{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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Subsection size in header doesn't change header height

I want to change the font size of section and subsection titles in the header. It works fine for the section title, the header automatically increases its height (as stated in the beamer manual) but ...
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What is the difference between \fontsize{…}{some length} and \linespread{some length}?

I notice that the second argument to \fontsize and the first argument to \linespread both seem to change the spacing between lines of text. What is the difference between these? Is there one I should ...
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What's the right way to globally change the font size?

Inside of a group, a command like \tiny has effect only until the group ends. One would like to be able to say \global\tiny to have it last after the group ends, but that does not work. The best that ...
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Antykwa Torunska font: How to get correct \hbar in LuaLaTeX

I'm using TeX Live 2014 with lualatex. Using the font Antykwa Torunska (anttor) for math, \hbar is not displayed correctly. The default LaTeX settings do not give good results at all scales: ...
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\@setfontsize vs. \fontsize

What are the differences between \@setfontsize and \fontsize? For example, in Martin Scharrer's answer to How to create a newcommand for fontsize? he says: This is done by calling ...
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How to set default font size in latex cls file?

I am using a custom LaTeX document class for my thesis which is derived from the report class. I'd like to set the default size of the font to 12pt, and still have the option to change it (to 10pt) ...
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“songs” package, chord size

I am trying to write an A6 songbook in latex(just getting started). For chords above lyrics I use the songs package, but the chords looks bigger than the lyrics. Can't find anything in the ...
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Matrix in small size

Does anyone have a good idea for an alternative matrix definition with a font size between the standard size used for say pmatrix and the \scriptstyle size used by smallmatrix? I have several vectors ...
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Mathpazo has broken \left and \right

If I use mathpazo then it seems that \left\Vert and \right\Vert generate the wrong size in one case: \documentclass[11pt]{article} \usepackage{mathpazo} \begin{document} {\Large $\left\Vert ...
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How to fake mid-caps with LaTeX? (I.e. How to stretch characters of a font?)

Background As discussed in this question, one would often like to use small caps for abbreviations, however, mixed case acronyms such as OpenMP look rather odd (see example 2 below): The problem ...
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How do I change the default font size?

How can I change the default font size throughout the LaTeX document? Is this even possible?
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Paragraph break only if insufficient space to end of line

I want to write source like Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet. \smallnote{Smaller.} and have it render so that if there is enough room for a \parindent plus the start of the \smallnote (the first word, ...
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Selecting optical size?

For some time I've seen LaTeX-produced documents that had slight differences in fonts. When you looked at them, they had the same Computer-Modern or Latin-Modern, however, they looked more stylized ...
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font size in math mode

$\sum\limits_{\substack{locations \\ L_j}}$ The word locations is quite long - longer than the summation symbol Sigma. I would like to control the size of only the word locations, but I am having ...
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Adjust font size on-the-fly

In my document I want to emphasize some key points by placing them in a box with rounded corners. This I do using the following code: \documentclass{report} \usepackage{fancybox} \begin{document} ...
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Changing the text size is not working

I am an eighth grader that needs some help. I am a noob at anything TeX or LaTeX, and am just starting out. I am using USBTeX, just in case that matters. I cannot seem to change the text size in ...
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When I use [shrink], I lose vertical centering. How do I get my stuff shrunk and centered?

I am creating a beamer slide with a table on it. This table is too big with the normal font size, so I am using the shrink command to try to make it smaller. shrink is working, however it is ...
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How to change font family in footnote?

How can I change font family (and size) for footnotes? Would be great to see a small example.
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\displaystyle and \mathbf with cmbright font

I would like to use bold symbols in superscript equations. To do so, I use \displaystyle as in \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} $e^{\mathbf{A}t}=e^{\displaystyle ...
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How to set document font to times new roman by command

I wanted to know how to set font of a document to Times New Roman and size to 12 for text and for Chapter Heading 14 only, for the whole document. I don't want to use the fontspec package for this. ...
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Can I make all section headings bigger?

I want to make all section headings in LaTeX document bigger by a given scale. For example, I want all of them have 150% of size that they have now. Can I do that somehow? (Ideally using sectsty)
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LateX: text going smaller and smaller

I guess this is an unusual question as I have not found anything related (then again, maybe I searched poorly). So what I would like to do is having an enumeration (in a beamer slide) go smaller and ...
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Is an adjustable font in figures possible?

When I resize my pdf figures and graphs I often find that the text in these figures become too small to read. Is there a way of ensuring that the font in figures match the body text?
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Change typeface size after \documentclass?

I use the same tex file to create several different layouts with basically the same content. I have several switches and \ifthenelse constructs to control the layouts. Normally, I just have to set one ...
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Change font size in tables document-wide

Using scrartcl as my document class, tables are set in a slightly larger font size than my normal text (12pt vs. 11pt I suppose). How can I change the font size for tables document wide? At the moment ...
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Change font inside document to specific point size

Although this question has a duplicate flavor to it, the question that allegedly provides the solution, LaTeX -- specify font point size?, is hard to use since neither the question nor the answer ...
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Using multiple system fonts

I'd like to use 3-4 different specific system fonts (e.g., Georgia, HelveticaNeui Light, and Lucida Sans) with certain font sizes for different sections of a page. How would I do this? Edit: Thanks ...
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How can I raise an item symbol?

