I am trying to make an a1 academic poster in tikzposter and need to use 3 references, which I have put into a block using bibtex.

Is there a way to make the font in the block I have put references in smaller than in the other blocks? I have used size 20pt font, which I don't want to make any smaller for the content otherwise it will be hard to read but I'm running out of space and so could do with any extra I can get!

Here is the basic code I am using, I want to make the font size in the box called References smaller:

\documentclass[20pt,a1paper, landscape,colspace=0.7cm,blockverticalspace=1cm]{tikzposter}






% Introduction.


blah blah blah





\renewcommand\refname{\vskip -2cm}


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    Welcome to TeX.SX! Have you tried just adding \small or \footnotesize inside the desired block? AFAIK that should work. Feb 25, 2015 at 13:40
  • Thanks very much, whatever I tried to put in clearly just wasn't doing anything! Feb 25, 2015 at 13:50

1 Answer 1


Putting \small at the beggining of the block works for me.


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