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Screen magnification: what should "100%" mean?

 
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rbean
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2005 1:34 pm    Post subject: Screen magnification: what should "100%" mean? Reply with quote

I have to set the screen magnification to about 80% to get the
rulers to be the right size-- since my screen is 96dpi, this
implies that Writer thinks it's 120dpi. This seems to happen in
both Linux and Windows. Is this a bug, or do I have something set
wrong?

It's not a big deal, but it seems like it shouldn't be too hard
to get it right. OTOH, Acrobat Reader seems to think my screen is
72dpi...
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mterk
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2005 12:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

With the zoom at 100%, an object that is 1 inch (in it's properties) should actually measure 1 inch on the screen. Try creating a 1" square in Draw to test. Adjusting the DPI should correct this. Try this (the instructions are for Windows, the the principle should be the same for Linux):
http://www.wordstar.org/computing/pages/monitor_cal.htm
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2005 5:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Surely it's the size on the printed page than matters, not the screen size?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2005 7:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It should be the same on screen and on paper--if you create a 1" square--it should also print at the same size.
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