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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 change size, is there a way to do this?

I've also tried looking at titlesec but have not been able to find any suitable examples.

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Here's one possibility using the sectsty package:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{sectsty}

\sectionfont{\fontsize{12}{15}\selectfont}

\begin{document}

\section{Test Section}
test

\end{document}

The titlesec package could also be used:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{titlesec}

\titleformat{\section}
  {\normalfont\fontsize{12}{15}\bfseries}{\thesection}{1em}{}

\begin{document}

\section{Test Section}
test

\end{document}

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    This is helpful to see how to set the font size to a specified pt size. – Steven C. Howell Jun 2 '15 at 13:38
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    Note, if you do the same thing (with the titlesec package) for a subsection, then replace \thesection with \thesubsection. – stack-delay Nov 19 '18 at 17:36

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