Probably a silly question but couldn't find an answer anywhere. Does it use point? So font size 12 = 12pt?

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No, it doesn't. Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Fonts, etc. use px as font size representation.

pt is (should be) used only in printing/press due to significant difference in cross-platform visualization:


Here are some good explanations of the difference between pt and px: https://graphicdesign.stackexchange.com/questions/199/point-vs-pixel-what-is-the-difference

  • And yet, Google Docs is a word processor, so it's kind of directed more towards printing / press isn't it? I believe MSWord measures fonts in points, as do most Word Processors May 2, 2020 at 4:02

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