Zoom changes on window resize

Explorer ,
Jul 03, 2021 Jul 03, 2021

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I've noticed that recent versions of InDesign try to 'autofit' the document when the size of the window is changed, is there a way to disable this?

 

I keep finding that the document goes all 'wobbly' when I'm resizing the window too, which  Im guessing is related.

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Jul 03, 2021 Jul 03, 2021

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The best way to get past this is to select something — anything — in your document.

 

By default, InDesign will move to the center of a selected page/spread whenever you change your zoom setting. So no matter where you are, when you, say, press Cmd/Ctrl+2 (depending on whether you're using a Mac or Windows system, respectively) to get to 200% display size, InDesign will move from whatever zoom percentage you were at, wherever you were in the document, to show you the center of the page/spread at 200% display size.

 

But if you want to see a specific area of your document at a larger/smaller display size, just first select it with your Arrow/Selection Tool and then choose your desired display size. For example, if you first select a picture at the upper-right of your page then pick that 200% display size, InDesign will then use the center of the image for a reference point and zoom directly to that image in the upper-right corner of the page at 200% display size.

 

On resizing the application/document window itself, you'll often see the same jiggling whether or not something is selected. InDesign is again trying to center your document in the new window space. But if you click on something and change the display size, from say Fit Page in Window view (keyboard shortcut Cmd/Ctrl+0) to Actual Size view (Cmd/Ctrl+1) the selected item will pop to the center of the screen at your chosen zoom display size.

 

A couple other zooming keyboard shortcuts you might want to try:

Cmd/Ctrl+4 - 400% display size

Cmd/Ctrl+5 - 50% display size

Cmd/Ctrl+Opt/Alt+0 - Fit Spread in Window

Cmd/Ctrl+Opt/Alt+Shift+0 - Entire Pasteboard view - your page/spread and all the surrounding pasteboard area around the document high/low and side by side

 

Master these keyboard shortcuts and you'll be an InDesign page-zoomin' demon.

 

Hope this helps,

 

Randy

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Jul 11, 2021 Jul 11, 2021

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Thanks although this doesn't seem to be the case with the current InDesign, normally I would just zoom to a specific size and it would stop trying to change it automatically.

 

Now the whole page jiggles whenever I change the window size regardless of my zoom size... it also feels very slow and sometimes looks quite glitchy as it attempts to resize.

 

I imagine this is just yet another CC bug to add to the list

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