The relevant normal text point size is already specified in initial.tex.
Many printers have Times Roman as a default.
Editors will generally take care of ensuring Times Roman is selected.
LaTeX offers a number of sizes based on the 11 point default. These are
referred to using abstract labels, and scaling is carried out automatically
in proportion. The main sizes with their LaTeX commands are given in
table 3.1, in relation to the 11 point style. A size-changing
command will remain in effect until
changed, however its scope can be restricted, as we shall see.
Point || LaTeX command|
|11 || normalsize (default)|
10 || small|
9 || footnotesize|
8 || scriptsize|
6 || tiny|
12 || large|
14 || Large|
17 || LARGE|
20 || huge|
Table 3.1: LaTeX commands to change point size
25 || Huge|