# LaTeX And Fonts

## Using none-standard font sizes

Subject: Create a fancy section heading layout

http://www.latex-community.org/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1510&p=6675

> the section number is too small (\Huge here), and when I try to change it to
> something bigger, using ex. \fontsize it doesn't work!

Just replace the \huge command with the following sequence.

\fontsize{36}{42}\selectfont

Don't forget to use the \textbackslash selectfont command to activate the new font size. The second argument of the \fontsize command is the interlinear space and should have about additional 20\% of the first value.

documented on: May 24, 2008, localghost

### Using none-standard font sizes

 I've tried your suggestion with\fontsize{36}{42}\selectfontwhich works fine. The problem is that I want an even bigger size, say 100 or something. The size doesn't seem to get any larger than 40. -- idaham

try the fix-cm package:

\documentclass[a4paper,10pt]{article}
\usepackage{fix-cm}
\begin{document}
\fontsize{100}{120}\selectfont Huge text
\end{document}

documented on: Jun 19, 2008, Stefan, LaTeX Community Moderator

### Using none-standard font sizes

 > try the fix-cm packageStefan, you're a lifesaver!This worked perfectly! I don't know how long I've been trying to get it to work without success… Thank you so much! Cheers, -- idaham

You should get the desired result with any postscript font, too. Just try some font packages from the CTAN Catalogue. http://ctan.org/tex-archive/help/Catalogue/bytopic.html#fonts

documented on: Jun 19, 2008, localghost