# [texhax] Redefining default font sizes

Axel E. Retif axel.retif at mac.com
Tue Mar 29 08:02:54 CEST 2011

On  28 Mar, 2011, at 18:33, Mike B. wrote:

> Thanks.
>
> Is it possible to scale only the fonts? the document is already an A4 size. So if the class file defines \normalsize as font size of say, 8pt, I'd like to change that into say 12pt.

To proof-read, not only a larger font size is convenient, but also a larger leading (baseline skip), and you can do it with a simple line *after* \begin{document}, say:

\fontsize{12}{20}\selectfont

You can experiment with that, and also consult with your copy-editor at the publishing house; then, after the copy-editing is done, just delete that line for the final formatting.

Best

Axel