7 Replies Latest reply: Jun 22, 2012 4:07 PM by gavsci RSS

    heads up display

    gavsci Community Member

      The cusor flyout display in IA CS6 show you the size (height & width) of your object as you draw it. Is there a setting that I can use to force it to show me just a whole number (exple: 522 pt rather than 522.77 pt) without anything after the decimal point?

       

      Thanks in advance.

        • 1. Re: heads up display
          CarlosCanto CommunityMVP

          Nope, there's no way.

          • 2. Re: heads up display
            gavsci Community Member

            Thanks Carlos for responding, it took me a while to find it on the Adobe Help resourses because everyone uses their own terminology. Adobe calls it a Mearsurement Label and it is associated with the Smart Guide Prefferances and it didn't tell me how it could snap to a whole number without decimal values. I tried changing the snap setting in Smart Guides preferrences but it didn't help me out.

             

            Thanks again.

            • 3. Re: heads up display
              CarlosCanto CommunityMVP

              you're welcome, do you need the rounded numbers for any particular reason? or it just bugs you to see the decimals?

              • 4. Re: heads up display
                Larry G. Schneider CommunityMVP

                If you want whole numbers then make a grid in the units you want and use Snap to Grid.

                • 5. Re: heads up display
                  gavsci Community Member

                  Well it is bugging me, I was following a video and I see the instructor moving his cursor around and it's alway a whole number and he tells you to release when it gets to 522 for x & y. And it arrosed my curiousty why is mind always has number after the decimal. lol, I thought for sure there was a way to set it so it snap or constrains it to a whole number. I know in photoshop you can change what information it provides by holding shift, ctrl or alt, I thought it may be the same. Oh well, if I find something out I will let you know.

                  • 6. Re: heads up display
                    gavsci Community Member

                    Thanks Larry for your suggestion, there is always a work around i know that, in my case I was using the polar tool and using the polar grid tool allows me to make it the exact size. But I was hopping to take advantage of that Measuring Label when the Smart Guides are active to tell me when it's the right size without all the exrat steps.

                    • 7. Re: heads up display
                      gavsci Community Member

                      Well, I solved my mystery, my rulers are set to Points, in my preferences for Guides & Grids I set my gridlines for every 72 points and subdividion 8. The grid is not showing in my document, I have Smart Guides active and Snap to Points active and when I create my object the Measureing Label at the cursor reads a whole number all the time. Whew!