{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 do I change the font size of the \tag content globally?

Is it possible to set the font size for the \tag{} content from the align environment globally? MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} \begin{align*} 1+1=2 \tag{test} ...
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Meaning of font size

What is font size in LaTeX? More precisely, What does LaTeX mean for 12 point? How space does get a letter in output of LaTeX's file in 12 pt? \documentclass[12pt]{article}
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Optimizing size (font AND width) of tables produced with dcolumn/siunitx

I have a couple of tables in my document, and it's time to finalize them. This means I want to optimize: 1) the size of the font (if possible obtain \normalsize as in the rest of the document, or at ...
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Arithmetic operation in user-defined command

I want to define a command to ease the font configuration as below: \newcommand{\setfont}[2]{\fontsize{#1}{#2}\selectfont} The new command \setfont takes two parameters: one is the size of the ...
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Making all my headings the same font size

Im currently finalizing my thesis in Latex and am having a problem making all my headings the same 12 point normal font. How can I make all chapter, section, table of contents and subsection headings ...
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How does \fontsize{}{} work?

With the package anyfontsize I can use the command \fontsize{}{}. But the second argument seems to be without any effect. I read there that it is related to the line space. It doesn't work. ...
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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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Why is the default font in Latex using 10 pt

I know that it can be configured, but my question is why 10 pts is the default size. The reason I ask is that a professor has said it was too small to read and I'm worried a proposal could be affected ...
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Change font size enumeration

I have the following LaTeX code to format page numbers: \pagestyle{fancy} \fancyhf{} \fancyhead[R]{\thepage} \fancyheadoffset{0mm} \fancyfootoffset{0mm} \setlength{\headheight}{17pt} ...
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Scaling of Schwabacher font

I want to use the Schwabacher font from the yfonts package but unfortunately I am unable to scale it. So this works: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{yfonts} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} ...
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How to change the fontsize of the Greek letters in formula?

\documentclass[20pt]{beamer} \geometry{ papersize = {27cm, 21cm}} \usepackage[english]{babel} \usepackage{mathrsfs, booktabs, multirow} \usepackage{amsmath} \usetheme{Darmstadt} ...
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Custom Beamer Theme: Set normal font size

As a follow up to an earlier question I asked, I need to be able to set the normal font size to 20pt for a Beamer presentation. The catch is, I can't use \documentclass[20pt]{beamer} because I want ...
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Should I use \documentclass[12pt]{article} with \Large or \documentclass{article} with \LARGE?

So, I'm working on making some cards, and they need to have nice, large, clear text. So I've set the text to be \LARGE. Then I was thinking, am I doing bad things to the font by over-enlarging it? It ...
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ConTeXt: How to achieve fine-grained font size control over the \type command?

In below minimum working example, I was able to configure the bodyfont in \setuptyping to 9.5pt. However, ConTeXt \setuptype documentation is not as detailed to explain me how I can achieve the same ...
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Increase font size and making a boldface in mathmode in Latex

How to increase the font size and make a boldface of the whole symbol given above in mathmode in Latex ?
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LaTeX fonts for NSF Proposals

I'd like to use LaTeX to format an NSF proposal, but am nervous about the differences in fonts between standard LaTeX tools and the NSF Guidelines. The guidelines state: Use one of the following ...
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Modifying moderncv to look like an example cv

I would like to create a cv with moderncv like the example below. I have set my fontsize to 10pt but the letters in this cv seem smaller. Furthermore the dates look awesome but I cannot achieve the ...
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Change size of math symbols

What is the matter with $\tilde{\scriptsize{\mathscr{O}}}$? Could anybody help me?
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label font size in matlab->matlab2tikz

Does anyone knoy how can we increase the labels fontsize when we use the matlab2tikz (see this link) function from the mathworks file exchange? I always have to access the *.tikz generated file and ...
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Reduce the line number font size of pseudocode?

I have learned from here on how to reduce the font size in the pseudocode. The last thing left for me is to reduce the line number font size as well. The following is my MWE, and it seems that ...
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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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How to reduce font size automatically to prevent new line in cell

I use tabularx environment, where \begin{tabularx}{\linewidth}{XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX}. When I inserted in every tabulars long numbers, cell splits for two lines and my table looks like very ugly. This long ...
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Change bold font

I want to use Avenir Next Medium as the bold font for my document whenever I use \textbf. Is there a way I can use \textbf and specify a font to be used. After that, can I also customize the size for ...
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How can I reduce the font size in beamer instead of wrapping text?

