# How can I change the font size of the title and the font size of the authors in Latex?

I need a font size of 16pt for the title and 12pt for the authors. I'm writing an article class document in 11pt:

\documentclass[11pt, a4paper, twocolumn]{article}


This will let you put whatever font you desire in the title: (just replace \myfont)

\documentclass[11pt, a4paper, twocolumn]{article}
\begin{document}
\font\myfont=cmr12 at 40pt
\title{{\myfont Who knows}}
\author{{\Huge A.~U.~Thor}}
\maketitle
Paper.
\end{document}


You can also use \Large or \Huge instead of \myfont, to fit the rest of the document style (this way LaTeX will only change the size of the font)

• Thank you alexsh, it worked. The title is fine now. I just need change the size font of the authors. – damb Aug 13 '13 at 14:39
• I added the one for the author, essentially the same thing, you can also make other choices for the font, just like you can for the title. If you are interested in different fonts available for TeX/LaTeX, check out the font catalog at tug.dk/FontCatalogue/allfonts.html. If this answer works, please mark it as acceptable. – alexsh Aug 13 '13 at 17:14

It is quite simple, download the template and remplace the command \title{Resumé title} in the template by the two following lines: \font\myfont=cmr12 at 15pt and \title{{\myfont I am the title}} and your problem is solved.....

• This might work, but it is really bad practice and bad advice. Why using TeX commands in a LaTeX document? On the other hand, the other answer gives exactly the same bad advice. – Johannes_B Jun 16 '17 at 5:22
• What is a good piece of advice then? – orient Oct 3 '17 at 20:29