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Percentage of original size - Adobe Indesign Windows

In PageMaker, if one places a graphic and then resizes (transforms) it, the Control Palette displays the new percentages, ie 58% horizontal and 67% vertical. This makes it easy to confirm that an image is (or isn't) in pro, or to return it to 100% of original size. However, in yet another ill-advised emulation of Quark, once a graphic has been resized in InDesign, the Control Palette shows only 100% on both axes, making it impossible to know the size status of a transformed image. If it's been distorted, re-placing it seems to be the only way to return it ...

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    In PageMaker, if one places a graphic and then resizes (transforms) it, the Control Palette displays the new percentages, ie 58% horizontal and 67% vertical. This makes it easy to confirm that an image is (or isn't) in pro, or to return it to 100% of original size.

    However, in yet another ill-advised emulation of Quark, once a graphic has been resized in InDesign, the Control Palette shows only 100% on both axes, making it impossible to know the size status of a transformed image. If it's been distorted, re-placing it seems to be the only way to return it to the original proportions in both directions.

    Is there a way to determine the percentage of original size, ala PageMaker, in InDesign?
    Stephen_Hawk@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: Percentage of original size

    Select the graphic with the direct selection tool and then open the info
    palette.

    Bob

    Robert_Levine@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: Percentage of original size

    I think what you are talking about is found using the Direct Selection tool and looking at the size again.
    Gabriel_Ayala@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: Percentage of original size



    However, in yet another ill-advised emulation of Quark, once a graphic
    has been resized in InDesign, the Control Palette shows only 100% on both
    axes... Is there a way to determine the percentage of original size, ala
    PageMaker, in InDesign?




    Stephen,

    Actually you can also find the size of a graphic in QuarkXPress.

    So it would seem that the InDesign engineers decided that nobody wanted that type of information about resized images. So there is no way to make InDesign work as well as either PageMaker or Quark.

    OK, now that other people reading this message have fallen off their chairs, I'll tell you the truth.

    Of COURSE InDesign can display the size and scale of a resized image. What kind of silliness would the engineers have done to take that out???

    Just click with the Direct Selection tool and look at wherever you were looking before to see the actual image size information.
    Sandee_Cohen@adobeforums.com Guest

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