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When I increase the fontsize of my document from 10pt through 12pt and 14pt, the margins of the document (I'm using memoir) increase as well. Is it possible to use a command that keeps the margins fixed, or do I have to adjust manually myself?

Here is a MWE:

\documentclass[14pt]{memoir}

\usepackage{lipsum}

\begin{document}

\chapter{One}

\lipsum[1-8]

\end{document} 

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Here, the margins stay at what they were in 10pt size.

Note though, that the sectioning sizes did not change.

\documentclass[10pt]{memoir}

\usepackage{lipsum}

\begin{document}
\fontsize{14pt}{17pt}\selectfont

\chapter{One}

\lipsum[1-8]

\end{document} 

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For comparison, here is the raw 10pt result:

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To get the 14pt carried through into section headings, etc., as David points out, requires one to set the [14pt] document class option. In order to use that and approximately preserve the [10pt] margins, one can attempt to recreate it with margin parameters to the geometry package:

\documentclass[14pt,letterpaper]{memoir}
\usepackage[left=1.5in,right=2.275in,top=1.7in,bottom=1.7in]{geometry}
\usepackage{lipsum}
\usepackage{layout}
\begin{document}
\chapter{One}

\lipsum[1-8]

\end{document} 

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  • @StevenBSegletes This is nice, thanks. Which number denotes the fontsize in \fontsize{14pt}{17pt}\selectfont, 14 or 17? And what does the other number do?
    – BillyJean
    Oct 31, 2017 at 18:31
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    @BillyJean The 14pt is the fontsize, the 17pt is the baselineskip (aka line spacing). Oct 31, 2017 at 18:33
  • How does one make the sectioning sizes change accordingly?
    – BillyJean
    Oct 31, 2017 at 18:34
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    @BillyJean \fontsize just changes the font at that point, to change all settings in a consistent way use the documentclass option Oct 31, 2017 at 18:48
  • @BillyJean See the follow-up I added to my answer. Oct 31, 2017 at 19:07

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