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How can I get Flash CS6 to recognize line segments shorter than 1" while in inches mode?

Nov 27, 2012 2:11 AM

Tags: #flash_professional #inches #cs6 #flash_cs6 #line_segment #line_properties #line_dimensions

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 12.0.0.481 and I'm currently downloading the latest update but something tells me this won't fix the problem.

 
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  • kglad
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    Nov 27, 2012 11:23 AM   in reply to everfalling

    click on an empty part of your stage (or the backstage) and take a screenshot of your properties panel.  attach the screenshot here.

     
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  • kglad
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    Nov 27, 2012 2:49 PM   in reply to everfalling

    leave your properties panel there, click the line tool and drag the cursor on-stage a fraction of an inch and take a screenshot before releasing and after releasing.  attache the two screenshots.

     
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  • kglad
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    Nov 27, 2012 4:32 PM   in reply to everfalling

    that looks like it's working as expected.

     

    what do you see that you think is unexpected?

     
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  • kglad
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    Nov 27, 2012 5:40 PM   in reply to everfalling

    i don't think flash can determine your screen size (in inches or anything other than pixels) and therefore it can't determine shape sizes (in anything other than pixels).

     
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  • kglad
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    Nov 27, 2012 6:06 PM   in reply to everfalling

    it's not reading them correctly.  it depends on your screen size whether flash happens to give an accurate measurement.

     
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  • kglad
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    Nov 27, 2012 9:01 PM   in reply to everfalling

    unless you happen to have a montior with 72px/inch, flash isn't going to get it right.

     
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  • kglad
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    Nov 28, 2012 8:12 PM   in reply to everfalling

    if you're not using 1 inch to measure 1 inch on your computer screen what does 1 inch mean?

     
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