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Is there a way to make a selected text bigger/smaller? And which is the best?

Edit: Why so many downvotes? At least leave a comment for this reaction...

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    $\begingroup$ Your browser can almost certainly do this. Is that not what you're looking for? $\endgroup$ – davidlowryduda Sep 5 '13 at 20:09
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    $\begingroup$ No, I meant when I'm writing a question/answer. $\endgroup$ – user2692669 Sep 5 '13 at 21:33
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    $\begingroup$ Font weight means light, medium, bold, and so on. Apparently you mean font size. $\endgroup$ – Rahul Sep 5 '13 at 23:57
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    $\begingroup$ You are right, title fixed. $\endgroup$ – user2692669 Sep 6 '13 at 8:10
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    $\begingroup$ Note that voting on meta often has a different meaning than on the main site (see here). My guess would be that some users are downvoting because they do not feel that the implied feature request would be useful/needed. $\endgroup$ – user642796 Sep 6 '13 at 14:28
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Thinking about it, I also realize that we could $\Large\text{use LaTeX}$ in ways that are $\Huge\text{still of questionable merit}$, but which fit inline. Note that we can't ${\fontsize{3cm}{1em}\selectfont use an arbitrary fontsize}$. But then again, some might ask $\Tiny\text{why we would do this at all.}$

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  • $\begingroup$ I thought of latex but they should add something more... functional (like the B button for Bold). We whould do this to emphasize the text that some people are ignoring just to answer as quickly as the can and get to misleading answers that try to solve what they wanted their question to be. $\endgroup$ – user2692669 Sep 6 '13 at 8:11
  • $\begingroup$ 1 more thing: Why don't you join these answers? As two seperate options? $\endgroup$ – user2692669 Sep 6 '13 at 8:19
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    $\begingroup$ @user2692669, if you want to emphasise text then you have * and **. $\endgroup$ – Peter Taylor Sep 6 '13 at 9:24
  • $\begingroup$ They obviously need something more special with a little kick in it ;) $\endgroup$ – user2692669 Sep 6 '13 at 9:40
  • $\begingroup$ ouch thanks now my eyeballs hurt ! $\endgroup$ – Howard Pautz Sep 7 '13 at 1:25
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    $\begingroup$ Ironically, I find this answer artistically quite beautiful. $\endgroup$ – user1551 Sep 7 '13 at 5:55
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    $\begingroup$ So how do you use that in the editor? $\endgroup$ – Qwerty Jun 3 '14 at 15:01
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    $\begingroup$ It sure would be nice if someone answered @Qwerty. As it stands, this is a useless answer. Ok, it's possible. Now how do you do it? I had to create an account on this community (which I'm sure no one wants a bunch of inactive members) just to comment here. You can't even click edit to hopefully see what markup it is. It would have been decent to at least add a section below your cutesy response for a real answer. $\endgroup$ – o_O Jul 1 '15 at 17:07
  • $\begingroup$ @RKS The answer is: yes, it's possible; no, you should not do it. (And even if you do, someone will likely revert the changes.) The standard font size is standard. People with poor vision can use tools for that purpose, such as browser zoom. $\endgroup$ – user147263 Jul 1 '15 at 17:33
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    $\begingroup$ The question isn't, "Should I do this." The question is, "How do I do this." Adding any caveat about shouldn't do it is fine, but without an actual answer, my statement stands. This is a useless answer. $\endgroup$ – o_O Jul 1 '15 at 18:01
  • $\begingroup$ I love and hate this answer, The reason I love it is because it shows me exactly what I want to accomplish. The reason I hate it is because "Suggested edits are not allowed on non-tag-wiki posts on meta sites." This is a useless answer. $\endgroup$ – David Hammen Aug 2 at 7:41
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I suppose if you really wanted to

Then you could

vary it up by abusing headers

But this

hurts my sensibilities

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    $\begingroup$ As you said, that's abuse and front-end designers whould commit suicude if they saw something like that (it would be sooooo out of context). $\endgroup$ – user2692669 Sep 5 '13 at 22:09

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