Making axis numbers larger on Mathematica plot

I want the numbers along the axis to be larger than the default value. Can this be done?

The reason I am asking is because I frequently make charts in Mathematica and use them in Word. I export the charts as bitmap files and then paste the images in Word. The default text size for the axis is too small to be as clearly legible as I would like them to be when the chart is in bitmap form.

My problem would be solved if

• there is a better way to use Mathematica charts in Word
• I can get larger text numbers along the axis of the chart .

As an example, the following gives a plot of $\sin(x)$. How do I make the numbers on the axis larger in size?

Plot[Sin[x], {x, 0, 22}, PlotLabel -> Style["sin(x)", FontSize -> 18],
Background -> LightYellow]

• How about adding: TicksStyle -> FontSize -> 18 or similar? (and I don't use Word) Apr 23, 2013 at 6:18
• Related (and useful): mathematica.stackexchange.com/q/3247/5
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Apr 23, 2013 at 13:31

Plot[Sin[x], {x, 0, 10}, TicksStyle -> Large]


For something not quite so big, use: Larger, or choose your own font size with:

Plot[Sin[x], {x, 0, 10}, TicksStyle -> Directive[FontSize -> 16]]


Edit: Further to @YvesKlett helpful comment, one can even choose different styles for the x and y axes:

Plot[Sin[x], {x, 0, 10}, TicksStyle -> {{FontSize -> 16, Orange}, {FontSize -> 22, Green}}]


• The introduction to Directive might be even more instructive if used with two arguments, because for just one argument it works just as well without it. Apr 23, 2013 at 6:58