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Re: font size

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  • Subject: [mg97484] Re: [mg97451] font size
  • From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at>
  • Date: Sat, 14 Mar 2009 05:37:28 -0500 (EST)
  • Organization: Mathematics & Statistics, Univ. of Mass./Amherst
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The easiest thing to do is to use the magnification icon -- by default 
"100%" in the status bar of a notebook's window (the location of this 
varies with the platform).  Click there and then select 125%, 150%, etc.

But you'll need to do that each time you open a notebook.

Another way is to use the Options Inspector:

1.From the Format menu, select Options Inspector.

2. In the first field at the top of the pop-up Options window, from the 
drop-down list select Global Preferences.

3. In the left pane, click Notebook Options to open up a list of 
subcategories of options.  Select Display Options in that list.

4. Now in the right-hand pane you will see a line with the option 
Magnification, which has setting 1 by default. To change it, click the 
little icon at the right end of that line and select the magnification 
factor you want, e.g., 1.25.  (You'll notice an X is now displayed next 
to "Magnification".

5. Click the Apply button in the Options Inspector window.  Close the 
Options Inspector.

A third way is to modify the default style sheet. I don't recommend that 
for a beginner.

minimus wrote:
> Can someone tell me how to make the input output text, formulas, etc bigger 
> in font?
> I used to use the magnification but doing it every time I use mathematica is 
> tiring now.

Murray Eisenberg                     murray at
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