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Wider Vertical Ruler ?

Feb 03, 2020

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Is it possible to get a wider vertical ruler? The numbers are awkward to read and slows you down.

Just wide enough for the numbers to read horizontally instead of from top to bottom.

It's just impossible to easily find individual measurements if they go to more than two digits.

This looks like there is an error in the UI. 

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Wider Vertical Ruler ?

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Is it possible to get a wider vertical ruler? The numbers are awkward to read and slows you down.

Just wide enough for the numbers to read horizontally instead of from top to bottom.

It's just impossible to easily find individual measurements if they go to more than two digits.

This looks like there is an error in the UI. 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Feb 03, 2020

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below you can post a feature request 

https://illustrator.uservoice.com

 

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This is not something I see on my machine. Has it always been like that?

Did you change something in Preferences > User Interface?

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Feb 03, 2020

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I can see the same behaviour (depending on the ruler units and the actual zoom level).

 

For example, if your ruler units are set to millimetre and the zoom level to 100 %, at least all triple-digit indicators are not very well organised on the vertical ruler.

 

It gets worse if you are trying to locate four-digit indicators.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Feb 03, 2020

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Windows?

This is Mac Mojave:

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Feb 03, 2020

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No, it is not Windows. It is Mac OS 10.14.6 and the latest (German) version of Illustrator.

 

Resetting preferences does not help, by the way.

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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This also Mac OS 10.14.6 and the latest (German) version of Illustrator.

On a Macbook Pro (13 inch, 2013)

Maybe you use an external or bigger monitor?

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I've already tested it on different machines with different monitors and different versions of Illustrator. The issue appears way too often. One version that worked as expected was Illustrator CS 2 (screen resolution 1920/1200).

 

However, legible rulers should not be dependent on different screen resolutions.

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Obviously (or perhaps), Ton.

 

Though sometimes I think that it could be an indication of professionalism if that kind of user voice or feature request were not necessary at all when it comes to remedy core abilities like the correct display of rulers. The issue has been there for quite a long time and I'd rather doubt that it is an unknown problem that no engineer in the Illustrator team is aware of.

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Scaling your UI up does improve spacing between numbers but does not improve legibility. It also makes the UI too big. The UI then takes up too much space even on bigger displays.

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@EugeneBotha,

does that behavior happens in all zoom levels?

 

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