I'm using Beamer with \setbeameroption{show notes on second screen} to add notes for each slide. I'd like to change the font size of the text in the notes so I can fit more text on the page.


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You can define font size for notes with \setbeamerfont{note page}{size=\tiny}, default size is \small.

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    This doesn't seem to be applied consistently in XeLaTeX, for subitems like \note{\begin{itemize}\item thing \begin{itemize} \item subthing \end{itemize}\end{itemize}}. Dec 3, 2014 at 22:59
  • @TrevorAlexander I cannot help you with XeLaTeX, but I think \tiny is the smallest font size so I doubt about making subtiems smaller. A new or follow-up question could be a god solution.
    – Ignasi
    Dec 4, 2014 at 9:04
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    @TrevorAlexander \setbeamertemplate{itemize/enumerate subbody begin}{\tiny}
    – Paschalis
    Dec 23, 2015 at 10:15
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    @bright-star This is the same with pdflatex. \setbeamertemplate{itemize/enumerate subbody begin}{\tiny} changes the size of all subitems, not only for notes.
    – user905686
    Jan 26, 2019 at 16:41

Define the font size for notes as well as for subitems in notes with

\setbeamerfont{note page}{size=\tiny}
\addtobeamertemplate{note page}{\setbeamerfont{itemize/enumerate subbody}{size=\tiny}}{}

as shown in this answer.

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