Have you ever been in a meeting in which a presenter is showing content on a web page -- but the audience can't read it because it's too small? Then a guy sitting in the back of the room yells, "Control plus!". Because, as we all know (right?), "Ctrl+" is the universal key combination that zooms your browser content.
I'm that guy -- the one who is shouting out the key combos. Every time. And as it turns out, we don't all know about this handy way to magnify the content on a page. And do you know what else works? Holding down the Ctrl key while sliding the mouse wheel. That trick also works in Microsoft Office products like Excel, Word, and even Outlook e-mail.
With the latest release of SAS Enterprise Guide (version 7.12, released last week), you can now use these ubiquitous magical key combinations to zoom your SAS content: HTML results, process flow, data records, and even your SAS program code. In my lucky position as a SAS insider, I've been using this for months and it's absolutely my favorite new thing. Have a lengthy SAS program? Here's a fun thing to do: zoom the program editor out to 10% to see the shape of your code. Then compare with those from your friends and draw sweeping conclusions about each other, Rorschach-test style.
Here's a few animated screen shots from SAS Enterprise Guide 7.12, showing the Ctrl+ zooming in action for code, data, and HTML results:
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