{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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Fonts larger than \Huge?

How can I make text that is larger than the size of the output of {\Huge ...}? I would like to be able to make text arbitrarily large (even if that is done by some suboptimal scaling routine).
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What point (pt) font size are \Large etc.?

In the preamble I have: \documentclass[a4paper,11pt]{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont{Arial} What can be inferred about the real font pt size for the following? \tiny, \scriptsize, ...
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How to change font size for bibliography?

I want to use a smaller font size for the bibliography, e.g., \footnotesize. What is the easiest way to achieve this? I currently do \renewenvironment{thebibliography}... and copy the definition from ...
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How to specify font size less than 10pt (or more than 12pt)?

I'm trying to make a document that has a very small font throughout, I tried this: \documentclass[0.5mm, a4paper]{article} \documentclass[7pt, a4paper]{article} But it doesn't seem that they allow ...
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How can I change the font size in math equations?

I find that whenever I'm typing some equations into a document, and the equation gets a bit complex (let's say a fraction in a parentheses, squared, inside a square root, inside a fraction), the ...
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LaTeX — specify font point size?

I want to use a font size other than the standard LaTeX list of tiny, huge, etc. How can I do that?
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How to set the font for a \section title (and chapter etc)

How do I specify the fonts, and general font size, for the titles, chapters and sections in my document Update: I can see how my question is confusing. I use \section and \chapter etc. to organise ...
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Fit text into given box by adjusting the fontsize

I would like to fit text (potentially several paragraphs) into a box of given size. This should be done by adjusting the fontsize of the contained text. Clarification edit: The given dimensions are ...
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Changing the font size in a table

What's the recommend way of changing the font size in a particular table? Is there a better way than enclosing all values with, for example, the \tiny function.
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What is the default font size of a LaTeX document?

What is the default font size of a LaTeX document?
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How to use \Large and its variants

I came across a German LaTeX page and found instructions like: \Large{bit bigger} {\Large a bit bigger} \begin{Large} ... \end{Large} Is it true that all three are "correct"? I only remember the ...
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Changing font size of selected slides in beamer

I am preparing a presentation and I have some slides with up to 15 equations. How can I make the font size of these slides smaller? I need to change the font size to 6.
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Magnify document

I've written about a hundred or so lectures in LaTeX, all of which include a separate preamble document for consistency and ease of maintenance. Now that I have a SMARTboard in my classroom, I would ...
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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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Why are text format commands used inside braces?

Most commands in Latex are written with the arguments inside braces following the command: \command{arguments}. But text formatting options, like \em, or \scriptsize are usually written inside the ...
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Best ratios of number of letters per line and of number of lines per page

I am actually writing a master thesis in LaTeX but I didn't really like the default page style of the document style book. Therefore I tried to make my own page style and I resized manually the ...
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Testing all available fonts

I need to display some very small numbers in my document (3-5 pt). I want to test out all available fonts within my installation at this size, to find which produces the most readable numbers. Is ...
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Does LaTeX automatically change fonts when switching between Title, Author, Date, and Body Text or sizes modifiers?

I have a question regarding the inner workings of the system. Let us assume that I am using the article class. I cannot help but notice that the title seems to have a different look than the body ...
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How could I check what font size is in pt for \section, \subsection, and \subsubsection?

There are a lot of results for "setting" the font size, but I can't find one how to "get" them. Here's some code from What point (pt) font size are \Large etc.? I can use to check what font size for ...
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Should I use fix-cm?

I recently became aware of the existence of the fix-cm package. I've looked at the documentation in fixltx2e.pdf, but it's not clear to me exactly what the problem is that it fixes. Should I worry ...
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Change size of section, subsection, subsubsection, paragraph and subparagraph title

I would like to increase the size of pretty much every headlines, so that it is more prominent than the normal text. I read about the titlesec package, but can't seem to find good example how to use ...
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Setting a document in MS Word-12pt (12bp)

Warning If you're looking for advice how to make your document look like it's been written in Word, this is most likely not the question you're looking for. This question is mostly of theoretical ...
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Is there any package to automatically select font size and margins to optimize pages?

Suppose I am preparing multi-page handouts using LaTeX. I don't care much about the font and margins size (while they are reasonable), but I would like all the pages to be filled, ie. avoid the ...
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Obtain the size between \huge and \Huge

How do I create a new sizing command command, \semiHuge, that is defined as being the size that lies between \huge and \Huge?
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How to specify an arbitrary (possibly non-integer) font size in LaTeX

I may be wrong, but it seems to me that I cannot obtain non-integer (or non-preloaded) font sizes (say, 9.876pt) using \fontsize. If this is true, how do I do this in LaTeX? Do I have to resort to ...
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Underline at the same level

I want to underline alpha's and beta's, but at the same level. I mean, I don't want but . Maybe there is already a command that make it but I couldn't find it. The second image was obtained with the ...
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Is there a way to use different local font files for different font size in fontspec?

