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Re: Printout Fontsize Mystery

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  • Subject: [mg113592] Re: Printout Fontsize Mystery
  • From: David Reiss <dbreiss at>
  • Date: Thu, 4 Nov 2010 03:57:57 -0500 (EST)
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Because, for reasons I have never understood, the Printout Style
Environment in the Core.nb baseline stylesheet has a global
Magnification->0.8 setting. (note that you cannot edit this

 It always has puzzled me as to these Printout settings....

To get around this create a private style sheet for your notebook and
in it put in a cell and go to Cell>ShowExpression and edit the cell to
be the following (and then go to Cell>HideExpression:

Cell[StyleData[All, "Printout"],
 CellLabelMargins->{{2, Inherited}, {Inherited, Inherited}},

However note that this only changes this for those cellstyles that
inherit the setting from the top level (Text style is an example).
However if the cellstyle (e.g., Input)  has its own explicit setting
in the stylesheet then that will override this and you will need to
create a version in the private stylesheet for that.


On Nov 3, 3:57 am, Brad Rubin <bsru... at> wrote:
> I have my Text style, Printout style environment set like so:
> Cell[StyleData["Text", "Printout"],
>  CellMargins->{{0, 0}, {5, 5}},
>  FontFamily->"Times New Roman",
>  FontSize->12,
>  FontWeight->"Plain",
>  FontSlant->"Plain"]
> All of my magnification options are set to 1.
> So, why does the print font look more like 10 point instead of 12?  
> -- Brad

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