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Zooming with Mouse - Macromedia Freehand

Hi everyone, As I mentioned in a previous post I am a new Freehand user and am liking this program more and more everyday. I also mentioned how I switched to Freehand from CorelDraw. Corel had one feature that I am always wishing every program had (AutoCAD also has it)...the ability to zoom using the mouse wheel. Scroll forward...zoom in. Scroll back...zoom out. Very VERY handy feature. I've been trying to find a way to get Freehand to emulate this, but the best I can come up with is keyboard shortcuts. Any suggestions are appreciated. Mark Stratton...

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    Hi everyone,

    As I mentioned in a previous post I am a new Freehand user and am liking
    this program more and more everyday.

    I also mentioned how I switched to Freehand from CorelDraw. Corel had one
    feature that I am always wishing every program had (AutoCAD also has
    it)...the ability to zoom using the mouse wheel. Scroll forward...zoom in.
    Scroll back...zoom out. Very VERY handy feature. I've been trying to find a
    way to get Freehand to emulate this, but the best I can come up with is
    keyboard shortcuts.

    Any suggestions are appreciated.

    Mark Stratton


    Mark Guest

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    On Thu, 8 Jul 2004 08:15:33 -0600, "Mark"
    <mstrattonleespecialties.com> wrote:
    > I also mentioned how I switched to Freehand from CorelDraw. Corel had one
    > feature that I am always wishing every program had (AutoCAD also has
    > it)...the ability to zoom using the mouse wheel. Scroll forward...zoom in.
    > Scroll back...zoom out. Very VERY handy feature. I've been trying to find a
    > way to get Freehand to emulate this, but the best I can come up with is
    > keyboard shortcuts.
    It might be handy, but it may be limited compared to the CTRL-SPACE
    click (or drag) and CTRL-ALT-SPACE click that FH and most other
    drawing programs offer. Have you tried that?
    ______
    Ken
    ellipsis design
    (remove the _xx_'s)
    Ken Kehl Guest

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    Thanks, Ken, I didn't know about that.

    I just tried it and it works okay, but I like my own shortcut keys
    better...and I still like the scroll wheel zoom better.

    Oh well.


    Mark Guest

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    On Fri, 9 Jul 2004 08:19:25 -0600, "Mark"
    <mstrattonleespecialties.com> wrote:
    > I just tried it and it works okay, but I like my own shortcut keys
    > better ...and I still like the scroll wheel zoom better.
    Yep, it's all a matter of what you're used to. Over the years I have
    worked with many mainstream DTP apps that use some variation of the
    'Page Grabber' hand and zoom feature, so it became second nature. That
    kind of continuity and familiarity is valuable in a production
    situation.
    ______
    Ken
    ellipsis design
    (remove the _xx_'s)
    Ken Kehl Guest

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    Hey there, I am right there with you. I'm constantly spinning my mouse wheel
    when I am using FreeHand MX; of course it doesn't do anything. That has got to
    be one of the most user friendly zoom tools being used in CAD and graphic
    programs today. To be quite honest...it s me away that Macromedia isn't
    using it in FreeHand! I know that some say, 'It's just what you are used to.'
    Well...I politely say BUNK! I use FreeHand more than the others, and the
    'Cntrl-Space and Cntrl-Alt-Space' key method is way too combersom by
    comparison. Here's to hoping that they listen to their users! See ya, Jeff

    VisionJem Guest

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    Probably my most-used keystrokes in FH are those for 50%, 100%, 200% & 400%
    zoom, Fit to Selection, and Fit to Window. These plus holding down the key
    to invoke the Magnify Tool then quickly marqueeing the area I want to fill
    the screen cover my needs nicely. Another program I use (PagePlus) has the
    mouse wheel zoom feature and it IS cool, but I've truly never missed it in
    FH.

    Bill Schuhle

    "VisionJem" <com> wrote in message
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    Bill Guest

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