[OS X TeX] re: Font size

Sylvan Jacques vanjac12 at yahoo.com
Tue Jul 20 21:45:02 EDT 2004

> 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].
> ======
> 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?
> I am running tetex on Mac OS 10.2.8 with TeXShop--all very recent
> versions.

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 Jacques   vanjac12 at yahoo.com
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