[OS X TeX] re: Font size

Herb Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Wed Jul 21 04:08:47 CEST 2004

On 7/20/04 8:45 PM, "Sylvan Jacques" <vanjac12 at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Thanks for the info on fonts in LaTeX.
> I want to know how to specify any size
> font anywhere in the document--this seems fundamental to
> typesetting IMO.
> However, I was not as concerned about the 14pt size as the fact that
> 12pt gave me the default 10pt, even though it acted like it
> was using 12pt.
> On comp.text.tex they did not believe me, but suggested
> that I put in a few lines of text, instead of just the 2 words
> Hello World.
> I did this and everything worked as it was supposed to.
> As I expect to have documents with more than 2 words, I
> am no longer concerned with why a doc with 2 words does
> not have the specified font size ;-)
> I will read (and am reading) the intros to tex/latex.
> Van


Having just now tried this I can clearly see differences in size between the
10pt, 11pt and 12pt options with the article class. This is even with the
classic ``Hello World!'' document. What are you using to preview the pdf
file? Have you tried printing the document and laying one copy over the

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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