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Re: Re: Printing, WYSIWYG, and Window Magnification?
WYSIWYG was never a priority for Mathematica notebook/documents; it's very frustrating, non knowing where the page will break. Until, that is, you reach a Zen state of mind where you no longer care what paragraphs accompany others on a page. Bobby On Sat, 05 Jul 2008 03:50:47 -0500, AES <siegman at stanford.edu> wrote: > 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?] > > -- DrMajorBob at longhorns.com