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InDesign displays the current zoom level in the tab with the document name in the upper left.  It also displays the zoom in the status bar at the bottom of the window.  Why are these different numbers?  The tab is 100%, and the status bar is 66.67%

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Brandon said:

"…It's interesting that the two different zoom measures are always 3:2.…"

Hm. Do you scale your user interface?

( That's an InDesign preference. There are two options for this. )

 

FWIW: I never experimented with scaling my user interface, so it's just guesswork…

 

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Different zoom indicators (Windows)

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InDesign displays the current zoom level in the tab with the document name in the upper left.  It also displays the zoom in the status bar at the bottom of the window.  Why are these different numbers?  The tab is 100%, and the status bar is 66.67%

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Brandon said:

"…It's interesting that the two different zoom measures are always 3:2.…"

Hm. Do you scale your user interface?

( That's an InDesign preference. There are two options for this. )

 

FWIW: I never experimented with scaling my user interface, so it's just guesswork…

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender

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You dont accidentally have 2 files open, do you? Or two views?

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Mike, Appreciate your response.  I am not familiar with views.  But this occurs on all documents.  Thanks, Brandon

 

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I've never experienced that. (I've seen rounding, i.e., 61.99% in the status bar and 62% in the document tab) but not numbers that are so far off.

 

What version of InDesign? What operating system? Have you tried rebuilding cache/preferences?

https://www.rockymountaintraining.com/adobe-indesign-rebuilding-preferences-cache/

 

~Barb 

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Yes, I've never seen that nor heard of it before. Interesting.

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Barb, Thank you so much for your reply.  As a relative newcomer to InDesign, it's encouraging to see someone as qualified as you think this is unusual :).

 

I am running Windows 10, current version of InDesign (15.x.  CC indicates up to date).  I carefully walked through all of the steps in the instructions in your article (linked), restarted device.  No change :(.

 

It's interesting that the two different zoom measures are always 3:2.  Anyway.  I am guessing reinstall is the next step?  Thanks again for all of your help.  Brandon

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Hi together,

something like that could happen if you do a second, a split view on the same document.

That's not the same as a second layout window for the same document:

 

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Thanks Uwe.  But I double checked to make sure view was/is not split.  Brandon

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Brandon said:

"…It's interesting that the two different zoom measures are always 3:2.…"

Hm. Do you scale your user interface?

( That's an InDesign preference. There are two options for this. )

 

FWIW: I never experimented with scaling my user interface, so it's just guesswork…

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender

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Uwe, You are correct: this resolved the issue.

I deselected UI scaling, and both measurements are the same now.  Thank you so much Uwe, Mike, and Barb for your time, attention, and expertise.  Brandon

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OK, weird. Now my install is doing it, too, at about a 2:1 difference. Top says 100% and the bottom says 50%.

This happened after I was playing around with the split window button in the bottom right corner of InDesign.

Mike Witherell

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I'm looking at a 4K monitor with Windows 10 scaling the text in the display to 200%

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Hope I didn't mess you up my friend!

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