# Smaller font size for appendix

Because of the large amount of appendix pages, I am looking to change the font size of my appendix text. Google'ing returns lots of links on how to change the title of sections, but I am talking specifically about the content text (paragraphs), the title size can remain the same. Any ideas? I am using scrbook and the appendix package.

• just use \small ? – David Carlisle Mar 11 '15 at 19:53
• @DavidCarlisle Yes, that is it! Thank you. Is there any way to make the section and subsection text one 'size' smaller as well? – WalterB Mar 11 '15 at 20:11

Are you looking to change some definition in your preamble? If you just need it for a specific set of paragraphs, you can just use \small or a similar command like David suggests (with or without {}).

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{sectsty}
\begin{document}
\scriptsize This is text in script size.

\tiny This is a different paragraph in {\small tiny size}, with a different sized section in the middle.
\section{First Section}
\sectionfont{\small}
\section{Second Section}
\end{document}


For what the actual sizes are, have a look at this good answer here. I believe a section header is normally \Large, a subsection is normally \large, and a subsubsection is normally \normalsize so that might give you some perspective. A command like \sectionfont{\large} or \subsectionfont{\normalsize} should change the size of all the applicable headers after it.

For a more in depth answer, check out what Gonzalo had to say.

• Thank you for your answer. I'm basically looking to change the text size of one or multiple appendix files (they are all separate .tex files, so I don't mind putting '\small' at the start of these files). Also I would like to turn down the size of the section and subsections heading for these appendix files. – WalterB Mar 11 '15 at 20:25
• @WalterB i added section/subsection headings to my answer. does that do what you wanted? – aeroNotAuto Mar 11 '15 at 20:42