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Re: Magnifying (Scaling) Mathematica Graphics

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  • Subject: [mg30485] Re: [mg30458] Magnifying (Scaling) Mathematica Graphics
  • From: "P.J. Hinton" <paulh at>
  • Date: Thu, 23 Aug 2001 02:15:55 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: "Wolfram Research, Inc."
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On Wed, 22 Aug 2001, aes wrote:

> Is there a way to prepare graphics images in Mathematica at one size,
> then display them on screen (or export them) magnified or scaled to
> other sizes, with *all* of the graphics elements (including text, line
> thickness, point sizes and labels) being proportionally scaled?
> (I'd like to be able to prepare all my graphics output in one standard
> size, using font sizes and line thicknesses that I know would be good
> for, say, reproduction in a journal column; but also be able to print or
> export them scaled suitably for transparencies, posters, PowerPoint
> slides, etc.)

The Magnification option applied selectively to the Working and Printout
environments will most likely accomplish what you describe.  In the
default style sheet, this is already done.  The Printout environment
prototype for Graphics style cells sets the magnification at 0.8, which
means that graphics are printed at 80 % of the original size seen onscreen
in a notebook window.

P.J. Hinton
User Interface Programmer                         paulh at
Wolfram Research, Inc.
Disclaimer: Opinions expressed herein are those of the author alone.

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