# Changing Font Size when Using Arev

First of all I am new here and am attempting to format this correctly. Please be patient but feel free to critique since I want to learn.

Here is my question: I am using the font Arev but can't seem to set the size by changing the normal \documentclass[]{} command.

\documentclass[10pt]{article}
\usepackage{arev}
\begin{document}

Text Sample
\end{document}


Edit (4/10/17):

There is something else going on here. I tested this in a new document before posting it. After posting it, I tested it without using the arev font. It seems I can't change the font size at all. I'll do some more investigation.

Further edit: It seems like I may just be running into font sizes that aren't supported. I can see changes between 10pt, 11pt, and 12pt but nothing else (I was previously testing with 8pt, 10pt, and 20pt). I looked at the Arev documentation but didn't see any specifications for the supported sizes. So my new question is:

Can I define new scaling to increase support for different font sizes or something similar to this?

• Welcome to TeX.SE. Setting the font size as document class option works for me. What does happen if you use \fontsize{10}{16}\selectfont for example? – user31729 Apr 10 '17 at 11:13
• Thanks for that suggestion. It doesn't seem to work either. I think there must be something deeper going on here. – D. Weinhold Apr 10 '17 at 12:50

The size does change but it's not that noticeable. I've added some struts to your example (thank you for providing one):

\documentclass[10pt]{article}
\usepackage{arev}
\begin{document}

\rule{1pt}{2ex}\,\rule{1pt}{12pt}\,\rule{1pt}{11pt}\,\rule{1pt}{10pt} Text Sample
\end{document}


The first strut will vary according to the font size. The other three struts are fixed. Here's an enlarged version of the result:

Now with 11pt:

And with 12pt:

It's more noticeable when switching a much larger size with extarticle:

\documentclass[20pt]{extarticle}
\usepackage{arev}
\begin{document}

\rule{1pt}{2ex}\,\rule{1pt}{12pt}\,\rule{1pt}{11pt}\,\rule{1pt}{10pt} Text Sample
\end{document}


• I appreciate your answer. However, it definitely is not changing the size for me. I am using TeXstudio and started a new sample document to test this before posting it. – D. Weinhold Apr 10 '17 at 12:48
• @D.Weinhold That's a bit strange. Is the PDF file definitely being updated? (Can you check the modification stamp after compiling the document?) Perhaps include a copy of the .log file in your question. – Nicola Talbot Apr 10 '17 at 12:56
• I added a little detail to the initial question. It seems like I was testing unsupported font sizes. Also I didn't see your note on using extarticle. Thanks! – D. Weinhold Apr 10 '17 at 13:07

article and extarticle offer only a specific set of fontsize options. If you want to use other size switch to one of the KOMA-classes:

\documentclass[fontsize=21pt]{scrartcl}
\usepackage{arev}
\begin{document}

Text Sample
\end{document}