I would like to keep my subsubsection header the same size of the paragraph font, can someone help me?

at the moment the subsubsection font is the equivalent of \small whilst the paragraph font is \normal.

This is my preamble:


  {\z@}{1.2ex \@plus 1ex \@minus .2ex}{-1em}%

and then I just use \subsubsection

  • Are you possibly loading an additional package that changes the font size of subsubsection-level headers to \small? The report document class uses \normalfont\normalsize\bfseries as the final argument of the macro \@startsection for both subsubsections and paragraphs.
    – Mico
    Commented Jul 1, 2014 at 12:55
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    Can you provide a complete and minimal example that shows the problem?
    – Thruston
    Commented Jul 1, 2014 at 13:01

2 Answers 2


I think using \normalfont or \textnormal inside the \subsubsection header can serve your purpose.

\subsubsection{\textnormal{I am same as the paragraph font}}
 I am the paragraph.


\subsubsection{\normalfont I am same as the paragraph font}
 I am the paragraph.
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    If you are using it more than once or twice this can become tedious (and you may forget at some point setting the font). I think it would be much better to redefine the command \subsubsection to include this by default. Or use a class (like scrreprt) that lets you change it easily.
    – Manuel
    Commented Jul 1, 2014 at 13:01

The titlesec package with explicit option lets you have simple formatting commands; e.g.:



  • the "optional" argument is the shape of the section; hang is LaTeX default.
  • next argument is general formatting to be applied to both label and title text.
  • 3rd argument is the distance between label and title.
  • 4th argument is label formatting (here adding a dot at the end of the label.
  • last argument is code that precedes the title (#1 if the explicit option was chosen).

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