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SID-00387: Increase or decrease text size per word/sentence/paragraph

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Category: CategoryEditing Server OS: Last update: 1 hour ago

I cannot find information on how to increase or decrease text size in a topic. I am not looking to change the font size of an entire web, rather how to change a word, sentence or paragraph text size. I recall in Confluence it was something simple variable called "Tiny Text" or "Small Text".

I suspect there is an easy answer out there somewhere and I've just missed it.

-- KellyRiley - 2009-06-25

Discussion and Answer

Take a look at Support.SID-00297 for an example of creating your own variables to control the appearance of text.

-- SeanCMorgan - 2009-06-26

Unfortunately SID-00297 doesn't answer this question which was "how to increase or decrease text size [snip] [for] a word, sentence or paragraph"

-- TWiki Guest - 2017-03-30

You can define a preferences setting, either in your Main.TWikiPreferences for site-wide scope, a WebPreferences topic for web-level scope, or a topic for topic level scope:

   * Set STARTBIG = <span style="font-size: 130%;">
   * Set ENDBIG = </span>
   * Set STARTSMALL = <span style="font-size: 80%;">
   * Set ENDSMALL = </span>

Then you can write:

This is a test with %STARTSMALL% small text %ENDSMALL% and %STARTBIG% big text %ENDBIG%.

Which renders as:

This is a test with small text and big text .

-- Peter Thoeny - 2017-03-31

While Peter's solution is robust (and has been around for ages), TWiki now also offers a shorter version which I prefer for styling words or short phrases:

   * Set BIG = <span style="font-size: 130%; border: 1px; border-style:solid;">%DEFAULT%</span>

And then write

text with %BIG{big stuff}% inside
to get text with big stuff inside.

TWikiVariables explains how to do this sort of thing.

-- Harald Jörg - 2017-03-31

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