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Re: Magnification?

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  • Subject: [mg86107] Re: [mg85972] Magnification?
  • From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at>
  • Date: Sun, 2 Mar 2008 13:54:54 -0500 (EST)
  • Organization: Mathematics & Statistics, Univ. of Mass./Amherst
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I'm not seeing this (under Windows) with 6.0.1.

At step 2), I already have evaluated Integrate[Exp[-24x] Cos[25x],x].  I 
type Magnification in a new Input cell in that notebook.  I select the 
output from that Integrate input.  I change the magnification setting at 
the little drop-down menu in the window's status bar at the bottom.  The 
ENTIRE notebook's magnification changes.

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 . . .

Murray Eisenberg                     murray at
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University of Massachusetts                413 545-2859 (W)
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