[XeTeX] choosing semibold?

Fr. Michael Gilmary FrMichaelGilmary at MaroniteMonks.org
Fri Dec 5 01:13:19 CET 2008

```Poile, Christopher wrote:

> Now, if I could only find out how to specify an exact point size for a
> font.
>

I suppose the first way is at the \documentclass level. Of course, that
sets it globally. What Peter D referred to is also an option, i.e.,

\fontsize{XXpt}{XXpt}\selectfont

where the first argument is the point size of the font and the second
argument is the baseline skip.

>  And then figure out how to redefine the section and subsection
> heading so that it doesn’t add a small amount of vertical space
> using the sectsty package, but I can’t seem to adjust the vertical
>
>
>

I use the memoir class, where section heads can be formatted to suit

\setbeforesecskip{-\onelineskip}
\setaftersecskip{\onelineskip}

This example is from memman.pdf page 235. I'm sure that, just as the
physician once told me: "there are at least 6 ways to take out a gall
bladder," there are at least as many ways to modify section headings. (I
can't seem to find the secsty on TL2008 ... maybe it's old?)

Hope that helps.

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