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I have a old file with LaTeX 2.09 and miktex 2.

(I work in new latex. but They asked me to do it in his older latex 2.09. this file was writed in localised latex version in my country.)

I want to have font smaller 10pt in documentstyle.

I read this site and in other sites. but i could not find solution for latex 2.09.

Please help me. Very thanks. best regards

  • If you are already changing a font size, does it matter if you use different LaTeX implementation altogether? – wilx Nov 11 '16 at 11:52
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    LaTeX 2.09 is very much out of date, so I cannot guarantee that this solution will work. It depends on what kind of styles you use. Better is to convert to the current LaTeX. But taking this into account you can try \documentstyle[9pt]{extarticle} (or extreport or extbook). – Piet van Oostrum Nov 11 '16 at 11:53
  • do you really want to use latex2.09 (the sources of which are still available but no longer distributed or built by default in tex distributions) or are you planning to use latex2e in 2.09 compatibility mode (in which case you may as well just use normal latex2e syntax) – David Carlisle Nov 11 '16 at 18:25
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You will have to put some work into the document anyway, so consider migration to the current LaTeX2e as an option.

It is not too difficult to take an old LaTeX2.09 documentstyle (and the files it includes) and modify them for 9pt. I think it has been done in the past, and a search in the dark corners of CTAN provides this page http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/obsolete/macros/latex209/contrib/misc featuring 9pt.sty for download.

Good luck in getting it working!

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