[newbie] make things bigger in presentation mode

    Jun 19 2010 | 10:16 am
    I want to make my number boxes and comments bigger, say 46pt, for better readability in Presentation Mode. But those boxes, when I drag with mouse, seems to grow wider only horizontally. If I change the boxes' display size in inspector, then it affects also normal pacthing view, make my patching window a disaster. Is there a way to make num boxes and comment boxes bigger ONLY in Presentation mode?

    • Jun 19 2010 | 11:09 am
      I believe you can just hold-down shift (or command) and drag to scale the objects just like adobe-illustrator.
    • Jun 19 2010 | 11:13 am
      When in presentation mode shift+click the resize handle and drag it. The object will then grow proportionally rather than just stretch horizontally.
    • Jun 19 2010 | 11:22 am
      right-click the object, go to the inspector. there you can change the font and size of the numbers
    • Jun 19 2010 | 11:35 am
      shift + drag does the trick!! fantastic...thank you very much. but where can I possibly get all this tricks? for example, in the default shortcut list, there are many stuff missing. where can I have complete list of all those handy tricks??
    • Jun 19 2010 | 1:22 pm
      well, actually shift + drag does not work. it makes boxes bigger also in the patching mode. I think it is impossible to make presentation mode ONLY size changing.
      too bad.
    • Jun 19 2010 | 9:13 pm
      This sounds like a *bug* to me. The expected behaviour is for the created UI in presentation mode to be independent from in patching mode.
      Imo, this should apply to font/font size as well, which is what's causing the problem for you.
      I suggest sending an email to support asking them if this can be changed.
    • Jun 19 2010 | 10:25 pm
      Yeah, might bog things down a little......and they're not exactly zippy as it is!
      I wasn't meaning to suggest having everything independent btw, just the visual attributes; that is, after all what presentation mode is for no?
    • Jun 20 2010 | 8:48 am
      raja, the patch you posted pleases me a lot. thanks.
      maybe I change the subject here, but it'll be nice to see Max become mouse-free environment one day. The graphical programming is certainly Max's power and beauty, but hand connecting patch cords (even with the help from Toolbox external)and Adobe software alike shift + drag, snap to grid kind of operations are very annoying. Maybe I should learn Javascript?
      Anybody doing their patching, GUI setting ups in script exclusively? Some good examples apart from official help files?