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Re: magnify Help Browser

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg37330] Re: [mg37298] magnify Help Browser
  • From: Murray Eisenberg <murraye at attbi.com>
  • Date: Wed, 23 Oct 2002 02:57:39 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Mathematics & Statistics, Univ. of Mass./Amherst
  • References: <NDBBJGNHKLMPLILOIPPOGECBDEAA.djmp@earthlink.net>
  • Reply-to: murray at math.umass.edu
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

No, a standard Windows magnifier does NOT seem to work here -- the 
student is already using a (commercial) magnifier, ZoomText, at my 
university's Assistive Technologies Center.

The problem is that you have to begin with a high quality, pre-magnified 
page; otherwise the fonts come out looking very "dotty".

If you use Mathematica's built-in magnifier in a notebook, it does 
provide enlarged, fairly smooth fonts.  Then when you zoom further -- 
and this student has to magnify things really large -- the resulting 
text is still readable.

David Park wrote:
> Murray,
> 
> On my Windows98 OS there is a Magnifier utility, activated by
> 
> Start\Programs\Accessories\Accessibility\Magnifier
> 
> It splits the screen into two panels and provides a magnified view in the
> top panel of the pointer region in the lower panel. It magnifies anything on
> the screen, including all portions of the Mathematica Help.
> 
> David Park
> djmp at earthlink.net
> http://home.earthlink.net/~djmp/
> 
> From: Murray Eisenberg [mailto:murraye at attbi.com]
To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
> 
> 
> I have a student using Mathematica 4.2 (under Windows) who has major
> visual impairment.  With the aid of a standard utility (ZoomText)
> together with Mathematica's built-in magnification, he is able to read
> ordinary Mathematica notebooks.  But not the all-important Help Browser.
> 
> How can one mangify the Help Browser window -- not just the main panel
> but especially the rows of buttons at the top and the 4 panes between
> the buttons and the main panel?
> 
> --
> Murray Eisenberg                     murray at math.umass.edu
> Mathematics & Statistics Dept.
> Lederle Graduate Research Tower      phone 413 549-1020 (H)
> University of Massachusetts                413 545-2859 (W)
> 710 North Pleasant Street
> Amherst, MA 01375
> 
> 
> 
> 

-- 
Murray Eisenberg                     murray at math.umass.edu
Mathematics & Statistics Dept.
Lederle Graduate Research Tower      phone 413 549-1020 (H)
University of Massachusetts                413 545-2859 (W)
710 North Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA 01375



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