{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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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 \institute text size change to small

I am using beamer with the \institute command. I have several institutes and just want to change the font size of the institutes and not the whole document. I would like the institutes to be much ...
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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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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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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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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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possible memoir bug with font sizes and \tightlists

It looks to me like memoir is not honoring \tightlists for certain font sizes (nor firmlists, btw). A picture is worth a thousand words: The source code for the screenshot is included below. You ...
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Why is my prime symbol too low? And: Why are my subscripts not scaled accordingly when I use \scriptsize?

I have two (maybe simple) questions concerning the following LaTeX document \documentclass{scrartcl} \usepackage[ansinew]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} ...
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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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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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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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Which font should be used for diagrams/graphs/flow charts?

I'm using the standard serif fonts in KOMA script for typesetting my thesis, 11pt for normal text. What font and font size would be recommended for use in graphs, diagrams and flow charts? The same ...
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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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Specify font and font size for equations and math mode? [closed]

I am using a class file that defines commands to change the font and font sizes for normal text for different sections of the document, but it leaves the math mode and equation font and font sizes ...
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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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How to create a newcommand for fontsize?

I am trying to create a command to modify fontsize with one parameter, it seems that the paramater is not expanding properly: \newcommand{\mycfs}[1]{\fontsize{#1pt}{1.2*#1pt}}
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How to change the font size of a particular letter

I referred the link : How do I change the font of a letter?. But the link didn't help me out. I would like to achieve this: Here is the MWE though I know it isn't :(: \documentclass{article} ...
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Special non-standard font sizes for different types

The more I read about fontsizes in LaTeX, the more confused I've become. I don't know how to meet my requirements, which are the following: text = 11pt --> This works. footnotes = 9pt --> This ...
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Changing font size of list items and subitems

I've noticed that when I change the font size of a list, the font size is not automatically changed for its sublists. Is there a way to change the font size for a whole list? \documentclass{beamer} ...
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Making the font size smaller in this mdframed, and turning into a reusable environment

I am very close to getting the mdframed setting that I want: \documentclass[a4paper,10pt]{book} \usepackage[paper=a4paper,twoside=true,lmargin=4cm, rmargin=4cm,bindingoffset=0cm]{geometry} ...
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How to decrease the font size of a table in an \input file

I have: \documentclass[11pt]{article} \begin{document} This is the main tex document. \input{tables} \end{document} In the tables.tex file, I only have numerical tables. I want to decrease the ...
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Why does vector graphics font not exist for a certain size?

In my understanding, vector graphics font can be shrunk or expanded without limitation. In other words, its size spans in continuous real numbers. But I got surprised after getting the following ...
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How to change the font size of all theorem environments?

I have several theorem environments: \newtheorem{theorem}{Theorem} \newtheorem{definition}{Definition} \newtheorem{proposition}{Proposition} etc. and I want to change them so that they all use ...
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Space between floats and text after special declaration of font size for scrbook

Our designer suggested a font size of 10.5. We passed this as an option to the srcbook class and everything seems to work fine except the space between main text and floats. With fontsize=10.5 much ...
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How to change font size of all text in a table?

Hi I am trying the following code but only the first row (the headings) is being changed to the specified font size. How can I make the whole table's font size change? \begin{table}[!htbp] ...
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Getting small font size in all text of a table

I want to have small font size in a whole table. I tried with \small{table code} and \begin{\small}{table code} \end{small}, but it doesn't work. Maybe, I must use a package or any method; please I'm ...
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Declaring document-wide font size outside of the document class command

I have a document, where I want two versions: one versions 10pt size and another version, 2 page to a side 12pt. So I currently have: \documentclass[10pt,a4paper,oneside,openany,article]{memoir} ...
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Font size (in pt) of references using amsplain

I have the following document: \documentclass[12pt]{amsart} \usepackage[leqno]{amsmath} \usepackage[margin=1in]{geometry} \usepackage{amsthm} \usepackage{amsfonts} \usepackage{amssymb} ...
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Bold monospace font extra-large

I would like to print very large (e.g., font size 43) monospaced bold text. The methods I know don't seem to go together: \documentclass[10pt, a4paper]{article} \usepackage{anyfontsize} ...
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Scrbook: Using fallback calculation to setup font sizes

When using the class scrbook and customizing the font size prior the usage of \printbibliography I got these warning (and in big documents I got them several times): Class scrbook Warning: Using ...
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How to get larger fonts than \Huge in nodes with tikz?

I need to write large fonts which are included in nodes of a tikzpicture. When I change scale, everything changes but not fonts. Here´s my code: \documentclass[10pt,a4paper]{book} \usepackage{tikz} ...
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How to make the table caption look smaller

I am new to the world of LaTeX and I am trying make my correlation table look nice. My LaTeX code is below: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{geometry} ...
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dynamic font size for hbox

I would like to create an element in TeX, that is defined as a horizontal box with fixed width and to have few lines (three in my case). Each line should align by its size to the hbox size ...
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Why is \Cline increasing the font size in my equations?

The Problem When I use \Cline to underline a symbol in my equation, it increases the font size of that symbol. Edit: I don't want this to happen, rather, I would like all of my subscripts to be the ...
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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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Setting default font size in \newfontfamily

When mixing fonts in XeTeX, some fonts have quite different aspects for the same size. Say, I'm using Linux Libertine as my main font and I want to use Latino Elongated for chapter headings. Latino ...
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Font in harvmac title

harvmac is an old set of macros for scientific documents in plain TeX. I can't figure out what font is used for the title produced by harvmac, and how I could use the same font in LaTeX. Here's an ...
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Creating a custom character that automatically adjusts size in math mode? [duplicate]

After a lot of searching, I finally found the .pdf's for the elusive Griffiths script r character used in his ubiquitous undergraduate electrodynamics book. I made a simple package that allows me to ...
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Typesetting a small function with Big parameters

I have a small function that needs to take big parameters. Right now I think that the function part looks too small and implicitly suggests it might be some kind of multiplication instead of an ...
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Smaller font for the reference section

This is a follow up question to How to reduce the space between the author block and paper text? sig-alternate.cls I am using the template sig-alternate.cls, but I need a smaller font size for the ...
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Force font size for entire document

I am writing a document for my university, and it requires that the entire document be written in 12pt font (including title, TOC, header, subheaders, references, body text, etc.). Is there a way to ...
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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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Reducing bibliography font size

I am using the thebibliography command in LaTeX to generate a bibliography under a "References" heading at the end of a paper. My bibliography is not stored in a separate TeX file, but rather is just ...