# Math Help - Another Couple of Problems

1. ## 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?

2. Originally Posted by Ackbeet
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.)

Originally Posted by Ackbeet
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.

3. Originally Posted by Ackbeet
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?

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.

4. 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 Grätzer'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!

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?

5. Originally Posted by Ackbeet
Originally Posted by Opalg
(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 Grätzer'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.

Originally Posted by Ackbeet