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Re: Re: Format->Magnification does not work

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  • Subject: [mg75707] Re: [mg75658] Re: Format->Magnification does not work
  • From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at>
  • Date: Wed, 9 May 2007 04:23:44 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Mathematics & Statistics, Univ. of Mass./Amherst
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It works on my 32-bit Windows XP Pro system.

roby.nowak at wrote:
> On 7 Mai, 11:40, Carl Woll <c... at> wrote:
>> 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
>> If you are using Windows, then there should be a little 100% line on the
>> bottom right that you can use to change magnification.
>> For other OS's, if that option doesn't exist, then a more tedious method
>> is to use the option inspector.
>> 1. Start the option inspector
>> 2. Change applicability to Selected Notebook.
>> 3. Lookup Magnification
>> Carl Woll
>> Wolfram Research
> hi carl,
> sorry but working under XP-professional your suggestions don`t work.
> yes, i can see the mag percentage at the bottom, yes, i can change the
> number, yes, it gets chaged, but sorry to say no effect on the
> display.
> bad enough the mag seems to be fixed at 80%.
> regards
> Robert Nowak

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