3
\documentclass{book}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage[english]{babel}

\usepackage{listings}

\lstdefinestyle{General} {
    basicstyle=\small\ttfamily
}

\lstset{style=General}

\begin{document}

\chapter{MyChapter with some \lstinline|inline text|}
Here is some text with some \lstinline|inline text|

\end{document}

I am using the \lstinline very often in my texts. The font size should be \small within these texts. But sometimes I have to use the \lstinline in my chapter headlines. Of course now there are small too which looks weird. How can I change the fontsize only for these chapter headers?

  • 1
    Why don't you use simply \texttt{inline text} in the header? verbatim commands like \lstinline doesn't work well in the arguments of other commands anyway. – Ulrike Fischer Feb 22 at 11:14
  • @UlrikeFischer great idea. But now it looks too heavy. Is there a way to make it one size smaller than the other text (that's the reason why I make inline text size=small at default: For me one size below the rest looks much better...) – S-Man Feb 22 at 12:48
  • in your example it doesn't look to heavy. Are you using other fonts in your real document? Then you should better ask a new question how to scale down the tt-font so that it matches. – Ulrike Fischer Feb 22 at 12:57
  • @UlrikeFischer I see, it's the inconsolata package I included which makes it look heavy. The question now is: Can I disable the inconsolata at headlines for texttt? – S-Man Feb 22 at 13:06
  • That's a new question, so ask a new question. – Ulrike Fischer Feb 22 at 13:20
4

\lstinline has an optional argument:

\documentclass{book}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage[english]{babel}

\usepackage{listings}

\lstdefinestyle{General} {
    basicstyle=\small\ttfamily
}

\lstset{style=General}

\begin{document}

\chapter{MyChapter with some \lstinline[basicstyle=\Huge\ttfamily]|inline text|}
Here is some text with some \lstinline|inline text|

\end{document}

enter image description here

According to the documentation:

\lstinline has an optional argument? Yes. And from this fact comes a limitation: you can’t use the left bracket [ as delimiter unless you specify at least an empty optional argument as in \lstinline[][var i:integer;[. If you forget this, you will either get a “runaway argument” error from TeX, or an error message from the keyval package.

  • In this example it works. But for some reason in my whole document at one point the compiler calls "basicstyle undefined in families lst". It works for a certain chapter size but at one point this error appears. I think I could go with the solution of @UlrikeFischer. Thanks nevertheless – S-Man Feb 22 at 12:46

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.