I need font size = 14 in article document, but when I change




font becomes even smaller. How to change font size?


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Document class article only supports 10pt, 11pt, and 12pt. The default is 10pt. Option 14pt is unknown, therefore you are getting 10pt.

You can get larger sizes with extsizes:


It supports 8pt, 9pt, 10pt, 11pt, 12pt, 14pt, 17pt and 20pt.

Package geometry (or hyperref or some graphics drivers like pdftex.def or …) set the paper size to the output media.

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    Just a note for Emacs Org mode users, you'd have to add-to-list org-latex-classes definition for extarticle similar to existing one for article to use it with LATEX_CLASS_OPTIONS
    – mlt
    May 19, 2014 at 15:48
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    Perhaps a little extra information about which sizes extarticle supports would make this a more informative answer. Oct 31, 2014 at 1:51
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    It works. But caution, it does not support 15pt, 16pt! May 12, 2021 at 20:58

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