[OS X TeX] Font in TeXShop

Arthur Snoke snoke at vt.edu
Thu Feb 23 09:21:12 EST 2006

Thanks for the quick response and advice.  Three follow-up questions:

1. I would appreciate your giving me a replacement for my \newcommand so I
can see exactly where the changes you are talking about would go in.

2. What do you mean when you say "\bf is long deprecated"?

3. The level of my question regarding "Times" was just which command says
use Times (to some extent, maybe) rather than cm?

>> \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.
>> 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 questions.
> -- 
> Morten
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