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Scale Percentage

Explorer ,
Aug 22, 2023 Aug 22, 2023

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Hi, indesign updated on me, and now its acting in way i dont like 🙂

 

If i create a object (text frame, frame tool etc) the x/y scale is marked at 100%. If i change the scale by 120%, the object size increases by 20%, however the x/y measurements in the transform window/control panel revert to 100%.

 

'Usually', if i scale a object, it shows the object scaled percentage, not always 100%

 

thanks in advance

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Enthusiast , Aug 22, 2023 Aug 22, 2023

Change to "Adjust Scaling Perentage" in preferences, see attached image. This should prevent the scaling percentages to be reset back to 100% after each change. I think Adobe has changed the factory setting for this a couple of times 😅

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Aug 22, 2023 Aug 22, 2023

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Change to "Adjust Scaling Perentage" in preferences, see attached image. This should prevent the scaling percentages to be reset back to 100% after each change. I think Adobe has changed the factory setting for this a couple of times 😅

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Aug 22, 2023 Aug 22, 2023

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ah.. thanks.. thats the one 🙂

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Aug 22, 2023 Aug 22, 2023

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Your welcome, hope it helps 🙂

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Aug 22, 2023 Aug 22, 2023

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This is not new behavior. For as long as I can remember, and I've used Indesign for mor that twenty years, scale opercentage is always 100% when an object is selected with the Selection tool, and you read the correct percentage of the content using the Direct Selection tool.

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Enthusiast ,
Aug 22, 2023 Aug 22, 2023

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Didn't they change the default setting for this at least once? I seem to remeber this happening, quite a few years ago. But I might be misstaken. Have also been using InDesign since V2. But since I also train people I end up using InDesign on many different computers and maybe it was just a custom global setting I encountered... 😄

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Aug 22, 2023 Aug 22, 2023

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it's possible the default preference has changed, but I don't recall it -- I'm a creature of habit and always go through teh prefs and set things first thing on new installs.

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Aug 22, 2023 Aug 22, 2023

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Same here and I am always a bit paranoid when it comes to the migration of settings... it often doesn't quite do the job as it should...

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Aug 22, 2023 Aug 22, 2023

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Hi @jasonb94222319 , Also, in case it isn’t clear, when the preference is set to Adjust Scaling Percentage, you have to watch out for conflicting scales—the parent container could be scaled differently than the image content. So if I’m not paying attention and select the parent container (black Selection tool), the Transform panel tells me it is scaled to 150%, but the image is actually scaled at 80%:

 

Screen Shot 11.png

 

If I direct select the image (white Direct Selection tool), I get the content’s actual scale, which is 80% not 150%:

 

Screen Shot 12.png

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