Scale vs. Resize


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Scale vs. Resize

One thing you want to get straight in InDesign as soon as possible is understand the distinction between scaling something versus resizing something. Now at first blush, that might sound kind of obvious, but if you're coming from other applications, there is an important distinction to make. So for instance, if I click on this frame, this frame has some content inside of it. It's got a stroke of 10 pixels or 10 points around it. If I just grab a corner handle and start transforming this frame, I'm in fact not scaling the frame. I am resizing the frame.

So take a look at the Control panel as I do this. I am going to go ahead and undo, Command+Z, Ctrl+Z. And you'll see that there are some scale widgets and there are, what is not labeled as such, but these are resize widgets. The width and height are resize widgets. So as I grab a corner handle or any side handle and move this around, you'll see that the width and height values are changing, but the scale values are not...

Scale vs. Resize
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Scale vs. Resize provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Michael Ninness as part of the InDesign CS4 Power Shortcuts

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Design
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InDesign
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