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

Meho R. mehor at gmx.com
Thu Jun 16 08:34:31 UTC 2011

On 16.06.2011 00:32, Owen wrote:
> On Wed, 15 Jun 2011 11:43:21 +0200
> SCRIBUS RIMITU<scribusrimitu at gmail.com>  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 am not sure if this will help, but I have the font,
> AR PL Uming CN Light (it was part of the Fedora15 distribution)
> This font has many mathematical symbols and able to be made any font
> size
> Owen
There are many options. E.g., you can use any of these (usually 
installed by default):
\usepackage{fourier}% uses Utopia font
\usepackage{mathpazo}% uses Palatino font
\usepackage{mathptmx}% uses Times font
\usepackage{kpfonts}% uses KP Serif font

\usepackage[charter]{mathdesign}% uses Charter font etc.

There are other fonts with math support. More infos here:


As Stefan explained, \fontsize{x}{y}\selectfont commands (where "x" is 
font size, e.g., 40pt, and "y" is baselineskip, e.g., 50pt) take care of 
the size of the text. You'd probably want to use these commands locally, 
i.e., in a group, inside curly brackets, as I did in the example below.

An example:

1. Open Scribus and create a Render Frame > Right Click > Edit Source
2. Tick off "Use Preamble" (since we'll use our own)
3. Type in this example code:





\usepackage{fourier}% uses Utopia font for text and math


Big text



I & =a\sqrt{2}\int_{0}^{2\pi}\sqrt{1+\cos(\phi)}\;\mathrm{d}\phi\\
\intertext{\text{integrand is symmetric to \ensuremath{\phi=\pi}, 
therefore}} & =2a\sqrt{2}\int_{0}^{\pi}\sqrt{1+\cos(\phi)}\;\mathrm{d}\phi

\end{document} %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%

P.S. Also, there is another option: if you're using xelatex (in which 
case LaTeX command in File > Preferences > External Tools > LaTeX should 
be changed to: xelatex --interaction nonstopmode), you can load mathspec 
package and use any font installed on your system. However, this might 
not work perfectly in all cases (depending on quality of font used), so 
you should take care. More infos in mathspec documentation:



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