Creat a new A0 document. Place the original .indd in that, just as you would an image file, and scale.
since there is no default for New > A0 i am clicking on New > Document and pulling down to "Custom".
how do i get ID to show me INCHES or MM instead of what appears to be pixels ("Width" "50p9")? or am i just not understanding this because there is no Inches or MM showing as the unit...?
1. InDesign does not force you to work "in" some unit if you don't want that. Change your measurement units to whatever you want in the Preferences dialog, and the dialogs will follow suit.
2. ... Or just type in whatever unit you want. A0 is 841 by 1,189 millimetres, so you can type in
"841mm" and "1189mm" for width and height (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paper_size).
OK. this is fantastic.
is there some rational scale that the indd file is coming into this newly created (and objectively larger document)? i am Place'ing the indd file into the larger document and i click in the middle with what seems like a very small document and it ends up about four times the size of the A0 (when it was slightly less in size) and then i am in the process of running a bunch of 50 reductions on this place'd document.
if i wanted to - for instance - scale the original document UP by 1.3 X this does not seem possible.
is there a way to get it into the document at 1:1 that i am missing here?
BIG TIME THANKS for this.
so what is the difference between Indesign > Preferences > Units and Increments for the RULER UNITS and for the OTHER UNITS.
i mean, if i want to be able to enter inches for PAGE SIZE do i change Other Units and if I want to see the Rulers on the screen in Inches i change this setting too?
sorry. ignore this please. i see i have made some error in setting up the size of the destination document.
i will retry...
hi peter. you are awesome. thank you so much for getting this together.
Well since I'm still reading, anyway. The units for most things except stuff related to type and nudging with the arrow keys defaults to the ruler units. Type related (other than scaling) and nudging default to points, and the height and width scaling fields in the control and transform panels (and for type) default to percent. You can use any units you like in any field, as long as you tell ID what units you use, and they'll get converted automatically to the current default.
Placing your doc into a new one...
You can draw a frame first the size you want (probably the full page in this case), then place the page and fit content to frame proportionally and center, you can click and release the loaded place gun with no frame and it will place at 100% with the upper left corner where you clicked, or you can click and drag with no frame and ID will scale proportionally until you release the mouse. These are exactly the same options you have when placing an image.
Is your view setting set to High Quality Display? Are the links up to date in the original?
this doesn't have to do with the fact that i don't believe i checked "redefine styles" when i had to re-associate the fonts in the original document, does it??!!
hi peter. sorry.
it is really odd that this rasterization is in the destination document (the A0) doc but is not in the original.
was there a way for me to try and scale everything by 130% in the original so i am not Place'ing the original...?
or is this totally not the issue?
Make a PDF from the ne file and look at the text. It's probably fine. You're now lookinf at a scree prviwe of the original, rather than real thing, so some degradtion isn't unlikley. bu the PDF will be the test.
If you need to scale the original, make a copy, then use document setup to change the size, select all, then change the scale in the control panel.
I don't think failing to redefine the fonts in the styles is an issue in this case since you aren't adding any new text.