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Re: Printing, WYSIWYG, and Window Magnification?
In article <g4klfu$m8e$1 at smc.vnet.net>, Murray Eisenberg <murray at math.umass.edu> wrote: > Addendum: A Print Preview, whose absence Helen Read noted in another > post to this thread, is the single greatest improvement in the Front End > I can imagine now. > > Of course to want that, one has to believe in printed material. > I don't really understand the point being made (or implied?) in the final sentence above. For me, at any rate, all of the "printed material" I create, deal with, store, or occasionally print these days is created, read, stored, and occasionally printed in or from PDF format -- and the "occasional print" aspect means I would like these PDF files to be, except for rare exceptions, created in letter-size page format, with user-controllable option for portrait or landscape orientation. So without getting into semantic questions as to the meaning of "printed material", the basic question can also be phrased: How can one view a _magnified_ display of a Mathematica notebook on screen, with this magnified display showing the contents of the notebook in an exactly WYSIWYG representation (except for the magnification!) of what Mathematica will deliver a letter-size PDF file of that display? -- same line breaks, same page breaks, same line and paragraph spacings, same relative sizes of text and graphics, and generally everything usually thought of as included in WYSIWYG. [And as secondary points, how can one be sure that Mathematica will embed in this PDF any of it's own fonts that are used in the PDF, so that one does not run into font problems if the resulting PDF is transferred to another machine, or opened in another application? And also, even if one asks for a font like Helvetica to be used in graphics, Mathematica has an annoying habit of taking a negative axis label or tick value like "-10" and converting it into two separate strings, with the minus sign "-" in a Mathematica font as one string and the "10" in Helvetica as a separate string. There used to be an arcane option for blocking this behavior; does it still exist?]