sqrt{(X_{ecl}^{2} + Y_{ecl}^{2} + Z_{ecl}^{2})}$\\ $\lambda = \...
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Thesis Template on Share Latex :: Changing Size

I'm presently using a template on ShareLatex called "PhD Thesis of University of Liverpool". I'm using the longtable package in it, but don't seem to be able to change the font size in it. If anyone ...
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Font size in PGFPlots Minipage

I am using this guide to put concorde tsp solver's vector graphics in LaTeX. I want to show 2 images and a description text right next to them, all side-by-side. I am usign the minipage to do so, but ...
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font size needs to be reduced

How can I adjust the size of subscripts showing dimension of these matrices in following code. Is there anything other than \tiny{.} that can be used for this purpose? \documentclass{beamer} \...
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Changing footnote number size in chapter heading

I'm writing my thesis as book style and I formatted the chapter heading size with \makeatletter % to set the layout of the chapters header \def\@makechapterhead#1{% \vspace*{60\p@}% {\parindent \...