{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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\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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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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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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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 ...
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What does the font size documentclass option actually do?

When using e.g. the [12pt] option for a document class like \documentclass[12pt]{article} what does (Xe)LaTeX actually do/set? I noticed that for example a multicols environment behaves different ...
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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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Why two forms for annotating style of text?

When I want text to be large I say: {\Large lorem} When I want text to be bold I say: \textbf{lorem} Why the inconsistency? What's the implementation detail or philosophy behind these two ...
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Fontsize determination

We usually point out explicitly or not normalfont size in \documentclass[11pt]{article} etc. 11pt may be absent here explicitly. Which variable contains this 11 or 10, 12pt?. I need get it in a ...
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Why does \relsize{-1} in normal size not result in \smaller?

This is maybe just me being unable to find the corresponding part of the manual, but I'd expect relsize's \smaller or \relsize{-1} to have the same effect as using \small inside normal-sized text. ...
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fontspec: Load an italic text font so that it has the same x-height as the “main” (roman) text font

Suppose that one likes the "upright" shape of the font Sabon Next LT Pro, but prefers the "italic" shape of the font Garamond Premier Pro over the italic shape of Sabon Next. (Both fonts are ...
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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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Altering fontsize in equations globally

I am trying to typeset all formulas in an article using \small font. If I use \DeclareMathSizes{9}{8}{6}{4}, then the size of in-line math in regular text is also changed. However, I want to redefine ...
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Changing size of footnote symbols in titlesec-formatted chapter titles

I am using titlesec to define the formatting of Chapter titles. At present, footnote symbols within these titles appear in the same format, but my author would like them to be somewhat smaller. The ...
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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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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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Change the size of only a part/subset of a single equation

For example, I'd like to do: $Q^{r<1}$ but with the r<1 having a much smaller font size than the Q. Of course r<1 will naturally have a smaller size since it is a superscript, but I want ...
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How can I make large mathcal symbols?

I've seen bigints for big integral symbols, but I'd like to make a large \mathcal{F} for a Fourier transform. Is there a good way to do this?
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How do I get references in subscripts to be the right size when compiling to dvi with hyperref?

(Having investigated the original question, I'm taking the liberty of re-writing it as I've found a MWE and so isolated the problem, but I don't know a solution. Andrew Stacey.) The scenario is as ...
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Making default font size 16pt [duplicate]

I want to write a document which has the default font size as 16pt. But I believe \documentclass[a4paper,16pt]{report} will not do it. What will be the correct way to make the default font size as 16 ...
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Is there a way to set distance between bottom of one line and up of other?

This is my minimal working code: \documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[english,french,russian,swedish]{babel} \begin{document} \selectlanguage{french} ...
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Font switch in ConTeXt mkiv

I am struggling to switch the fonts in ConTeXt accordingly and feel that I am missing something basic. I try to mimic \RequirePackage{fontspec} % Use Neo Euler as math font ...
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Redefining quote environment with tiny font and double quote signs?

I want to redefine the quote environment in such a way to get the output of the following code. \begin{quote}{\tiny\textquotedblleft Text \textquotedblright}\end{quote} I also want to fix the line ...
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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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typesetting the document which fits into marked fixed lines

I have a to typeset the article such that, the output should be printed on the fixed marks that are 1.36 cms apart. In other words, printing sheet has marked lines which are 1.36 cms apart. I have ...
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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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What is the height above the baseline to the middle of an open bracket?

So I have a rule pointing at the middle of the following text. I have achieved this with the following code: \newlength{\Fraiseheight} \setlength{\Fraiseheight}{1ex} ...
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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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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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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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Top aligning text contents of two parboxes or minipages

I'd appreciate help top aligning the contents of \parboxes containing texts of different sizes as shown in the following graphic. Because one of the texts has a different size it appears to hover ...
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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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Change \pgfplotstabletypeset font size

I have a table with strings and fixed numbers. I need to set \footnotesize only to typeset it using \pgfplotstabletypeset. How can I change font size ?
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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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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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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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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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Environment that applies sizeN.clo

My document has a base font size of 12pt, but I want the figures to be typeset as if the base font size were 10pt (some of the figures use graphics packages that hardwire font size commands rather ...
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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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Custom font size for itemize

I am making a checklist to print, where users can check their answers on a printed paper. For this I am using itemize and \renewcommand{\labelitemi}{\Box}, \renewcommand{\labelitemii}{\Box} etc..., ...
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Change font size of \texttt globally?

I'm using TeX Gyre Pagella as the main font of a document which is typeset using a font size of 10pt. For the technical terms, I want to replace the default Computer Modern Typewriter with Bera Mono ...
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Is there an easy way to change the font and size for Chapter Heading in Memoir?

I'm a total TeX newb - please be nice! :-) How can I change the font and size of Chapter headings? I don't mind where it's placed on the page - but would like it to be a sans-serif font and perhaps ...
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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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how to make subscripts automatically choose font size

Would it be possible to make subscripts in math mode automatically choose a smaller font when a subscript is in uppercase? E.g., if I have sA, the "A" would appear quite big. Is it possible to tell ...
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algpseudocode font size

I want to change the default font size of the algorithm in algpseudocode environment to small. This is because my algorithm is lengthy and i have page limitations. Please help
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How to make a command for a circled letter to work with all font sizes?

I introduced the following macros \newcommand{\malcev}{\mathop{\text{\textcircled{\scriptsize M}}}\nolimits} \newcommand{\imalcev}{\mathop{\text{\textcircled{\tiny M}}}\nolimits} The code \[ ...
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\big delimiters not working with scrartcl?

I noticed that sometimes the \big delimiters stop working. One example is when scrartcl is the document class. \documentclass{scrartcl} \begin{document} \begin{equation} (\frac{1}{2}) ...
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Bibliography backref on new line with smaller font size

At the moment I use \usepackage[style=authoryear,dashed=false, abbreviate=false, natbib=true,backref=true,backend=biber]{biblatex} \setlength\bibitemsep{1.7\itemsep} ...
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How does one change the math font size? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: how to scale math font only Similar to how to change math font only, is there a way to change the size of fonts in math formulas? EDIT -- DUPLICATE OF how to scale math ...
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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} ...