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 10-22-2009, 03:24 PM #1 sycamorex LQ Veteran   Registered: Nov 2005 Location: London Distribution: Slackware64-current Posts: 5,825 Blog Entries: 1 Rep: latex fonts sizes I decided to start a university computing course. The first modules are a brush-up of maths. I'm just writing my assignment and decided to do it in LaTex (as opposed to simply a pen and paper) I'm using TexMaker (pdfeTeX,Ver 3.141592-1.21a-2.2(Web2C 7.5.4)(format=latex 2009.6.9) and don't know anything about (La)Tex. I've google enough to get started. So far my document looks as follows: Code:  p, li { white-space: pre-wrap; } \documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{article} \usepackage[latin1]{inputenc} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{amsfonts} \usepackage{amssymb} \begin{document} \title{Assignment *****************)} \author{me me \\ student no.} \date{October 2009} \maketitle \textbf{Question 1}\\ \\ a) Solution:\\ first line of equation \\ second line of equation\\ a = $\frac{6-4b}{2}$\\ 6($\frac{6-4b}{2}$) + 3b = 16 \end{document} I figured out that any maths functions (ie. \frac{}{}) must be enclosed with dollar signs. The problem I've got is that whatever is in the 'maths' mode is slightly smaller than normal font. How can I increase it? Thanks a lot
 10-22-2009, 03:43 PM #2 sycamorex LQ Veteran   Registered: Nov 2005 Location: London Distribution: Slackware64-current Posts: 5,825 Blog Entries: 1 Original Poster Rep: OK, sorry for wasting web traffic I've found a nice tutorial with everything I want.
 10-22-2009, 03:44 PM #3 synss Member   Registered: Jul 2007 Location: Germany Distribution: Debian, Gentoo, Mac OS X Posts: 137 Rep: You should really read lshort "the not so short introduction to LaTeX2e", that probably is present in the LaTeX tree, because what you are doing is dead wrong. Consider using the equation environment, but more importantly, read lshort.pdf before anything!
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 Originally Posted by synss You should really read lshort "the not so short introduction to LaTeX2e", that probably is present in the LaTeX tree, because what you are doing is dead wrong. Consider using the equation environment, but more importantly, read lshort.pdf before anything!
That's the one I'm reading and thanks for an honest opinion, LOL

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