I don't like the appearance of standard \textbullet. It's too big. I decided to shrink it using \footnotesize{}. Unfortunately, the bullet is not at the center of a line (It's a little lower). How can ...
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Why \leaders and \mkern works strangely in different font size?

I can hardly determine a good title for this question, I'm sorry. Minimal test code: \documentclass{minimal} \usepackage{lipsum} \begin{document} foo {\fontsize{18}{18}\leaders\hbox{$\mkern ...
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Determine width of verbatim characters

I would like to determine how many characters of the verbatim font that fits on a text line. Consider: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fancyvrb} \begin{document} \noindent\hrulefill ...
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Problems with URL's size

I would like to change the font size of the URLs in my latex document. I did: \begin{document} ... \usepackage{url} Figure 1: \scriptsize{\url{my url}}\\ Figure 2: \scriptsize{\url{my url}} ... ...
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Abbreviations for AM, PM (small caps) for use within \textbf

I have been using \textsc for the abbreviations for AM, PM, but it does not work within \textbf{}. As you can see in the image, within a \textbf{}, it reverts to the normal lower case letter. Ulrike ...
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KOMA - Set documentclass font to 9.5pt

I am using scrbook as documentclass and would like to setup the default font of the whole document to 9.5pt. Just like you do with 9pt, 10pt, ... : \documentclass[fontsize=9.5pt, DIV=calc]{scrbook} ...
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Redefine the default depth of superscript and subscript document-wide

The behavior of subscript and supscript operator _ and ^ is like a blackbox to me, I am curious if I could redefine the behavior of them globally for a document. I searched the forum and found ...
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Scale .pgf image but preserve font size

Using Matplotlib, I generated a .pgf image. import matplotlib matplotlib.rcParams.update({"pgf.texsystem": "pdflatex"}) from matplotlib.pyplot import subplots, show from numpy import linspace x = ...
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How to scale all mathematics of a document [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Equations, change the font size How to scale math font only I am very new to LaTeX. I want all mathematics(i.e. the thing we write inside $...$ and \[...\]) of my ...
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Minted, setstretch and font size

I'm using minted package. My problem is \usepackage[nodisplayskipstretch]{setspace} \setstretch{1.5} line. I do need this line stretch, but I don't want it to affect code sources generated by minted. ...
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Scaling fonts document-wide

I'm looking to use lcmtt mentioned here as my default typewriter font, but the scaling is way out of proportion with the rest of the text. I've used the following commands to enable the font: ...
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Changing the chapter heading size in quotchap

I am using the quotchap package to format chapter headings in a document. Is it possible to change the default font size for the chapter headings? For example, in the document.tex file at the above ...
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How to change the font size only in one column of a table/tabular?

Is there any way to reduce the font size in a table/tabular but only in one of its columns without repeating the size command in each cell of that column? Thanks.
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Change index font size with imakeidx

I know I can change the index font size combining the imakeidx package with the idxlayout package like this: \usepackage{imakeidx} \usepackage[font=footnotesize]{idxlayout} However I was wondering ...
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MS Word font size matching visually the LaTeX default one

What is the most resembling font in terms of size and style to the default used in LaTeX? I write in MS Word first, then copy it to LaTeX – this seems to be faster for me if not dealing with graphics, ...
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Setting a single equation in a paragraph in a smaller font

I'm trying to figure out the best way of making a single equation just a little bit smaller. Of course, I could try and break up the equation into pieces and proceed that way, but I'd like to ...
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tikzDevice is not getting sizes right (knitr)

I am using OSX, pdflatex, R (cran), tikz/tikzDevice and knitr to create my documents. My problem is that the font sizes of the produced tikZ-file do not match the LaTeX document font sizes. Result / ...
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Space between lines

I try to typeset title pages and use LARGE and bold for this. The problem is that the lines seem to be too close to each other. I think it looks bad. Is this the way it is supposed to be? Is there a ...
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Changing the font size of document title

A publication I am submitting to has the rather annoying requirement of needing the document title to be size 16pt (and the regular text size being 12pt, which I know how to do). I have absolutely no ...
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KOMA-script scrreprt: Chapter Heading Size Customisation

This is a continued question from my previous thread I am setting up LaTeX to write my thesis using scrreprt. I have implemented with success all the advised and suggested solutions and have tried to ...
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Defining a Length that Scales with Fontsize Changes

I noticed a behavior regarding lengths under fonstsize changes, which I'm hoping there is a way to circumvent. Consider this MWE: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \newlength\mylength ...
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When should we use \DeclareMathSizes, \xxxstyle and font size changing macros (\tiny, \small, etc)?

Could you give me a complete overview when we should use \DeclareMathSizes, \xxxstyle (such as \scriptstyle, etc), and font size changing macros (\tiny, \small, etc)? I want this answer to be CW so ...
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Trouble changing font size in figure legends

I'm trying to set the font size smaller in the legends for all of my figures and tables. The way I was trying to do this was using \AtBeginEnvironment but that doesn't seem to do anything at all. This ...