10 Replies Latest reply: Jun 10, 2012 12:03 AM by Victoria_Bampton RSS

    LR4 Book Module--are there zoom levels between full page and 1:1?

    Bob Metzler

      I haven't been able to find any zoom levels between full-page view and the Ctrl-U zoom that seems to be 1:1.  At full page, 12 point text is very difficult to read and edit and anything smaller is impossible.  At the Ctrl-U zoom level, I get about 40 characters of 12 point text across the screen & proofreading & editing a text box is very time consuming.  There must be something in between that I'm missing--please help!

        • 1. Re: LR4 Book Module--are there zoom levels between full page and 1:1?
          Victoria_Bampton CommunityMVP

          You'll find the zoom options across the top of the Preview panel, top left.  Yes, there is quite a jump between 1:1 and 4:1 view, although I'm finding 12pt in 1:1 view very readable.

           

          There are a couple of things that may help you.  Shift tab (with no text field selected) will hide the panels, making the viewing area larger, allowing you to see more in one go.  Alternatively, you could copy/paste the text into a text editor which would allow you to set the zoom level with much greater accuracy, particularly for longer stretches of text.

           

          I am interested to replace the issue though - what screen resolution are you using?  And what size book?

          • 2. Re: LR4 Book Module--are there zoom levels between full page and 1:1?
            Cornelia-I Community Member

            Hi Bob,

            In single page view you should have the same navigator panel as e.g. in Develop module. So you can define your own zoom ratios (same restrictions apply) and select them. Perhaps 2:1 could give you what is useful for text proofreading?

             

            Cornelia

            • 3. Re: LR4 Book Module--are there zoom levels between full page and 1:1?
              gatorjim2000 Community Member

              Cornelia-I wrote:

              In single page view you should have the same navigator panel as e.g. in Develop module. So you can define your own zoom ratios (same restrictions apply) and select them. Perhaps 2:1 could give you what is useful for text proofreading?

              Could you clarify, please? On my Mac version of LR, I don't see a Navigator panel in the Book module, only a Preview panel. So the only zoom options appear to be as explained above. Also, the "previous/next-zoom mode" keys only cycle through the fixed views described above.

              • 4. Re: LR4 Book Module--are there zoom levels between full page and 1:1?
                Bob Metzler Community Member

                Victoria, thanks!  You have solved my problem.  I have normally been hiding the left panel when in Book mode in order to get more screen area, so I never noticed the 1:1 zoom mode available or maybe thought that it meant the same thing as 1:1 means in Develop mode (one screen pixel per image pixel).   In Book mode, 1:1 shows one book page width.  The Book module 1:1 zoom, now that I know about it, works fine for entering and editing text, though I do have to do some panning, depending upon the size of my caption or text panel and padding.  I presume that this will scale with different book dimensions.  I'm presently working on a Blurb 12 inch square book; my NEC 21" monitor has native resolution of 1600 x 1200 pixels.

                 

                I could wish that Adobe provided a few more ways to find this 1:1 view in Book.  Adding fourth and fifth buttons for the 1:1 and 4:1 views at the lower left, following the Multi-page, 2-page-spread, single page Fit, would be nice.  Also, the View menu could have a choice (and Ctrl-code) for the 4:1 view.  I note that if I open the left panel, select 1:1, and then hide the panel, the view stays at 1:1 (full page width) until I go to 2-page spread of multi-page views.

                • 5. Re: LR4 Book Module--are there zoom levels between full page and 1:1?
                  Bob Metzler Community Member

                  Cornelia, thanks for steering me to the Book module Preview panel and its 1:1 zoom level.  You mentioned the ability to select other zoom ratios.  I know how to do that in the Navigator panel in Develop mode, but don't find any choices other than Fit, 1:1, and 4:1 in the Preview panel of Book mode.  If there were more zoom ratios, I'd use one that was somewhere between Fit and 1:1, but 1:1 and some panning works fine.

                  • 6. Re: LR4 Book Module--are there zoom levels between full page and 1:1?
                    gatorjim2000 Community Member

                    Bob Metzler wrote:

                    I could wish that Adobe provided a few more ways to find this 1:1 view in Book.  Adding fourth and fifth buttons for the 1:1 and 4:1 views at the lower left, following the Multi-page, 2-page-spread, single page Fit, would be nice.  Also, the View menu could have a choice (and Ctrl-code) for the 4:1 view.  I note that if I open the left panel, select 1:1, and then hide the panel, the view stays at 1:1 (full page width) until I go to 2-page spread of multi-page views.

                     

                    On the Mac version of LR4, in book mode there are shortcuts on the view menu for all of the page display options: cmd-E, cmd-R, cmd-T, cmd-U to select each one, along with cmd-minus and cmd-plus to cycle thru them. And everything works with the left panel collapsed. Sounds like you might be on Windows, so that might be a difference. Let us know. Thanks.

                    • 7. Re: LR4 Book Module--are there zoom levels between full page and 1:1?
                      Victoria_Bampton CommunityMVP

                      I'm pleased to hear it Bob!  Honestly, I doubt the zoom ranges will be added to the toolbar, as they try to keep the UI consistent, but you might find the Ctrl = and Ctrl - shortcuts useful, as they step through the zoom ratios.  The 4:1 view is called Zoomed Page View under the View menu.

                      • 8. Re: LR4 Book Module--are there zoom levels between full page and 1:1?
                        Cornelia-I Community Member

                        Hi Bob, sorry, you are right - there is no way to specify your own ratios... just the predefined Fit | 1:1 | 4:1

                        ...I should answer less from memory, but after true own hands-on .

                        Cornelia

                        • 9. Re: LR4 Book Module--are there zoom levels between full page and 1:1?
                          Bob Metzler Community Member

                          The problem, Victoria, is that the Ctrl= and Ctrl- shortcuts skip right across the 1:1 ratio, which is the only one really useful for type creation & editing in Book module.  Those shortcuts take you only among multi-page, 2-page spread, single page, and the 4:1.  That's part of the reason why I never found it until you & Cornelia told me about it.  I don't know why Adobe suppresses visibility of that particular zoom ratio.

                          • 10. Re: LR4 Book Module--are there zoom levels between full page and 1:1?
                            Victoria_Bampton CommunityMVP

                            So it does Bob!  That feels buggy to me... let me see what I can find out.