In the following example, I using two different text environments to generate text visualizations: texshade and adjustwidth. The code calling texshade hereby generates formatted text in a different font type and font size than the code calling adjustwidth.

\usepackage[active, tightpage]{preview}



        Taxon\_1: Foo Bar Baz Qux\\
        Taxon\_2: Foo Bar Baz Qux


How can I find out what font type and font size is set by default in texshade, and how can I continue to use the exact font type and font size in adjustwidth?

Edit: The content of file test.fas are as follows:

  • What's in test.fas? Commented May 17, 2016 at 18:37
  • @TorbjørnT. See edited post. Commented May 17, 2016 at 18:39
  • Does adding \ttfamily at the start of adjustwidth do it? Commented May 17, 2016 at 18:45

1 Answer 1


Looks like the default monospaced font is used in texshade, so all you need is to add \ttfamily at the start of adjustwidth. I also had to add \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} to get an exact match.

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