## LaTeX forum ⇒ Fonts & Character Sets ⇒ what does mean \fontsize{}{}

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yaozhao
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### what does mean \fontsize{}{}

\pretitle{\vspace{-30pt} \begin{flushleft} \HorRule 				\fontsize{45}{45} \usefont{OT1}{phv}{b}{n} \color{DarkRed} \selectfont 				}\title{Ending Mass Incarceration: \\An Issue in 2020 Election}					% Title of your article goes here\posttitle{\par\end{flushleft}\vskip 0.5em}

I downloaded a template. But I want to make sure that Ending Mass Incarceration is within one line. How to adjust? What does mean \fontsize{}{} ?

Stefan Kottwitz
It is \fontsize{font size}{line height}. The first argument is for the height of the text in points, the second line is the height of the line in points. The latter is usually higher so you have some space between text of consecutive lines.