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Change the magnification by default of Mathematica notebooks

Posted 1 year ago
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Hello all. I want to increase the magnification by default of my notebooks in Mathematica.

I go to Edit/Preferences and then look at Advanced/Open Options Inspector. There I go to Notebook Options/Display and then Magnification. Then I increase the Magnification, say to 1.25

After that I click Apply...but nothing happens!!! No effect whatsoever

There must be a very simple solution to this... Can somebody help me?

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Posted 1 year ago

Edit/Preferences/Interface has a PopupMenu for selecting magnification

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But Global Magnification is going too far for me.

How would one just change the Magnification of documentation notebooks?

Many thanks Hans, it works!

@david

Documentation notebooks use a built-in stylesheet and they have disabled editing it using the standard mechanism, grrr... but you can likely go edit the file directly, likely located at

FileNameJoin[{$InstallationDirectory,"SystemFiles","FrontEnd","StyleSheets","Wolfram","reference.nb"}]

which I learned by running the following in a documentation notebook enter image description here

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