# [texhax] fontsize isn't affecting leading

Barbara Beeton bnb at ams.org
Sun Jul 12 19:21:15 CEST 2009

```    I'm trying to get a large font using:

\newcommand\largetitleline[1]{%
\textsf{\textsl{\fontsize{36}{42}\selectfont}}
#1}}

It doesn't seem to affect the leading (\baselineskip), so if there's a
line break, the lines touch each other.

the baseline calculation doesn't take effect
until there's a \par (or blank line).  if you
add \par just after #1, that should do it.

I even tried to change \baselineskip and \baselinestretch directly,