# [OS X TeX] \documentclass maximum font size

Franck Pastor franck.pastor at skynet.be
Tue Feb 25 00:25:01 EST 2014

Le 25 févr. 2014 à 01:56, Victor Ivrii <vivrii at gmail.com> a écrit :

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> On Mon, Feb 24, 2014 at 3:25 PM, Peter Teeson <peter.teeson at icloud.com> wrote:
> Please be patient with my newbie-ness.
> In TNSS it states that there are 3 point sizes for \documentclass namely 10pt (default), 11pt and 12pt.
> However I need to use at least 14pt (at my age even that is a bit of a struggle even with specs).
> My article is for my own use right now - it probably won't interest many others.
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> TNSS explains that I can enclose the text in {\Large …….}. But is this appropriate for an entire article?
> It would be more logical (IMHO) to allow a larger base font size in \documentclass.
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> Is this reasonable and available? Or did I miss something?
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> Most of documentclasses indeed have 10, 11 and 12pt
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> However document class memoir allows 9pt, 10pt, 11pt, 12pt, 14pt, 17pt
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> \documentclass[14pt]{memoir}
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>  and with option
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> \documentclass[14pt, extrafontsizes]{memoir}
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> adds 20pt, 25pt,30pt, 36pt, 48 pt and even 60pt
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> memoir is a great document class, very flexible, with excellent documentation,  and its current Lars Madsen is very helpful.
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> I may add that I am using it for all my needs––from student tests to articles and books--except presentations
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> HTH
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> Victor Ivrii

There are also the KOMA-Script classes — scrartcl, scrreprt, scrbook, scrlttr2 — which allow any desired sizes.

\documentclass[fontsize=19pt]{scrartcl}

Their documentation, available both in German and in English,  is an ode to typography: http://www.ctan.org/pkg/koma-script

Franck Pastor