# Changing the font size [closed]

When I change my first line from

``````\documentclass{report}
``````

to

``````\documentclass{report}[12pt]
``````

the font size of the resulting pdf doesn't increase. I am using `pdflatex` to compile tex to pdf.

## closed as off-topic by Andrew Swann, cmhughes, barbara beeton, Heiko Oberdiek, jub0bsApr 20 '14 at 15:37

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• Welcome to TeX.SX! You have the order wrong, it should be `\documentclass[12pt]{report}`. – Torbjørn T. Apr 10 '14 at 16:26
• This question appears to be off-topic because it is about a simple syntax error – Andrew Swann Apr 20 '14 at 14:56