Support true zoom levels in authoring window

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chrispitude
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Support true zoom levels in authoring window

Post by chrispitude » Thu May 02, 2019 2:47 pm

It would be very useful for the editor to support true zoom levels.

We have about 35k printed pages of DITA content. All of the images and tables in the content have their dimensions specified in inches. When I zoom in and out using Ctrl + and Ctrl -, the text zooms in and out but not the other content.

Our writers work with a variety of display devices, from undocked laptops with limited resolution displays to multiple 4k monitors at desktop workstations. In addition, they use a variety of WIndows 10 desktop scaling settings (100%, 125%, 150%, etc.) based on their own personal preference.

Another factor is ongoing maintenance of CSS files. We would like to share the same CSS files for both print and authoring, but we cannot do this because the print files use 'pt' units and the authoring files must use 'em' units (or the font size will not change).

Given all this, there is a very real need for true visual scaling in the authoring view.

Radu
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Re: Support true zoom levels in authoring window

Post by Radu » Fri May 03, 2019 1:35 am

Hi Chris,

I agree with what you said, right now our zoom actions are called "Increase/decrease editor font" and they increase or decrease the default font used for editing. So it does not influence images. Also once in the CSS you set a fixed font to some element the zoom will stop working so you end up using @media properties in the CSS to write different rules for print and screen.
I will add an internal issue with your request. If we manage to implement it I will update this forum thread.

Regards,
Radu
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chrispitude
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Re: Support true zoom levels in authoring window

Post by chrispitude » Fri May 03, 2019 6:56 pm

Thanks! Radu!

Yes, specific font sizes are another reason. I originally created a detailed CSS file to faithfully recreate all our FrameMaker fonts and font sizes specified in points (pts), marveling at how easy it was to recreate the FrameMaker look in Oxygen XML Author! Then I discovered that zoom no longer worked. :(

I tried rewriting everything to use relative scale (for example, setting a 15pt title to 1.36363em because that's the ratio of a 15pt title versus the 11pt default font size), but then I realized that tables and images still didn't scale and so I reverted everything back to point sizes.

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