represents an object to be displayed with magnification r.


displays with expr magnified by a fixed factor.


  • Magnify magnifies every aspect of the image of expr, including fonts and margins.
  • Magnify can be applied to any element of any expression, including a graphic.
  • Values of r less than 1 will shrink the image.
  • Magnify[expr] is equivalent to Magnify[expr,GoldenRatio].


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Basic Examples  (2)

Control magnification of a string:

Control magnification of any expression:

Applications  (1)

Use Magnify to better observe structure in large expressions:

Possible Issues  (1)

Magnify may not scale controls that are drawn by the system:

Magnify will work on controls that do not use the system rendering:

Introduced in 2007