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Re: Magnification?

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  • Subject: [mg86013] Re: Magnification?
  • From: "D. Grady" <D.C.Grady at>
  • Date: Sat, 1 Mar 2008 04:48:36 -0500 (EST)
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This doesn't seem to be happening to me with version 6.0.1 on OS X.

Are you sure you're not changing the magnification on a per-cell
basis, when you mean to change the notebook-wide default
magnification?  What does the Option Inspector say about the problem


AES wrote:
> 1)  Changing the magnification value in the small drop-down menu at the
> bottom left of a notebook window obviously magnifies the on-screen
> display (but presumably NOT the printed page contents resulting from a
> Print command?)
> For example, select all the cells in a NB; set this magnification number
> to, say, 150%; the whole notebook expands as above.
> 2)  Now, type the word Magnification into a new Input cell, then select
> *anything* else in the NB -- another cell, a word in another cell, all
> the cells in the NB; then again change the magnification value in the
> little bottom drop-down menu:
> **Only the word Magnification in that one input cell changes (even
> though it's no longer selected).  Nothing else -- including any other
> selection you make -- changes size.**
> In fact, you can run the word Magnification way up, or way down, in size
> this way.  The value in the little menu and the size of the word
> Magnification in the one NB cell change to various values; the rest of
> notebook doesn't change at all.
> At least that's what I'm seeing, right now . . .
> 3)  OK, now shrink the Magnification word to 50% as above, leaving the
> rest of the NB at, say, 150% (though the little menu says 50%).
> Then select all cells; go to the Format >> Magnification menu; and
> select various values, say 100%, then 200%, etc.
> **The entire notebook changes to those new sizes -- including the word
> Magnification, which jumps into sync with rest of notebook and follows
> along through all size changes.**
> 4)  Having done the preceding, leave the display at some new size;
> select all cells; then return to the little drop-down menu at the bottom
> of the NB window and try to further change NB magnification from there,
> as you had done earlier.   Result:
> **The little magnification menu has now apparently ceased to function AT
> ALL: Neither the entire NB nor the word Magnification any longer change
> size (though the number in the menu field changes value appropriately).**
> -----
> At this point, I give up . . .

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