I am a big lover of the EB-Garamond fonts by Georg Duffner. As of now, he has made two sets of font files, EB-Garamond-8 and EB-Garamond-12, respectively for “design size 8pt” and “design size 12pt”. ...
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Shrinking monospace style for listings package

I am working on a thesis and putting together a "pretty" listing. I'm looking at setting up a small font style for a code view. What I have here is: \usepackage{listings} \lstset{language=C, ...
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Custom LaTeX logo

I'm trying to get this "logo" At the moment I use the following command \mbox{% M\hspace{-0.25ex}% \raisebox{0.18ex}{\tiny A}\hspace{-0.65ex}% T\hspace{-0.65ex}% \raisebox{0.18ex}{\tiny ...
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Fitting text into a box over-a-pic

I am trying to fit a text into a box within an overpic environment. kongo09 had a similar question fit-text-into-given-box-by-adjusting-the-fontsize, and a highly workable solution was provided by ...
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Size commands do not work in mathmode

MWE: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} $\wedge{\small\wedge}{\tiny\wedge}$ \end{document} All the \wedges have the same size...
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How to get an even smaller font?

I wanted to amplify the effect of specifying the font size. So I tried: {\tiny\tiny Super tiny text!} But that doesn't seem to work. I needed suggestions to achieve the same goal.
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Equations, change the font size

How do I change the font size of something like this: I want to increase the font but it always seems to remain the same. \documentclass[30pt]{article} \DeclareMathSizes{20}{20}{20}{20} ...
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Need smaller than \tiny

I use the following to reduce the size {\tiny $$ \begin{array}{|c||c|c|c|c|c|c|c|c|c|c|c|c|} but it is still too large. How can I further reduce the size?
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Smaller membership symbol

To mean that x is an element of X, we can write x \in X. However, in the standard packages, the membership symbol that results is too big; it draws too much attention to itself. This is especially ...
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Complicated tikzpicture for theorem of multivariabe continuous functions

I'm attempting to construct a tikzpicture that looks like this: Here's what I have: \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{amssymb} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage[english]{babel} ...
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Determine height and depth of letters relative to the font size

I would like to scale graphical elements (like images, tikz and tikz-timing diagrams) relative to the font size, so that they have the same height as an normal uppercase letter (i.e. X or M; I noticed ...
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Half-point size fonts in LaTeX

How can I get a half point size in LaTeX? Many books use 10.5 pt. Setting point size to 10.5 seems to have no effect. Is there a package that can do that?
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How should one setup fontspec package to exploit best features of Pro fonts ?

Suppose that you have a Pro class fonts such as Adobe Arno which has several design sizes as described below: Design Size Size Ranges Caption: 8 point 5–8.5 point SmText: 10 ...
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How do you get a scriptscriptstyle-sized prime?

As you go from \displaystyle to \scriptstyle to \scriptscriptstyle, letters and numbers, for instance, shrink. Weirdly, to my mind, the prime symbol (') shrinks from \displaystyle to \scriptstyle, ...
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How do I change the font size in LuaLaTeX?

\documentclass{minimal} \usepackage[paperheight = 140mm,% comprimento paperwidth = 200mm,% altura margin = 10mm % tamanho da margem ]{geometry} ...
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Use of \small in the equation environment

My equations are a little too large for the normal eqnarray environment, so I've been using the \small delimiters around the \begin{eqnarray} ... \end{eqnarray}. Unfortunately, this causes the the ...
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Change font size relative to current font size

For some small macros I'm writing I would need to change the font size relative to the font size of the text that surrounds to macro later on. I only know how to change the font size for the whole ...
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How do I control the font of the item text in an enumitem list?

\documentclass{article} \usepackage{enumitem} \begin{document} \begin{description}[style=nextline] \item[Label 1] {\sffamily\LARGE item text 1} \item[Label2] Item text 2 \end{description} ...
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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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Adjusting font size with TikZ picture

Taking from the PGF manual, \begin{tikzpicture} \draw [help lines] (0,0) grid (3,3); \coordinate (a) at (rnd,rnd); \coordinate (b) at (3-rnd,3-rnd); \draw (a) -- (b); \node (c) at (1,2) ...
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Inconsistent line spacing

If I type something like this: {\itshape\LARGE Dunt venim dolorerosto do odit ametum vulla conum dolore conulput in vero od el Dunt venim dolorerosto do odit ametum vulla conum dolore ...
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Change font size of an align environment

In a document, I'd like to change the font size of a single align environment (not globally throughout the document). What is the proper way to do this? I've been using Preceding paragraph. {\tiny ...
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Size of indices (sub- and super- scripts)

I've been looking around for a way to change the size of indices (all through the manuscript). I found a lot of stuff, which could work, but I refuse to use without understandind. (See for example ...
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Reduce size of \bullet character in lists

Example for a list using mdwlist: \begin{itemize*} \item First \item Second \end{itemize*} The bullet symbol for the first level can be redefined with: \renewcommand{\labelitemi}{$\bullet$} It ...