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With \documentclass[a4paper, 6pt]{article} I still have a fontsize of 8pt.

How can I reduce the global font size for exemple to write a reference card of something?

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    Possible related in these links tex.stackexchange.com/questions/71272/…, sascha-frank.com/latex-font-size.html
    – Sebastiano
    Commented Jul 31, 2019 at 12:34
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    I have not written that your question is a duplicate :-). Don't worry. Look at the second link if it can be useful.
    – Sebastiano
    Commented Jul 31, 2019 at 12:37
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    The article class options for font sizes are 10pt, 11pt and 12pt --- 6pt is not a valid option. Commented Jul 31, 2019 at 16:35
  • Yeah but since I am using TrueType fonts I should be able to have smaller fonts
    – nowox
    Commented Jul 31, 2019 at 16:58
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    The options 10pt 11pt 12pt are not sizes that can be adjusted arbitrarily they are names of options that set up section headings list spacing etc as well as the values used for all size commands such as \large you can use \tiny after begin document if you just want the to set a small font size Commented Jul 31, 2019 at 17:40

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You could load package scrextend with option fontsize=6pt. And you need a font which provides the needed sizes.

\documentclass[a4paper]{article}
\usepackage[fontsize=6pt]{scrextend}
\usepackage{blindtext}

\begin{document}
\blinddocument
\end{document}

Result:

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  • For me this is a novity. I not known this package scrextend.
    – Sebastiano
    Commented Jul 31, 2019 at 19:05
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    @Sebastiano scrextend is part of the KOMA-Script bundle. It provides some KOMA-Script features for usage with other classes. It is not possible (and not necessary) to load this package with a KOMA-Script class.
    – esdd
    Commented Aug 1, 2019 at 6:20
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An alternative solution through the fontsize package. It is based on scrextend but it is totally independent from KOMA.

\documentclass[a4paper]{article}
\usepackage[fontsize=6pt]{fontsize}
\usepackage{lipsum}

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

Here is a minimal working example which shows some features of the package:

\documentclass[a4paper]{article}
\usepackage{fontsize}
  \changefontsize[13.3]{11}
% A smoothly scalable font is required for some features:
%\usepackage{cochineal}

\begin{document}

Main font set to 11 pt on 13.3 pt.

\changefontsize[13]{12.8}

Main font set to 12.8 pt on 13 pt.
 
\printsamples{12.4pt}{10.5pt}

\end{document}

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