{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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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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Setting font size for caption package

I wish to set the font size for caption package, how should I do it, now I have this in my preamble \usepackage[skip=2pt]{caption}
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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 ...
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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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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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Setting math font size

MATLAB has the ability to "publish" code as an html document. It can include math by taking equations keyed in LaTeX notation, processing it with latex and embedding a bitmap image into the html. An ...
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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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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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How to set the listings font for the whole document

How do I change the listing font size of the whole document? I am quite sure that it must be specified in Document->Settings->Listings but I do not know the input parameter for setting the font ...
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Changing the fontsize of selected column in table

I want to decrease the font-size of a selected column. I tried \documentclass{article} \usepackage{multirow,array} \usepackage{booktabs} \begin{document} \begin{tabular}{rccl>{\tiny}c|>{\tiny}...
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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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How to change font size in Bibliography using BibTex with apacite package

I am using BibTex for my references with the style package apacite. Within the document I am using the font size 12pt, but would like to use only 11pt fontsize for the references. Sorry, but my ...
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Understanding how a TOC is generated

I'm trying to understand, in some detail, how a toc is generated. But now I'm thoroughly confused and perplexed after examining the .toc file before and after making a ``slight'' modification. I hope ...
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Changing the baselineskip in marginpar

I’m adding explanations for definitions in the margin paragraph. I have a macro which looks as follows (simplified): \newcommand*\define[2]{% \marginpar{{\sffamily\footnotesize\textbf{#1}: #2}}} ...
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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}) \bigl(\...
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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} \bibhang=...
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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 can I have my ordinary delimiters come from the same font but 1 pt larger?

This question is general, but arises because I am using Times fonts; in CM, I would not make these changes. In CM, delimiters have a height that is larger than that of a capital letter, whereas in ...
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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 to typeset a letter or grapheme specimen with alternates?

I want to print a font specimen for certain letters, each of which should cover a complete A4 page. The Open Type font contains many letters with several glyphs, which are accessible as character ...
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Garamond Premier Pro, optical sizes, XeLaTeX v. LuaLaTeX [closed]

Update: I upgraded to TeX Live 2013 and things have gotten slightly worse, see end of post for details. I have Garamond Premier Pro and I'm trying to make sure my documents use all the appropriate ...
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Change line spacing for footnote text only

I have to format a document to this finicky standard: "The entire document cannot exceed 25 double-spaced pages, including all supplementary material, and must be in Times New Roman, 11 point, font. ...
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Why do different fonts have different point sizes?

My "general" question is: Why do different fonts have different definitions of a "point"? Or in a concrete case: Why is Arial 12pt bigger than Times New Roman 12pt? The fact the definition of ...
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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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Prevent equation labeling to change sizes

Everytime i change equation font size using \footnotesize the label (for example (3.12)) on the right side also changes its size. Is tere a way to change equation font size but not its label font size?...
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How do I enforce a font size on a newly-defined symbol while using it in math mode?

I've defined the following new commands: \newcommand{\atoi}{\mathrm{\rotatebox[origin=c]{180}{$\iotaup$}}} \newcommand{\scriptatoi}{{\scriptsize{\mathrm{\rotatebox[origin=c]{180}{$\iotaup$}}}}} to ...
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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} \begin{...
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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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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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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 works....
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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 set the header font size using fancyhdr package?

Basically, I want the header fonts to use a different (smaller) font size than the size I set using \documentclass. What should be the option I'd be using ? \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage[...
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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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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 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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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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What's the way to change the size of a math symbol in plain TeX?

I find that \diamondsuit in ntxsy is too small, so I want to define a macro that will enlarge it and take into account the current font size being used. To illustrate below, I have a partial attempted ...
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Change font size of \Large etc.

After gaining some insight from How does font size work in TeX?, now I want to change my font size values according to my preference. As a follow up from the linked question, how can I set \Large = ...
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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} \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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How to change font size in table of contents?

I would like to know how to change the font size in the table of contents. Maybe make it 14pt or 16pt. \documentclass[12pt]{report} \begin{document} \tableofcontents \addcontentsline{toc}{chapter}{...
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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 ...
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font size of \footcite of biblatex in beamer

I have unsuccessfully tried to control the font size of \footcite with \renewcommand{\bibfont}{\tiny}? Is there any other way?
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How to get larger item symbols for some lists in a Beamer presentation?

I am writing a Beamer presentation that mixes normal-size font for some slides, and large-size font for other slides. When I use the itemize environment with a large font, the item symbol (a small ...
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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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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 ...