## LaTeX forum ⇒ LyX ⇒ Making "Quote" style smaller

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ednigma
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Joined: Sun Oct 26, 2008 4:42 pm

### Making "Quote" style smaller

Hi,

This is probably a noobish question, but how do I override the default "Quote" paragraph environment in LyX, and make all text of the "Quote" type smaller than the default Quote size?

I know that I can select each quote manually and change the font size, but that would be tedious and go against the whole idea of LaTeX/LyX.

Thank you.

- Ed

Juanjo
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Joined: Sat Jan 27, 2007 12:46 am
A way to do that could be as follows: In Document > Settings > LaTeX Preamble, copy the lines
`\let\quoteOLD\quote\def\quote{\quoteOLD\small}`

and save. Instead of \small, you could use \footnotesize, \scriptsize or \tiny to get even smaller sizes.
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Stefan Kottwitz
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Joined: Mon Mar 10, 2008 9:44 pm
Hi,

Juanjo's code above will work, just a comment, it could be done without to define an additional macro \quoteOLD:
`\expandafter\def\expandafter\quote\expandafter{\quote\small}`

Stefan