I would like to decrease the magnification to a value of my choosing for printing purposes. How can I do this?
Screen magnification, set at the bottom right of the window, doesn't carry to print output.
In the option inspector we have Notebook Options -> Printing Options -> PrintingOptions -> Magnification. It seems to have no effect on printing output.
Update: Below I show the exact steps I take to try to reduce the magnification. I am using Mathematica 11.0.0 on OS X 10.11.6.
First I create a notebook with a lot of text in it:
My printing style environment is set to "Printout"
I go to File -> Print, then choose Open PDF in Preview (on OS X). I get an 11-page PDF:
Now I set both the Display Options and Printing Options magnification to 0.5.
I still get 11 pages when printing.
Now I change the printing environment to "Working" and try again. I get 22 pages regardless of magnification settings.