I'm trying to draw something to scale and some of the objects I'm drawing are under 1" in dimsention but for some reason flash seems to cap out at 1.00 (1") and won't display lengths any shorter than that. This isn't just for lines but rectangular areas too. anything less than 1"x1", such as 0.5"x0.25", is displayed as 1.00 x 1.00 and will only change if the object is larger. Even selecting a line and manually entering a length shoter than 1" will default back down to 1". How do I fix this? I have Flash 8 also installed and it does not have this problem.
Another problem, unrelated, is that the dimension of an object only display a max of 2 significant digits past the decimal. So an item may read as being 3.00 but might really be 3.0025. Same goes for coordinates where an object might read as being at 3.00 x 10.00 but will really be at 3.0045 x 10.005 (for example).
My version is 188.8.131.521 and I'm currently downloading the latest update but something tells me this won't fix the problem.
http://i.imgur.com/kQLfK.png in this screenshot a line that's under 1" is selected but the width dimension is reading 1.00 (1") which is clearly wrong
http://i.imgur.com/MtTIB.png in this screenshot two line segments are selected: one that's under 1" and one that's exactly 1". The lines are set 0.50 apart (1/2"). This should mean that the total area selected should be 1.00 x 0.50 (1"x 1/2") but it's still reading 1.00 x 1.00 which is also clearly wrong
http://i.imgur.com/DNZao.png in this screenshot there is one line segment selected that's larger than 1" and it reads correctly as having a width of 3.29. This line is set 0.78 down from the second line.
http://i.imgur.com/UcO9l.png in this screenshot all lines are selected which selects an area that's 3.29 x 1.28 which, because it's larger than 1.00 x 1.00, reads correctly.
So my question is how do i get Flash to recognize line segment and selected area dimsenions that are less than 1.00 (1") long?
That doesn't make sense. Why is it then able to read the dimensions of objects larger than 1.00x1.00 (pictures #3 and #4) but has a problem reading line segments are selected areas smaller than 1.00 x 1.00 (pictures #1 and #2)?
by comparison here's the same sort of test with Flash 8. http://i.imgur.com/883mM.png
Notice how the two selected line segments are not only less than 1" but are set apart less than 1" and yet the dimensions are listed correctly?
I really don't see how my display has anything to do with this since it's about the internal read of the program. I'm not trying to match up 1" in the computer with 1" on a ruler held up to my screen. I can have a line segment that's 1.0042 and it'll read that way in the properties even if it doesn't show it on the screen but if i try to make a line segment in any way shorter than 1" in the program (like 0.5") it won't display the size in the properties. Why is this a problem for CS6 but not a problem for 8?