Version 3.4 of NextReports Designer makes use of moving to Java 1.6 and brings a wanted feature.
Report Layout can be zoomed between 50% and 300%. Values outside this range were not considered suited for designer. A zoom can be done with the spinner in the top right corner or with the CTRL + mouse wheel, same way as browsers zooming.
This feature is most useful if font size for a cell is too small. If that cell also contains a database column , the user interface combobox popup will have items which cannot be understand. By zooming the layout, this is not true anymore and user can see what he is doing.