[OS X TeX] Font in TeXShop

Morten Høgholm morten.hoegholm at gmail.com
Thu Feb 23 08:49:47 EST 2006

On Thu, 23 Feb 2006 14:38:07 +0100, Arthur Snoke <snoke at vt.edu> wrote:

> I would appreciate examples showing how I sould use the Helvetica and  
> Courier.  I have a command to make headers:
> \newcommand{\heading}[1]{\begin{center}\large\bf #1\end{center}}
> To make it use Helvetica instead of the default font, does this work?
> \newcommand{\heading}[1]{\begin{center}\textsf\large\bf #1\end{center}}

No, \textsf is a command taking an argument. Use the declaration form  
\sffamily instead. Also, \bf is long deprecated - use \bfseries instead.

> If so, does the order matter?

Not if declarations are used.

> Will the \texttt or the \verbatim environment automatically use Courier?

Yes, \texttt uses \ttfamily and that is what the courier package changes.

> Finally, what in these commands tells it to use Times rather than cm?

For the text font it is simple and rather more complicated for the math  
setup but I won't go into it. Instead I urge you to check out the newest  
edition of the PracTeX Journal <http://www.tug.org/pracjourn/>. The  
articles by Walter Schmidt and David Walden should answer most of your  
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