# 12pt font size with APS PRL style option and REVTEX document class

I'm preparing a document for submission to APS PRL and irrespective of what font size I specify in the header, the output always appears in 12pt. As you can see specifying twocolumn should give already 10pt font size by default, but it does not work. I am using texmaker to work on latex.

\documentclass[aps,prl,twocolumn,superscriptaddress,showpacs]{revtex4}

\usepackage{lipsum}

\begin{document}
\lipsum
\end{document}


Thanks in advance for any help.

I have included a screenshot of the log file.

• Welcome to TEX.SE! I don't really get the problem. With this code I get the default 10pt size, if I add 12pt as class option I get 12pt font. – campa Aug 23 '18 at 11:34
• It should be like that, but I am not getting the 10pt font with the code. I have no idea what the problem is. I compared with another paper where I get 10pt, and the result is different. – Kio Aug 23 '18 at 12:02
• Do you get warnings? Which fonts does the PDF use? How are you compiling? Post your log file somewhere. – cfr Aug 23 '18 at 23:30
• I have included a screenshot of the log file. – Kio Aug 29 '18 at 12:19
• revtex4-1 is the latest version of the class and the one PRL will expect you to be submitting with. Do you experience problems using that instead of revtex4? – Dai Bowen Aug 29 '18 at 12:47