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Re: Design choice for Printout Screen Environment

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  • Subject: [mg97036] Re: Design choice for Printout Screen Environment
  • From: Bob F <deepyogurt at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 3 Mar 2009 05:56:22 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <gogbt6$odv$1@smc.vnet.net>

On Mar 2, 3:20 am, David Reiss <dbre... at gmail.com> wrote:
> When Printing the default Screen Environment is "Printout".  I have
> always been puzzled about the design choice for one setting for this
> environment.  This is that the Magnification is set to 0.8.  Hence,
> printing of, for example, a Text cell in 10 point type, is rendered on
> the printed page as effective 8 point type.
>
> I cannot think of any sensible reason for this design choice (and I am
> very often having to fix this for people who want to see as Printed
> what they set up in their working notebook, which is usually worked
> with on the screen in the Working environment.
>
> It is, of course, easy to change this by editing the stylesheet...
> but it seems a very non intuitive design choice....
>
> Thoughts?
>
> --David

I would hazard a guess about it having to do with the aspect ratio of
a normal 8.5x11 page which is .7727272727272727... and 0.8 is close
enough. But this is a pure guess on my part.

-Bob


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