[scribus] [Contact Us] Ruler measurements not to scale?]

Craig Bradney cbradney at zip.com.au
Sun Jan 3 10:54:01 CET 2010

On 1/3/10 5:14 AM, Branko Vukelic wrote:
> You can set the "Display size" preference by going to File >
> Preferences > Display. You will see a ruler displayed below a slider.
> By placing a real-world ruler over the displayed ruler, and moving the
> slider, you can adjust the size of displayed page elements. The
> displayed ruler is a 100mm strip, btw.
> On Sun, Jan 3, 2010 at 5:08 AM, OM <malex at scribus.info> wrote:
>> From: halocline at tiscali.co.uk
>> Reply-to: halocline at tiscali.co.uk
>> Subject: [Contact Us] Ruler measurements not to scale?
>> Please cc the requestor on replies.
>> Oliver sent a message using the contact form at
>> http://www.scribus.net/?q=contact.
>> Hello Scribus Team
>> I'm new to the Scribus program and have so far, so good until i've hit a
>> snag.  I cant seem to find anyone with this problem running Scribus so here
>> it goes.  I've created a custom document and have inputted the size in mm and
>> have adjusted the margins etc.. when scribus creates the new document and
>> displays it at 100% (1:1) the measurement displayed onscreen is not correct.
>> Any page shown at 100% is smaller than it should be, 10mm displayed is
>> actually 6mm approx. Scribus is showing the correct measurement I want on the
>> ruler, however when 'zoom to 100%' is used scribus is not displaying a
>> correct 'real world' measurement, it is not showing it at 100%. Also anything
>> I print at 100% also prints out at a similar/ the same reduction regardless
>> of settings in scribus or on my printer? I cannot replicate a similar issue
>> with the other programs I use.
>> Im running OSX Tiger with the latest updates.
>> Thank you for your time, I appreciate your help in this matter even if it is
>> just a button or setting i have missed.

Forwarding this back to the original poster...

Oliver, Scribus uses standard libraries that do not always receive the
correct DPI information of your screen from the screen
itself/drivers/X11/whatever, hence the display setting in preferences
for you to adjust.


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