{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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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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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 ...
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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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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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Reduce font size of bibliography; overfull bibliography

I am using Biber (backend of biblatex) to make the bibliography. I have two questions about the bibliography. I want to use a reduced font ONLY for the bibliography (not the citation in the text, ...
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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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Is it possible to use 12 pt font size in the achemso package?

I am typesetting a report using the achemso package, because it is required that my report be in American Chemical Society (ACS) format. However, I am not submitting to an ACS journal. It is required ...
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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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How can I prevent LGR encoding from switching font size?

I am using 12pt fonts with what is essentially the article class. (That is, I'm using a custom class which is parasitic on article.cls.) In order to set an appropriate headheight for fancyhdr using ...
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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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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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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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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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Multiplication to macro argument

Since the baselineskip parameter for fontsize should better be 1.2 times of the font size, I'd like to define a macro which accepts only one argument and deduces the baselineskip from the font size. ...
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Too large line spacing with different font size (\tiny) in beamer

When using the \tiny font in slides created with the beamer package I find that the spacing between lines in a wrapped paragraph is too large. (This only happens when mixing fonts within one ...
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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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Smaller font size in quote environment relative to context

I want to have all quotes in the quote-environment in a smaller font. This is possible with the etoolbox-package and the command: \AtBeginEnvironment{quote}{\small} But if I use a quote-environment ...
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Change font size in context by percentage [duplicate]

Font sizes can be set with (more or less) absolute commands such as \large, \Large, \LARGE, and so on. Are there also commands that can increase or reduce a font size by some proportion or percentage ...
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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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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 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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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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Palatino font size

I'm using Palatino for my dissertation, but 10pt is too small and 11pt is too large (looks childish). I would like to select something in between. Any suggestions on how to do this? Edit: following ...
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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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Changing font size in equations changes superscript size in text (LATeX)

I used \DeclareMathSizes{12}{20}{14}{10} to make my equations larger than the default output of LATeX (the parameters mean, as far as I understand, {font size}{equation regular text size}{equation ...
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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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Fontawesome doesn't scale up

Edit: @cfr said, that in the new version 4.4.0 the bug was fixed. I have written a small sample to test, if the fontawesome script (v. 4.3.0-1) scales up with the font size which I want, but it ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Font size of \url in footnote

I use this \renewcommand{\UrlFont}{\normalsize} for make the fontsize smaller. I will like to make somthing similar for making only the \url smaller and only when it is used in a footnote. Text in ...
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How to change fontsize in lstlisting without losing bold syntax highlighting?

If I load the listing package to set nice code and change the font size (like suggested there: Shrinking monospace style for listings package), I lose the syntax highlighting, because the font does ...
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Controlling the spacing between lines with \fontsize{}{}\selectfont

I've searched a lot and couldn't find the answer to this one. My puzzle is the following: I use the fix-cm package to change the fontsize of a small poster (letter sized actually) to anounce a ...
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Default article-like classes with compact bibliography

In most academic journal styles, the bibliography is typeset in a much more compact fashion than in the usual classes. Compare for instance these two: The former is obtained with siamltex.cls, ...
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How does \footnotesize map to \fontsize{size}{baselineskip}

We can change font size using {\fontsize{size}{baselineskip} \selectfont .....} with the anyfontsize package. I want to know what size and baselineskip values the following commands result in: ...
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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 ...