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Re: Error Message on Magnification

The User Interface Group of Wolfram Research has helped me solve the 
problem. The problem seems to come from a bad style definition in 
$UserBaseDirectory. I don't remember I made any changes to the stylesheet 
anyway, but when I renamed the whole directory and let Mathematica created a 
new one, the error disappeared.

Thank you all for your kind attention on this matter. Your suggestions are 
much appreciated.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Tong Shiu-sing" <sstong at>
To: <mathgroup at>
Sent: Sunday, September 25, 2011 10:36 AM
Subject: [mg121692] Re: Error Message on Magnification

> Thanks for the suggestion, but all options seem to be normal, the value
> of the Magnification is set to 1. for the Display Options and 100% for
> Window > Magnification at the menu item.
> The error appears every time I enter Mathematica, and every time I leave
> a beep and the same message appears.
> A red background appears on EVERY plot I make in EVERY notebook, and the
> error message appears in the message box. The red background disappears
> when I re-size the notebook, change it display, or select the cell and
> choose Format > Clear Formatting. But it is so annoying that I could not
> work properly.
> I wonder if it is a problem in the setting, or a bug in Mathematica.
> Please help.
>  Perhaps you might start by looking at the option inspector in the
> Format menu. Select Global|NotebookOptions|DisplayOptions and see what
> is the value set for Magnification (last item on the right hand side).
> Alternatively, in the Window menu, check for Magnification and, if
> possible, choose one of the values in the list.
>  -Tomas
>  > Dear All,
>  >
>  > The following error message keeps on appearing in my Mathematica 8,
>  > repeatedly
>  >
>  > "The specified setting for the option Magnification cannot be used."
>  >
>  > The message reappears even if I close all the files and launch
> Mathematica
>  > again. I don't know what setting on magnification that I have set
>  > accidentally and how to fix it. Grateful if anyone can help.
>  >
>  > Regards,
>  > Dominic
>  >
>  >

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