I am fairly new to latex, but when I started writing my document, I noticed that the text was very small (from the normal text I used in paragraphs to the text I used to name different sections).

My question is, is there a way to make all of your text bigger for some amount of % (not just by a certain number of pixels)?

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    Hi and welcome! Be prepared that you have to rethink your present conceptions about how a document should look. As a first step become familiar with the documentclass of your document. Apr 2, 2020 at 20:34
  • I am using an article document class
    – Murg
    Apr 2, 2020 at 20:35
  • To change the fontsize you can set either 10pt, 11pt or 12pt as an optional argument of the documentclass Apr 2, 2020 at 20:39
  • These are the only three options?
    – Murg
    Apr 2, 2020 at 20:42
  • Yes. However the reader of your document will be grateful for this limitation. Don't even try to question common typographical standards :) Apr 2, 2020 at 20:45

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You can setup the fontsize in the optional arguments of the documentclass:


See wikibooks/LaTeX/Document Structure:

10pt, 11pt, 12pt Sets the size of the main font in the document. If no option is specified, 10pt is assumed.

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