I am really new to LaTeX/beamer, and now I am coming into this question: In MS powerpoint, when a textbox is filled it can automatically shrink the font size, instead of going over the page. Is ...
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Reduce or delete the label of caption in a figure environment on beamer

In this code I need to reduce the size of the 'Figure' word figured in the start of caption image. \documentclass[compress,red]{beamer} \usepackage{etex} \mode<presentation> ...
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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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Need to 'rescale' a complex document (page size and fonts) to A5 from A4

What I'm asking might not be within my capabilities, but I'm trying to change a document to print on 74 pages of A5 instead of 74 pages of A4. I have managed to change the papersize to A5 but it ...
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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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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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Fontsize with knitr & tikzDevice [duplicate]

I saw there are already a couple of questions on the argument (here and here) but since they are a few months old and since I can't manage to make the option dev.args=list(pointsize=5) works even ...
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Using 10pt fonts with the fourier package actually gives me 9.17pt

I am using the fourier package to produce output (containing math) that I can insert into another document using the same (Utopia) font and have matching text styles. But when I set the font size to ...
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Changing Font Size of Bibliography Heading [closed]

In How to change font size for bibliography?, people discuss changing the Bibliography heading font size without changing the size of the "References" heading. I would like to also make the ...
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How can we change only text font size (not math) of all document in pdflatex?

How can I change only the text font size (not math) of all documents in pdflatex? (I searched for an answer without success.)
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XeLaTeX size of Indic script in header

I am using XeLaTeX (TeX Live 2012 on Windows) and my Sanskrit document is entirely in Devanagari. Even the page numbers, section numbers and section names are in Devanagari. I use fancyhdr but quite ...
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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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How to mantain consisten font size in different plots

I usually embed numerous R plots in my TeX documents. knitr is very handy in helping me producing plots using the same font family of the TeX document. But a different problem of consistency is given ...
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Table of Contents Font Size Change

I am in the final stages of writing my dissertation and right now, I am trying to make my dissertation to match the graduate school standards. One of the issues that I am currently struggling with is ...
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Adjusting text size in Tikz

I want to adjust my text size in the following code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{shapes} \usetikzlibrary{plotmarks} \begin{document} \tikzset{fontsize=20} ...
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Creating a modular document [closed]

I have already created 25 different files that I whish to include in a long document. My first attempt is as shown below: \documentclass[10pt, twoside,letterpaper]{report} ...
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gnuplot + epslatex: \footnotesize in the plot title leaves much space to the left of the key

As the title said, using \footnotesize in plot ... title '\footnotesize Some Title' leaves much space to the left of the corresponding key. The space can be annoying with grids. As you can see in ...
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Change appearance of nomenclature title but not in ToC

I am trying to change the header of the nomenclature section. I would like it to be a different font and all upper case. If I rename \nomname with \renewcommand{\nomname}{\MakeUppercase ...
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\setfontsize doesn't seem to set the baseline skip [duplicate]

For a custom title page I need to set the font size to a specific value not covered by any of the standard \Large etc. font sizes. Therefore, I use the \fontsize command. Reducing to a minimal example ...
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Latex posters - to scale or not to scale

I am designing a rather large poster (850mm x 2150mm) and trying to figure out whether to create it in actual size or whether to create a smaller version and scale it up afterwards. The two comments ...
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How to change letter spacing / condense letters together

I'm starting up with LaTeX today in order to be able to produce better-looking PDFs for university assignments. I'm working through a list of small exercises, handed out by a volunteer professor, and ...
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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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Mathptmx - number subscript too large

I don't know if this is actually intentionally, but if I use the font: \usepackage{mathptmx} and type e.g.: \beta_{8,t} it looks kind of weird, because the 8 is so much larger than t. If I 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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(longtable threeparttablex) table notes font size

What I need is the font size of table notes being 8pt. Reading the package documentations and the questions here, I as a beginner tried: \usepackage{threeparttablex} ...
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\SetBgContents text size

I was trying to add custom page number style using the background package. here is my code \makeatletter \AddEverypageHook{% \SetBgPosition{0.5\textwidth,.05\textheight} ...
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Making parts of equations larger

Is there a way to make only a part of an equation larger? I'm working with the code below, but I feel like the s-angle-n and a-angle-n are far too small and would really like to make them both bigger ...