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Confluence - increasing size of font?

Is there any notation available in Confluence to increase the font size of text on a confluence page? I am displaying a confluence page on my information radiator - unfortunately the font is very small!

I realise that I could use a heading style. However, I would like to make text bigger than the default settings for the headers.

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You would have to go in and change the CSS by hand. There is no way in the interface (other than heading) to change font size.

https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/DOC/Styling+Fonts+in+Confluence

Thanks. That is a ridiculous way to handle this feature. One size does not fit all. I thought you guys were pros.

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I guess we will have to create a free plugin for it and share in the marketplace, so finally Atlassian will recognize the importance of that feature after see # of downloads and decide to add as standard feature.

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See https://community.atlassian.com/t5/Confluence-questions/Font-Font-Size/qaq-p/165281, the answer by Aaron_Palumbo Apr 01, 2020.  It involves using the "<>" button to access the HTML source editor and add HTML tags directly.  This works for our Confluence Server 6.6.13.  That topic is locked for comments for some reason, so I couldn't second Aaron's answer, but I upvoted it.

It's a lousy way to get the feature the WYSIWIG editor should have, and anyone editing the page later will have no clue how the fonts are set (the added tags are invisible in the WYSIWIG editor from what I can tell), and I suppose later users might accidentally delete something undoing the tags, but it does at least work, without purchasing or enabling anything additional.

If it is just changing the font for a single line, then another little trick is to select a heading and then in 'More formatting options' (the icon next to 'Heading') to clear all values under 'H{n} format'. This way you will keep the size of the font you prefer but without any list numbers in front of it.
It does not give you the freedom of changing the font for a single/multiple word(s) on a line since it will always affect an entire paragraph, but for me it was a good enough work around.

Are you kidding me? There is no way to use a custom font size ?

While you indeed can't change the font-size, you can change the font-style to subscript or superscript and that will accomplish a somewhat similar result.  :-)

It's a hack I've been using it and it works fairly well.

Thanks Chris for the pointer to this information!

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