is an option for Style and Cell that specifies what magnification to use for display.


  • Magnification is often set for styles of cells or whole notebooks instead of individual cells or objects.
  • Magnification magnifies everything, including fonts and margins.
  • Magnification affects spaces between cells as well as individual cells.


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Basic Examples  (1)

Specify the level of magnification:

Scope  (3)

Magnification affects everything including margins:

Magnification can be used for entire cells; magnification also affects CellMargins:

Magnification can be used as a notebook option:

Properties & Relations  (1)

For 2D and 3D graphics, use Scale for fine control over scaling and magnification:

Introduced in 1996
Updated in 2007