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How do I change font size for Live Scripts?

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Philip on 5 Mar 2016
Commented: Melinda on 30 Jul 2020
The option to change the font size for the new "Live Scripts" is not in preferences where you can change all the other font sizes. On my installation, the Live Script font size is about 8, way too small. Thanks for the help.


Toby Driscoll
Toby Driscoll on 24 Mar 2016
Definitely a major issue. I tried using the live editor in my class today and the tiny font made it useless.
While you're at it, why not let us customize everything in the output, say with a style sheet?
Sarah Palfreyman
Sarah Palfreyman on 30 Mar 2016
When presenting, "Ctrl Shift +" can help increase the font size.
Luca Amerio
Luca Amerio on 29 Apr 2016
I had the same problem. I partially worked-around it using the "Export as PDF" option. It does a pretty well job and the output can be scaled how much you want.
Of course this is just a partial work-around as the PDF is no longer interactive!

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Accepted Answer

Daniel Borrus
Daniel Borrus on 1 Feb 2017
Finally figured it out.
On a mac, command+minus. Zoom in is command+plus.


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madhan ravi
madhan ravi on 16 Oct 2018
Madhan Ravi accepted the answer since the OP did'nt

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emmanuel vergara
emmanuel vergara on 13 Nov 2017
In windows using Matlab 2017b, press control and then scroll up or down with your mouse, it will change the size of everything displayed in the live script.


LeChat on 23 Aug 2018
Thanks! This also works on Ubuntu 18.04LTS.
Dhananjay Kumar
Dhananjay Kumar on 8 Jul 2019
Thanks a lot, worked in MATLAB 2019a

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madhan ravi
madhan ravi on 20 Jun 2020
Edited: madhan ravi on 20 Jun 2020
Alternatively one can change under view
  • zoom in (cmd +)
  • zoom out (cmd -)
P.S: On a Mac.

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Melinda on 30 Jul 2020
My toolbars on the sides are super tiny and the right hand side toolbar disapears if I zoom in as per the above instructions. Any other ideas on how to make it bigger?

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