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## Latex Font Size Of Bibliography

### Alter Font Size of References Heading

Postby yoannjap » Thu Nov 14, 2013 4:45 pm

Hello everyone, (I'm French, sorry if my English is Frenglish sometimes )

It's been a while I have this problem, and sometimes I believe searching on the internet, forums, etc. will solve it, but no :/

Here's my problem : I use LyX. I include in my document a bibliography. But the 'References' heading in the text is not like other parts font size. And in the ToC, it's the same, tinier than the other parts headings.

To show you, here's the result.
LyX-references-heading-01.png (99.46 KiB) Viewed 3080 times

LyX-references-heading-02.png (75.24 KiB) Viewed 3080 times

What I would like to do is to obtain the same font size of heading for References heading and for the other parts. But also the same font size in the Toc for both of them. I tried this.

I obtain this good result:
LyX-references-heading-03.png (21.76 KiB) Viewed 3080 times

LyX-references-heading-04.png (35.47 KiB) Viewed 3080 times

If it can help, here is my Document LaTeX Preamble :

1. \usepackage[font={small}]{caption}
2. \usepackage[usenames,dvipsnames,svgnames,table]{xcolor}
3. \usepackage[nottoc,notlof]{tocbibind}
4. \usepackage{times,graphicx,pstricks}
5. \newcommand*{\centerfloat}{%
6. \leftskip\z@ \@plus 1fil \@minus\textwidth
7. \geometry{hmargin=4cm, vmargin=4cm}
8. \definecolor{gris}{gray}{0.45}
9. \definecolor{gris2}{gray}{0.85}
10. \renewcommand{\UrlFont}{\ttfamily\footnotesize}
11. \newcommand{\asterism}{{\footnotesize\smash{%
12. \setlength{\tabcolsep}{0.5pt}%
13. \begin{tabular}{@{}cc@{}}%
14. \multicolumn2c*\\[-1.5ex] *&*%
15. \usepackage[runin]{abstract}
16. \setlength{\abstitleskip}{-\parindent}
17. %\setlength{\parindent}{0pt}
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## LaTeX font size

Per default latex use a font size of 10pt (depending of the used documentclass article, report, book und letter ) . This could be changed to 11pt or 12pt as a option of documentclass. That does not mean that only these three sizes can be used, it is only the size of the normalsize font. Later changes in the document then refer to this settings. By following commands the size can be changed within a document.

Note: Other documentclasses have other default font sizes!

For example documentclass memoir has 12 font sizes:
9pt, 10pt, 11pt, 12pt, 14pt, 17pt, 20pt, 25pt, 30pt, 36pt, 48pt and 60pt

Or the beamer class for presentation has 8 font sizes:
8pt, 9pt, 10pt, 11pt, 12pt, 14pt, 17pt and 20pt.

### 1.1 change font size

The font size of single words, paragraphs or the whole text can be changed. By the following ten commands:

How to change the size of a word:

example
output: huge

How to change the size of an area: \begin{\command} This part should be smaller then the rest of the document. \end{\command} example
 \begin{small} This part should be smaller then the rest of the document. \end{small}

output:
This part should be smaller then the rest of the document.

the commands could be used as a switcher:

example output: text before after

The effect of these commands is as long as is until the next command or the document is finished. For example, to switch back to the normal font size, then you have to add a .

The following table shows the changes in font size depending on the selected standard font size (article, report, book und letter):

 standard font size command 10pt 11pt 12pt 5pt 6pt 6pt 7pt 8pt 8pt 8pt 9pt 10pt 9pt 10pt 11pt 10pt 11pt 12pt 12pt 12pt 14pt 14pt 14pt 17pt 17pt 17pt 20pt 20pt 20pt 25pt 25pt 25pt 25pt

The documentclass memoir has two additional size commands: which is smaller then and which is bigger then .

 standard font size command 9pt 10pt 11pt 12pt 14pt 17pt 20pt 25pt 30pt 36pt 48pt 60pt 4pt 5pt 6pt 7pt 8pt 9pt 10pt 11pt 12pt 14pt 17pt 20pt 5pt 6pt 7pt 8pt 9pt 10pt 11pt 12pt 14pt 17pt 20pt 25pt 6pt 7pt 8pt 9pt 10pt 11pt 12pt 14pt 17pt 20pt 25pt 30pt 7pt 8pt 9pt 10pt 11pt 12pt 14pt 17pt 20pt 25pt 30pt 36pt 8pt 9pt 10pt 11pt 12pt 14pt 17pt 20pt 25pt 30pt 36pt 48pt 9pt 10pt 11pt 12pt 14pt 17pt 20pt 25pt 30pt 36pt 48pt 60pt 10pt 11pt 12pt 14pt 17pt 20pt 25pt 30pt 36pt 48pt 60pt 72pt 11pt 12pt 14pt 17pt 20pt 25pt 30pt 36pt 48pt 60pt 72pt 84pt 12pt 14pt 17pt 20pt 25pt 30pt 36pt 48pt 60pt 72pt 84pt 96pt 14pt 17pt 20pt 25pt 30pt 36pt 48pt 60pt 72pt 84pt 96pt 108pt 17pt 20pt 25pt 30pt 36pt 48pt 60pt 72pt 84pt 96pt 108pt 120pt 20pt 25pt 30pt 36pt 48pt 60pt 72pt 84pt 96pt 108pt 120pt 132pt

The documentclass beamer class
 standard font size command 8pt 9pt 10pt 11pt 12pt 14pt 17pt 20pt tiny 5pt 5pt 5pt 6pt 6pt 6pt 8pt 10pt scriptsize 5pt 6pt 7pt 8pt 8pt 8pt 10pt 12pt footnotesize 6pt 7pt 8pt 9pt 10pt 10pt 12pt 14pt small 7pt 8pt 9pt 10pt 11pt 12pt 14pt 17pt normalsize 8pt 9pt 10pt 11pt 12pt 14pt 17pt 20pt large 10pt 10pt 12pt 12pt 14pt 17pt 20pt 25pt Large 11pt 11pt 14pt 14pt 17pt 20pt 25pt 29.86pt LARGE 12pt 12pt 17pt 17pt 20pt 25pt 29.86pt 35.83pt huge 14pt 14pt 20pt 20pt 25pt 29.86pt 35.83pt 42.99pt Huge 17pt 17pt 25pt 25pt 25pt 35.83pt 42.99pt 51.59pt

### 1.2 other font size

By using the default classes and sizes, one can use 12 different font sizes: 5pt, 6pt, 7pt, 8pt, 9pt, 10pt, 11pt, 12pt, 14pt, 17pt, 20pt and 25pt.
To use more, one need first To use more font sizes, you first need a font in which has the desired size, i.e. not all fonts allow all sizes. If you use a size which is not provided by the font, you get an error message like this:

LaTeX Font Warning: Size substitutions with differences (Font) up to 4.17pt have occurred.

This means that the desired size is not available and the closest matching size is 4.17pt (points) away from the desired one.

### 1.2.1 command to change font size

First, use a font like lmodern and then you can set the font size:

example
 \documentclass{article} … \usepackage{lmodern} … \begin{document} … {\fontsize{40}{48} \selectfont Text}
output: Text

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