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    Another Couple of Problems

    1. I need to control the font size of footnotes. Basically, I need regular text to be 12pt, which is easy enough, and I need footnotes to be 11pt. But google as I might, I could find nothing. Any ideas?

    2. I need to center page numbers. Again, I can't seem to find anything by googling. Ideas?

    Thanks in advance!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ackbeet View Post
    1. I need to control the font size of footnotes. Basically, I need regular text to be 12pt, which is easy enough, and I need footnotes to be 11pt. But google as I might, I could find nothing. Any ideas?
    \renewcommand{\footnotesize}{\small}

    (There is a limited number of available font sizes, each defined in relation to the size used for normal text. If the normal text size is 12pt then the corresponding footnote size is 10pt and the "small" size is 11pt. So all you need to do is to redefine \footnotesize as \small.)

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    2. I need to center page numbers. Again, I can't seem to find anything by googling. Ideas?
    That obviously depends on your existing page style. Do the page numbers come in the header or the footer? Is there any other information (running head such as the chapter title, for example) in the same header/footer? You can customise all these things by using the myheadings page style, as described in the LaTeX manual.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ackbeet View Post
    1. I need to control the font size of footnotes. Basically, I need regular text to be 12pt, which is easy enough, and I need footnotes to be 11pt. But google as I might, I could find nothing. Any ideas?

    2. I need to center page numbers. Again, I can't seem to find anything by googling. Ideas?

    Thanks in advance!
    Ackbeet, as far as centering page numbers goes, I understand that the ampersand, &, may accomplish that task (from Unknown008) which works for me within LaTex (see my recent test post). With font size, the only thing I can think of is to go to your email draft which should have several font sizes to pick from.

    Good luck to you.
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    Reply to Opalg @ 2:

    Code:
    \renewcommand{\footnotesize}{\small}
    That's cool. I'll give it a try.

    If the normal text size is 12pt then the corresponding footnote size is 10pt and the "small" size is 11pt.
    How did you know that? I'm beginning to wonder if I have the best LaTeX reference (I have Grštzer's Math into LaTeX.)

    hat obviously depends on your existing page style. Do the page numbers come in the header or the footer? Is there any other information (running head such as the chapter title, for example) in the same header/footer? You can customise all these things by using the myheadings page style, as described in the LaTeX manual.
    I'll look into that. Thanks!

    Reply to wonderboy1953 @ 3:

    Ackbeet, as far as centering page numbers goes, I understand that the ampersand, &, may accomplish that task (from Unknown008) which works for me within LaTex (see my recent test post).
    Could you please provide more details? Where should the ampersand go, exactly? Where is your recent test post?

    With font size, the only thing I can think of is to go to your email draft which should have several font sizes to pick from.
    What is my email draft? Where would I go in it to pick font sizes?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ackbeet View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Opalg View Post
    (There is a limited number of available font sizes, each defined in relation to the size used for normal text. If the normal text size is 12pt then the corresponding footnote size is 10pt and the "small" size is 11pt.
    How did you know that? I'm beginning to wonder if I have the best LaTeX reference (I have Grštzer's Math into LaTeX.)
    I found that information on this web page. In general, my reference books for TeX are Leslie Lamport's LaTeX (the original guide to LaTeX, but it's still as good as any), The LaTeX Companion by Goossens, Mittelbach and Samarin, and of course the bible of the whole subject, The TeXbook by Donald Knuth.

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    Could you please provide more details? Where should the ampersand go, exactly?
    The ampersand moves you on to the next entry, in an array or similar list environment. If you try to use it outside a list environment you will just get an error message.
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    The renewcommand worked like a charm for the footnote font size. I used the fancyhdr package to customize the page number location. The result is nice! We'll see whether my publisher likes the result as well.

    Thanks a bunch!
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