What font size modifiers are available in LaTeX?

eg: \footnotesize, \tiny, \big, \large, \huge

It would be useful to have an exhaustive list.


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By default, in the format there are no such commands, just a generic


where xx is an arbitrary length for the font size, and yy is an arbitrary length for the matching baselineskip.

A class or package may, but need not, define commands for specific sizes.

The standard article/report/book class for example define at 10pt:

   \abovedisplayskip 10\p@ \@plus2\p@ \@minus5\p@
   \abovedisplayshortskip \z@ \@plus3\p@
   \belowdisplayshortskip 6\p@ \@plus3\p@ \@minus3\p@
   \belowdisplayskip \abovedisplayskip
   \abovedisplayskip 8.5\p@ \@plus3\p@ \@minus4\p@
   \abovedisplayshortskip \z@ \@plus2\p@
   \belowdisplayshortskip 4\p@ \@plus2\p@ \@minus2\p@
               \topsep 4\p@ \@plus2\p@ \@minus2\p@
               \parsep 2\p@ \@plus\p@ \@minus\p@
               \itemsep \parsep}%
   \belowdisplayskip \abovedisplayskip
   \abovedisplayskip 6\p@ \@plus2\p@ \@minus4\p@
   \abovedisplayshortskip \z@ \@plus\p@
   \belowdisplayshortskip 3\p@ \@plus\p@ \@minus2\p@
               \topsep 3\p@ \@plus\p@ \@minus\p@
               \parsep 2\p@ \@plus\p@ \@minus\p@
               \itemsep \parsep}%
   \belowdisplayskip \abovedisplayskip

An exhaustive list is: (for the Article document type)


Or at least these are all I could find. Hopefully someone will edit this answer if this list ever changes.

See also: this question.


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