How to set up screen resolution for actual size zoom?

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Mar 31, 2011 Mar 31, 2011

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I have a monitor with 109 ppi resolution, and I`ve already set this resolution in photoshop and acrobat preferences, but i can`t find where in illustrator cs5 it can be set up, so i would be able to preview my artworks in correct actual print size.

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Community Expert , Mar 31, 2011 Mar 31, 2011

109/72 = 151.3%     To get the screen view to be at print size set it to 151%.

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LEGEND ,
Mar 31, 2011 Mar 31, 2011

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It's not an Illie thing. Go to System Preferences > Displays and change your screen resolution.

(I hope you weren't fiddling with Document Raster Effects Settings. They control raster output, not screen resolution.)

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109/72 = 151.3%     To get the screen view to be at print size set it to 151%.

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Mar 31, 2011 Mar 31, 2011

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I`am sure that there is a way to set screen resolution for correct ZOOM TO ACRUAL SIZE inside the ILLUSTRATOR CS5 preferences.

On the screenshot below there is an example, how it is done in photoshop:
Screen shot 2011-04-01 at 0.43.44 copy.png
My problem is that I can`t find where screen resolution is set in ILLUSTRATOR preferences.

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Community Expert ,
Mar 31, 2011 Mar 31, 2011

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Because you can't. Illustrator assumes 72 ppi and everything is measured by this.

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New Here ,
Mar 31, 2011 Mar 31, 2011

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Are you 100% sure?

If you can`t, then what is this -
Screen shot 2011-04-01 at 0.58.44 copy.png
And how to make it work CORRECTLY (as i already done in other CS5 applications) with my imac 27 inch display that have 109 ppi ?

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Community Expert ,
Mar 31, 2011 Mar 31, 2011

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I told you. Set the zoom level of your view to 151%. 109/72

Here's a little JavaScript which can do the work for you.

//////////

var ZF = prompt ("Enter the zoom factor you wish to use, 1.00 = 100%", 1.00, "Zoom to New Size");

if ( app.documents.length > 0 ) {
app.documents[0].views[0].zoom = ZF;
}

//////////////

Copy the above, open the ExtendScript Tool Kit application from the Adobe Utilities folder and paste this into a new windo. Save as Zoom_to.jsx.

AI uses a multiplication factor so 151% for this would be 1.51. Then have an open document in AI and run the script.

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Community Beginner ,
Aug 01, 2014 Aug 01, 2014

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Hello! I am having a problem with the screen size in Illustrator (I upload a screen shot compearing how I see Photoshop in mi PC and near how I see Illustrator).

ill and ph.jpg

As you can see Illustrator looks bigger. Do you know how to change it? It is really anoying work like this and I can't find the option to change it. Please help me!

Thanks!

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Community Expert ,
Aug 01, 2014 Aug 01, 2014

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Please read the complete thread you posted in.

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Community Beginner ,
Aug 01, 2014 Aug 01, 2014

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I'm sorry Monika. it's the first time I post in this forum and I'm learning how to use it. Sorry.

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Community Expert ,
Aug 01, 2014 Aug 01, 2014

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No need for excuses, it's just that the solution is already there.

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Mar 04, 2015 Mar 04, 2015

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Go to Edit > Preferences > User Interface and select Scale to lower supported Scale factor.


This will reset adjust the UI to 100%. You can hover over the info icon and see more details.

This happens because your OS scaling level is higher.


Good Luck.pref.png

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Community Beginner ,
Aug 21, 2015 Aug 21, 2015

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ion.tarna.. this is what i'm seeing in my prefference's... not the same

Its crucial that in photoshop and illustrator.. i can see the my document at actual size! truely at 100 percent. I just noticed it this evening.


so pref.png

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New Here ,
Oct 03, 2016 Oct 03, 2016

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Thank you!!! I had been looking for this for like an hour

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Sep 22, 2021 Sep 22, 2021

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THANK YOU SO MUCH 

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Apr 02, 2018 Apr 02, 2018

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Do vote / comment on this topic to help Ai team prioritize this: 100% size is actually actual size – Adobe Illustrator Feedback

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Sep 21, 2022 Sep 21, 2022

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I had trouble with this until I clicked Pixel Preview

line49_0-1663817471200.png

Maybe that's all some people finding this page actually need.

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