[texhax] The visual effect of optional settings in inline lists

Ulrike Fischer news3 at nililand.de
Wed May 19 15:49:26 CEST 2010

Am Wed, 19 May 2010 11:05:00 +0100 schrieb P. R. Stanley:

>>> LaTeX Warning: Unused global option(s):
>>>     [12bp].

>>> This may indicate something wrong with my installation

>>No, 12bp is simply wrong as document option. To get a 12pt font one
>>has to use 12pt as option. 12bp is ignored and leads to a 10pt font
>>in the document.

> MikTeX doesn't seem to mind it at all. I get no warning during 
> compilation. Any ideas why?

Well you should get a warning in the log and on the terminal:

LaTeX Warning: Unused global option(s):

Also the log-file should show that size10.clo is loaded (and not

If not you have modified either article.cls or paralist or the latex

Ulrike Fischer 

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