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numbers zoom in bug?

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hotwheels 22 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Oct 21, 2013 2:07 PM

i am experiencing what seems like a very old bug in numbers 09.

 

when i am looking at a spreadsheet and i want to see it closer and larger, i pulldown to Zoom > In. however, the first couple of times i do this the spreadsheet actually gets /smaller/. so i have to run this routine four or five times instead of twice.

 

does anyone else experience this and/or is there a way to fix this on my end?

 

also, is there a way to tell numbers how /much/ to zoom in by? for instance by some larger percentage?

 

i am always running this routine about two or three times more than i would like to because it does not zoom in enough for my tastes and when i add this to all the other (apparently) fixable but weird and idiosyncratic click-throughs that i have to do for some other reason this starts to add up to carpal tunnel when working for more than an hour or two.

 

TIA

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.5), win 7 + win xp in boot camp
  • Jerrold Green1 Level 7 Level 7 (28,150 points)
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    Oct 21, 2013 2:25 PM (in response to hotwheels 22)

    Command-Shift-> will enlarge in coarse steps. It's the keyboard shortcut for View > Zoom > Zoom In.

     

    You can also use the drop-down menu in the lower left corner of the sheet if you prefer using the mouse.

     

    Jerry

  • Wayne Contello Level 6 Level 6 (12,610 points)
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    Oct 21, 2013 2:40 PM (in response to hotwheels 22)

    I have seen this and just live with it.  You can post feedback to Apple using the menu item "Numbers > Provide Numbers Feedback"

  • Wayne Contello Level 6 Level 6 (12,610 points)
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    Oct 21, 2013 3:17 PM (in response to hotwheels 22)

    hotwheels,

     

    I have attempted in previous posts with you to relay that those of us who answer questions ARE FELLOW USERS.  We have no ability, what-so-ever, to affect and changes with Numbers or any other software Apple sells.  We get no compensation except the gratitude of those we try to assist.  Please, if you have a beef, post to Apple.  There is no point in asking your fellow users what we think regarding the liklihood and Apple do action X-- we have no knowledge of that.

     

    Best regards,

    Wayne

  • Jerrold Green1 Level 7 Level 7 (28,150 points)
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    Oct 21, 2013 3:19 PM (in response to hotwheels 22)

    HW,

     

    I'm sorry, but I don't seem to be sensitive to "over there". I don't recall where you reside. The Command keys are on both sides of the Space Bar. The Shift key is the one used to change case or to pick the alternate key assignment. So, simultaneously pressing the Shift key, the Command key and the Period key (Right angle bracket when shift is pressed) will get you the next larger zoom setting for your Sheet.

     

    Jerry

  • Jerrold Green1 Level 7 Level 7 (28,150 points)
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    Oct 21, 2013 3:47 PM (in response to hotwheels 22)

    hotwheels 22 wrote:

     

    hmmm. thanks jerrold.

     

    i think you are saying that CMD+SHIFT+the ./> key at the same time should get me zoom in? i mean, CMD and SHIFT and the PERIOD key? if so this is not working as i just get a beep. i have tried CMD + > and SHIFT + > and CMD + SHIFT + > but maybe i can figure this out later at some point.

     

    not sure why it wouldn't work but it is not working for some reason...

    Since I can't see your keyboard, all I can suggest is that you look at the View > Zoom menu and see what keyboard menu is indicated there. If the second key is a dual-symbol key, and the symbol indicated in the View menu shortcut notation is the upper one printed on the key cap, add the shift key.

     

    Jerry

  • Wayne Contello Level 6 Level 6 (12,610 points)
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    Oct 21, 2013 5:40 PM (in response to hotwheels 22)

    Numbers has had several minor updates but none to address many a problem.  Last major update was in 2012 (v 2.3) there have been minor updates since then.

  • Wayne Contello Level 6 Level 6 (12,610 points)
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    Oct 21, 2013 5:53 PM (in response to hotwheels 22)

    HW,

     

    <SHIFT> + '.'  (the period) is the right angle brace ('>')

     

    so the command:

    to zoom in is <command> + '>'  and

    to zoom out is <command> + '<' 

     

    in both cases you have to use three keys

     

     

     

     

    Screen Shot 2013-10-21 at 7.47.21 PM.png

     

     

    Here is the key combination for Zoom In:

     

    Screen Shot 2013-10-21 at 7.53.05 PM.png

  • Yellowbox Level 4 Level 4 (3,880 points)
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    Oct 21, 2013 6:27 PM (in response to hotwheels 22)

    when i am looking at a spreadsheet and i want to see it closer and larger, i pulldown to Zoom > In. however, the first couple of times i do this the spreadsheet actually gets /smaller/. so i have to run this routine four or five times instead of twice.

     

    What are you pulling down to get zoom?

     

    does anyone else experience this

     

    No. Menu > View > Zoom > Zoom in does what it says. It zooms in, not out.

     

    I can not reproduce the spreadsheet getting smaller before it gets bigger.

     

    Regards,

    Ian.

  • Wayne Contello Level 6 Level 6 (12,610 points)
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    Oct 22, 2013 11:33 AM (in response to hotwheels 22)

    HW,

     

    My crystal ball is working now and I predict there will be a Numbers update today.  At least that is what Apple Announced at the special event.

     

    I think this is good news.  will be interesting to see what is changed.

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