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Re: [Mathematica 6] Format->Magnification does not work on notebook

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  • Subject: [mg75683] Re: [Mathematica 6] Format->Magnification does not work on notebook
  • From: David Bailey <dave at Remove_Thisdbailey.co.uk>
  • Date: Tue, 8 May 2007 06:01:01 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <f1jrch$40g$1@smc.vnet.net>

Nasser Abbasi wrote:
> Is this a feature of a bug?
> It used to be (in 5.2) when I do  Format->Magnification->150%  (say), then 
> the WHOLE notebook will be magnified.
> 
> Now, when I do the same NOTHING happens. The fonts remain small.
> 
> One has to first go and select all the cells to be magnified, then do the 
> Format->Magnification->150%, and then only those cells are magnified.
> 
> I do not understand the logic of this. I guess/I hope,  that there is an 
> option to turn this "feature" off so that magnification will affect the 
> whole notebook as before, I'll go look to see if so.
> 
> But I think the old way was better. (just like the old help was better)
> 
> (To the Mathematica engineers: if it AINT broke, please do NOT fix it)
> 
> 
> Nasser
> 
> 
> 
I agree this is silly - those of us who are getting on a bit absolutely 
rely on that menu option!

One solution is to extend the MENUSETUP.TR file to include a command to 
magnify the entire notebook:

SetOptions[SelectedNotebook[],Magnification->2]

This might need elaborating if individual cells have already had their 
magnification set to a different value.

BTW, Always take a copy of MENUSETUP.TR before tinkering with it - even 
the tiniest mistake will prevent Mathematica loading!

David Bailey
http://www.dbaileyconsultancy.co.uk




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