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    Hello, my name is Kraig. I recently purchased a IPad Mini and have a hard time reading magazines do to small screen andprint and the inability to change font size. I have no problem with my wife's full size IPad, but it's too big. E books I can
    Read on my smart phone (tiny screen) because the font size and format adjust to the size of the screen. Am I missing a setting or am I stuck straining to read magazines. I just may return the mini and get the big IPad.
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    Why can't you resize the fonts on the mini? The Kindle app does that. Also, I have several other magazines that I can read in my mini....Zinio's version of PC magazine all works fine. The new tech magazine works fine...as does Distro by the engadget people.
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    Most (but not all) magazine apps use fixed page layouts. That means no resizing of the fonts.

    However; most magazines also support 2X zooming. You tap, or double tap the page to zoom in/out. This works pretty well in magazines with double (or more) column layouts, and is usually usable in more scattered layouts.

    Moving between landscape and portrait orientation gives a bit more flexibility.

    Finally, there is always the built in Zoom feature in Settings > General > Accessibility. When turned you you can use some three fingered gestures to zoom in/out, adjust zoom level, and scroll around. They are described on the settings page for Zoom.

    How well this translates to the iPad Mini, I don't know. I'm still using the iPad 3 and iPhone. And other than one of the very few magazines that does not use fixed layout, I don't do magazines on the iPhone.
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