Re: Suggestions

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg111715] Re: Suggestions*From*: Murray Eisenberg <murray at math.umass.edu>*Date*: Wed, 11 Aug 2010 04:47:00 -0400 (EDT)

Using the Alt+ shortcut is already an expedient I'm reduced to using at times. Unfortunately, that gives the selected text a fixed font size. And although that will automatically scale if you magnify the document, it fails if you use a different environment. For example, if you switch to Presentation environment, now what was magnified can actually become smaller than the surrounding text! What's needed is a user-friendly means of specifying ratios of magnification rather than fixed-size magnification. On 8/10/2010 3:56 AM, Helen Read wrote: > On 8/9/2010 5:12 AM, Murray Eisenberg wrote: >> Yes, that works. But it seems unnecessarily indirect. When I'm typing a >> text cell, I hate to interrupt the flow of thought by going to a >> different cell to create the fraction, then put it into the text cell. >> >> What might be better is a Format menu entry for changing the fraction >> size change. >> >> Actually, the problem is even worse than fractions: integral signs, >> summation signs, etc., whose height one should be able to change easily >> (without the kludge of selecting the characters and specifying a >> different point size -- which then gets messed-up when you print or >> change to a different screen environment, such as Presentation). > > I habitually select the fraction or integral or whatever (Ctl-. is > helpful for selecting), then Alt-+ once or twice to enlarge it. I do > this so often I don't even think about it. It's all keyboard shortcuts, > and does not interrupt the flow of typing in a text cell. > -- Murray Eisenberg murray at math.umass.edu Mathematics & Statistics Dept. Lederle Graduate Research Tower phone 413 549-1020 (H) University of Massachusetts 413 545-2859 (W) 710 North Pleasant Street fax 413 545-1801 Amherst, MA 01003-9305