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Why is the zoom level in InDesign not correct?

Apr 3, 2013 3:09 AM

Since I am using InDesign not only for printed matter, but also for digital publishing,

I find it very strange that the zoom level is not correct.

 

If I put the zoom on 100%, a square of 100px wide is 152 pixels wide on my screen.

I have to put my zoom manually to 67% to achieve 100% (less or more)

 

Can I change this somewhere?

 

Thank you!

Jill

 
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    Apr 3, 2013 7:41 AM   in reply to Echtgoed

    It's based on the resolution of your monitor.

     

    For example, if your resolution of your monitor is 96ppi - then it will be

     

    72/96*(100) = 75 pixels being shown at 100%

     
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  • Rob Day
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    Apr 3, 2013 12:31 PM   in reply to Echtgoed

    The zoom scale is changed with CS6. In previous versions 100% was the same as Photoshop where the pixel to monitor res is 1:1. In CS6 100% is the actual print size.

     

    Double-click the Magnifier tool to get the old 1:1 ratio

     
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  • Rob Day
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    Apr 3, 2013 12:35 PM   in reply to Echtgoed

    You can also get the old zooming via a script. See this thread:

     

    http://forums.adobe.com/message/4502015#4502015

     
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