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what does mean \fontsize{}{}

Postby yaozhao » Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:40 am

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  1. \pretitle{\vspace{-30pt} \begin{flushleft} \HorRule
  2. \fontsize{45}{45} \usefont{OT1}{phv}{b}{n} \color{DarkRed} \selectfont
  3. }
  4. \title{Ending Mass Incarceration: \\
  5. An Issue in 2020 Election} % Title of your article goes here
  6. \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{}{} ?

Many thanks in advance!

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Postby Stefan Kottwitz » Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:30 am

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.

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