# [OS X TeX] Font size in tetex and/or TexShop

Bob Kerstetter bkerstetter at mac.com
Tue Jul 20 05:41:19 CEST 2004

Hi Sylvan,

On Jul 19, 2004, at 10:10 PM, Sylvan Jacques wrote:

> I have just started learning Latex, and my first modification
> failed. I ran
> ==========
> \documentclass[14pt]{article}
> \begin{document}
>
>      Hello World.
>
> \end{document}
> ===========
> LaTeX Warning: Unused global option(s):  [14pt].

10-12 are the sizes for the article class. maybe 9 is available in
article class, not sure on that. i cannot read that small.

> ======
> If I change 14pt to 12pt, it seems to run ok, and the log file has
>
> (/usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf.tetex/tex/latex/base/article.cls
> Document Class: article 2001/04/21 v1.4e Standard LaTeX document class
> (/usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf.tetex/tex/latex/base/size12.clo
> File: size12.clo 2001/04/21 v1.4e Standard LaTeX file (size option))
>
> but the output is the same as the default 10pt size which I get
> when I omit the font size.
>
> BTW, I use tetex and/or TexShop and pdfLatex to get pdf output.
>
> How do I adjust the font?
>

Group what you want to change as in { this is your text }

Then enter one of these at the beginning of the group.

\tiny
\scriptsize
\footnotesize
\small
\normalsize
\large
\Large
\LARGE
\huge
\Huge

like this

or

or

If you want to do this for the entire document, then don't group.
everything from the control sequence --- \Large, for example --- will
be that size until you enter another size control sequence.

There are some good "getting started" tutorials on the web.

One I liked the best when getting started is:

The Not So Short Introduction to LATEX

Available here:

http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/info/lshort/english/

Also go here:

http://www.esm.psu.edu/mac-tex/

and click on the "getting started" link a little down the page

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