If I try \documentclass[14pt,reqno,a4paper]{amsart} I just get the default which is less than 12pt. I tried to switch to the memoir class but there were so many changes I had to do that I gave up on switching the class. Is there any way to get 14pt for the amsart class?

  • Why would you need 14pt?
    – egreg
    Commented Jun 13, 2014 at 22:01
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    You can use \usepackage{extsizes} in your preamble. Also, alternatively, use \usepackage[fontsize=14pt]{scrextend}
    – user11232
    Commented Jun 13, 2014 at 22:25
  • @HarishKumar It worked: please consider posting this as an answer. Thanks! Commented Jun 13, 2014 at 22:33
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    @egreg Accessibility guidelines?
    – cfr
    Commented Jun 13, 2014 at 23:43
  • @egreg: the idea was to use 14pt to send the manuscript to a proof reader - after corrections, we would revert to 12pts or maybe even 11pts -- but in the end the combination of double space and 14pts was messing with lots of TikZ pictures, so I settled with 12pt. Commented Jun 14, 2014 at 1:18

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You can use extsizes package to get unusual font sizes:


Further, the facilities of KOMA-classes can be extended to other classes too using scrextend package. With this:


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