I'm using Mathematica to create complex figures. I would like to work them out on small size images and then, just before exporting them, increase the ImageSize. But I find that when I change the ImageSize, the Text remains the same size and so the image does not resize proportionally. Is there a strategy for overcoming this?

Small Image Large Image

The first image has a small ImageSize and the second image has a large ImageSize.

  • $\begingroup$ The issue is that the text is not implemented as vector graphics. You can make it so, though, using this: mathematica.stackexchange.com/a/88378/38205 $\endgroup$
    – b3m2a1
    Commented Apr 2, 2017 at 3:55
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    $\begingroup$ Have you tried using something like FontSize->Scaled[.05]? $\endgroup$
    – Carl Woll
    Commented Apr 2, 2017 at 4:51
  • $\begingroup$ Related: (2475), (6661), (34909) $\endgroup$
    – Mr.Wizard
    Commented Apr 2, 2017 at 6:54

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In Mathematica 10.1 this scales well for me:

  {EdgeForm[{Thickness[0.01], Black}], Orange, Disk[]},
  {Thickness[0.015], Arrowheads[0.08], Arrow[{{0, 0}, {1, 1} Sqrt[2]/2`}]},
  {FontSize -> Scaled[0.05], Text["R \[LongEqual] 1", {0.5, 0.2}]}

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The critical detail being FontSize -> Scaled[0.05] which I see is exactly what Carl Woll already proposed in a comment. I also used Thickness rather than AbsoluteThickness for the EdgeForm and Arrow so that these elements scale as well.

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