[texhax] Tex - Font Problem

William F. Adams wadams at atlis.com
Wed Aug 4 22:59:49 CEST 2004

On Wednesday, August 4, 2004, at 05:58  AM, Stephan Schulz wrote:

> I have to typeset a document in tex (using class book) which uses 
> Times New Roman.
> Therefore I am using the pslatex.sty.

That's obsolete, I believe. Use mathptmx instead if it's supported by 
your tex distribution. You may have to add helv.sty to that if you need 
Helvetica as your sans.

> The Problem is the font-size: I need 9.5pt an 11.5pt
> Could anyone tell me how I can tell Tex to use those sizes?

Unfortunately, the FAQ doesn't have a good answer on this, closest is:


your tex distribution should include fntguide which has the answer in 
it, or do a search or download


You may want to think in terms of bp (PostScript points) instead of pt 
(Printer's points though)


William Adams, publishing specialist
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