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Increase UI Scaling in InDesign On MAC

Community Beginner ,
Jun 19, 2019

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Does anyone know how to increase the interface size? ... In .ai the preferences does allow you to increase the tool size so they are more visible. I cannot find anyway to increase the interface in InDesign; my eyes can barely see the small font, tools are ok, but larger would be nicer.

Much appreciated, Laurel

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Hi, to my knowledge in ID you can't increase the interface size.

You can change the screen resolution or use the accesibility options on Mac

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Increase UI Scaling in InDesign On MAC

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Does anyone know how to increase the interface size? ... In .ai the preferences does allow you to increase the tool size so they are more visible. I cannot find anyway to increase the interface in InDesign; my eyes can barely see the small font, tools are ok, but larger would be nicer.

Much appreciated, Laurel

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Correct answer by CIA_Design | Adobe Community Professional

Hi, to my knowledge in ID you can't increase the interface size.

You can change the screen resolution or use the accesibility options on Mac

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Hi, to my knowledge in ID you can't increase the interface size.

You can change the screen resolution or use the accesibility options on Mac

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Community Beginner ,
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Yes thank you as I increase the screen resolution, (Command +) only the

documents get larger, not the actual interface for InDesign. EX: gmail

interface does expand when enlarging with command +, which is great.

Thanks for verifying ... wish they had an option for this sizing issue ...

purposely bought an iMac for large display - didn"t occur to me they would

reduce / fix the interface to barely legible.

On Wed, Jun 19, 2019 at 11:22 AM CIA_Design <forums_noreply@adobe.com>

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Jun 19, 2019

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No CMD + it's just to zoom in. But changing the resolution in the system pref on the Mac it's the only way at this moment to change this ! But you can vote on the Indesign Uservoice for a better Indesign

http://bit.ly/2L0J0st

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Hi Laurel,

Thanks for reaching out. As mentioned by Alexandre you can upvote this feature request.

UserVoice page the best way of communicating with the Engineering and Product Management teams regarding issues and suggestions so they can be implemented in future releases.

Along with that, you can also try UI scaling options in InDesign Preferences (InDesign > Preferences):

Regards,

Srishti

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Jun 21, 2019

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Thanks, will need to express interest to Adobe on the wish forum.

Best Laurel

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Community Beginner ,
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Hello Srishti,
Thank you all.

My inDesign preferences are different from yours, not sure why ???  (Please see bottom image.)

However by increasing my iMac System Prefs -  it helped / solved my issue.

Under resolution / scaled ... so simple, I couldn't find it.     .....      Is my face red? : )

Thanks everyone.

Screen Shot 2019-06-21 at 3.14.54 PM.png

UI Scaling ?.png

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Jun 21, 2019

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Srishti,

Why are you posting a Windows screenshot when the issue is with Mac?

And it now appears that the OP has found the setting in the O/S to fix this, I'll take this occasion to rant about the absolute god awful UI scaling on Windows. When is it going to get fixed?

Photoshop and Illy (yes, I know they are different applications) are fine so it can be done. HiDPI displays are nothing new anymore and it's time some attention was paid to this on the Windows side of things for InDesign!

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Adobe Employee ,
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Laurel, Bob is right. Your preferences are different than mine because I am using Windows. I am sorry I did forget that you are using MAC. I am glad that you are all set after increasing the UI size from system preferences.

Do let us know if you have any further query.

Regards!

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Bob, I totally missed that Laurel is using MAC. I am sorry about that. For issues with HiDPI displays, I have forwarded your feedback to the product team. You could also do the same on Adobe InDesign Feedback.

Thanks!

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Thanks, I’ve made my point clear in quite a few places. Maybe one of these days it will get some attention.

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 22, 2019

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NO problem, really its all about trying to help each other. Because of your

reply I searched further and found my system settings were not adjusted for

my needs.

Appreciated the quick response- thank you.

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Thanks, Laurel. Feel free to update if you have any further query.

Regards!

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Srishti:

Please explain this feature? 
Which selection would possibly make the icons of In Design bigger?

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