# With makecell the text dimension is reduced

I added the makecell package in order to insert a line break within a column of tabular environment.

Everything perfect and smooth except for the shrinkage of the text dimension:

\documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{article}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage[english]{babel}
\usepackage{subscript}
\usepackage{xunicode,xltxtra,url,parskip}   %other packages for formatting
\usepackage[big]{layaureo}
\usepackage{titlesec}
\usepackage[normalem]{ulem}
\usepackage{parskip}
\usepackage{eqparbox,array}
\usepackage{lastpage}
\usepackage{libertine}
\usepackage{hyperref}
\usepackage{makecell}

\begin{document}
& e-mail: \href{mailto:einstein@phy.uniun.un}{einstein@phy.uniun.un}\\\multicolumn{2}{c}{} \\
& e-mail: \href{mailto:m.curie@phy.un}{m.curie@phy.un}\\
\end{tabular}
\end{document}


NB: I used 12pt in the documentclass. The dimensions of what is inside \thead is smaller than what is outside (the email address for example).

Is makecell resetting what specified in the preamble?

\thead (not \makecell) sets the font size to \footnotesize for some reason. Add to your preamble
\renewcommand\theadfont{\normalsize\scshape}

Note: The \scshape command is in this code because the O.P. contains \textsc{\thead{...}} commands
• \scshape is not even necessary – Dr_Zaszuś Aug 2 '17 at 14:23
• Thanks for the solution! It works! Although I had to remove \scshape. It might be worth printing the command without this. Is there any reason this is not the default behaviour by the way? – tommy.carstensen Jan 5 '18 at 14:18