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


because I want to set this font size inside a custom theme that the end users can just load without needing to supply the extra [20pt].

I already tried

\setbeamerfont{normal text}{size=20pt}

but no joy!

  • Have you tried something like \setbeamerfont{normal text}{series=\normalfont, size=\fontsize{20}{24}} or \AtBeginDocument{\fontsize{20}{24}\selectfont} in your beamer theme? Commented Nov 28, 2013 at 15:36
  • @samcarter Thanks for the suggestions. Neither one worked, unfortunately.
    – Joseph R.
    Commented Nov 28, 2013 at 22:33

1 Answer 1


Based on the code from previous question:


\defbeamertemplate*{footline}{my footline}
    \ifnum \insertpagenumber=1
        % empty environment to raise height
      \begin{beamercolorbox}[wd=\paperwidth,ht=2.25ex,dp=1ex,center]{title in head/foot}%
        \usebeamerfont{title in head/foot}\insertshorttitle

\setbeamertemplate{footline}[my footline]


\title{Some Title}



\begin{frame}{Frame 1}
This is a normal frame.

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