Tomas Garza wrote: > I just tried your experiment in my PC with Mathematica 8.0.4 running > under Windows Vista. The results were as expected: the first cell(input) > was in 12 point Courier, and the three text cells (in Times New Roman) > printed (in my Lex mark injet printer) exactly as formatted: 12 point, > 11 point and 10 point. Each of them had some text ("this is a text") > and included the expression typed in the input cell (Sin[theta] > Exp[-theta], where theta is in Greek). I couldn't detect anything > wrong with it. Perhaps you could describe in detail the formatting > steps you used. I think the magnification has nothing to do with the > problem. > -Tomas > I think you're right about the magnification being irrelevant. It looks like it's a Mac-specific problem, then. In the trivial test notebook I used, all I did for the three Text Cells was to select each (separately) by its bracket then, using the Font window (Cmd-t) pick a font size, 10, 11, or 12 pt. Then I printed the results. Couldn't be much simpler.
One problem with on-screen font-size differences is that different typefaces have inherently different sizes. But this is a separate issue.
>> Date: Mon, 21 Nov 2011 04:25:40 -0500 >> From: email@example.com >> Subject: Re: special character size >> To: firstname.lastname@example.org >> >> Gary wrote: >>> Instead of changing the font size in the cell to see larger entry >>> text, I use Magnification in the Windows menu. It appears to affect >>> Roman and Greek text equally. >>> >>> OS X 10.6.8, Mathematica 8 >>> >> Gary, thanks for the suggestion. It led me to run a series of >> experiments, whose results at first were confusing (part of the delay in >> responding). Now I think I've got a bit of a handle on the problem. >> The handle, unfortunately, rather than being a solution, points to a bug >> in Mathematica's (version 8.0.4) printing system, at least as manifested >> on my machine running Mac OS X.6.8. >> >> On a test notebook page I placed an Input cell and three Text cells >> (which included in-line expressions). The expression Input cell was in >> Courier 12 pt; the Text cells had identical content and differed only in >> font size: 10 pt, 11 pt, and 12 pt. Three typefaces were tried: Monaco, >> Menlo, and Courier. On screen the text in the Text cells varied in size >> just as you'd expect, increasing about 10% for each point increase in >> size. But in every case and all typefaces tried, when printed on my >> LaserJet, the text of the 11 pt Text cell was significantly bigger than >> that of the 12 pt Text cell. >> >> This test was done with Option Inspector magnification set to 1.25 and >> the screen window magnification (lower right box in the window frame) >> set to 1.00. With these reversed, the results were unchanged. >> >> If anyone has any suggestions for getting around this quirk, I'd sure >> like to learn it. >> >> - Dushan >> (reverse middle word in address to reply) >> >>> On Nov 15, 2:53 am, Dushan Mitrovich<dush...@nnips.net> wrote: >>>> When writing text in a notebook I use a font size that's easy for me to >>>> see (11). But when I enter special characters, such as Greek, they >>>> appear quite a bit smaller, so I have to highlight them and increase >>>> their size (Cmd-= on a Mac). In Option Inspector if I increase the >>>> FontSize, it increases everything including the plain text. What's the >>>> recommended way to get more uniformity in character size? >> >>