Text size

Brilliant! It works! Hurrah. I have to say that that is

    > not immediately obvious to a newbie. I would have expected
    > the rc file setting to work. Oh well... Thanks

Well, the rc setting does work, just not the one you expected. I
updated the rc file to read

  # note that font.size controls default text sizes. To configure
  # special text sizes tick labels, axes, labels, title, etc, see the rc
  # settings for axes and ticks
  font.size : medium

Glad you got it working.