# [scribus] We should be able to change fontsize in latex editor

Gregory Pittman gregp_ky at yahoo.com
Wed Jun 15 16:16:32 UTC 2011

On 06/15/2011 11:48 AM, Stefan Meir wrote:
> Am 15.06.2011 14:48, schrieb Gregory Pittman:
>> On 06/15/2011 05:43 AM, SCRIBUS RIMITU wrote:
>>> Hi there,
>>>
>>> And firstable please excuse my english. I'm using Scribus because I
>>> want to
>>> create a scientific poster (A0 size). I must include Latex formulas, but
>>> after doing Insert Rendering Frame, and right-clicking " Edit source ", I
>>> see that there is no possibility to set a Fontsize greater than 20 pts,
>>> which is really a problem in my opinion.
>>>
>>> If I made a mistake using Scribus, please accept my sincere apologizes
>>> for
>>> make scribus users wasting their time reading my email. But I have to say
>>> that I must create this poster very soon, so I'm running out of time.
>>
>> I would have to experiment with this a bit, but I think has to do with
>> putting in the needed Latex commands for this to happen.
>>
>> Greg
>
>
> I had to play with the commands a few months ago and found following
> solution to the font size issue:
>
> \usepackage{amsmath}
> \usepackage{amssymb}
> \usepackage{txfonts} #load a scalable font (Computer Modern is not!)
>
> Latex body:
> \fontsize{40pt}{10pt}\selectfont Big text
> $> i \hbar \frac{\partial}{\partial t} \mathit{\Psi} = - \frac{\hbar^2}{2 > m} \Delta \mathit{\Psi} >$
>
> For a scientific poster you might as well want to chose font color,
> in the header and the command \color{<color>}.
>
Thanks, Stefan.

I knew there had to be a way. Still, someone should check this out to
see how robust the Scribus render frame function is. If it works I think
this is preferable to importing a PDF.

Greg