I have a document using scrbook as document class. Somewhere during the text I would like certain words to have exactly the same font size as the section titles.

Consulting the documentation, I found out that for class options headings=big|normal the section title font size is Large, while for headings=small it is large.

How can I always have the proper font size in case I switch to headings=small without manually replacing all local font size declarations? In other words: how can I extract and transfer the current section title font size to some other text?

  • \addtokomafont{section}{\footnotesize}
    – Johannes_B
    Dec 22, 2016 at 12:30
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    Probably \usefontofkomafont{section}. Dec 22, 2016 at 12:30
  • @Piet, thank you, that worked! If you like to post your comment as an answer, I will gladly accept.
    – user61658
    Dec 22, 2016 at 12:53
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    You could use \usesizeofkomafont{section} if only the font size should be the same as for sections (but not the family, series, shape and all other settings as color etc.)
    – esdd
    Dec 22, 2016 at 13:00

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I need {\fontsizeofsectionheadings words} as {\fontsizeofsectionheadings big} as the section titles, even if \verb|headings=small|.

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