Things not to scale since Windows 10

Discussion in 'Windows 10 Help and Support' started by SeptimusFry, Jan 28, 2016.

  1. SeptimusFry

    SeptimusFry Senior Member

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    I have a relatively simple problem which I just cannot resolve.

    I have two monitors, one beside the other (in desktop extension, so that I have a wide desktop and can slide stuff seamlessly from one to the other). The first is 1920 x 1200, the other is 1920 x 1080. However, they are physically different sizes. The first is approx. 21.625" wide, so the horizontal resolution is about 88/89 dpi. The second is approx. 20", and thus 96 dpi.

    If I have a page open in Word, the 210mm appears on the second monitor as 210mm. If I slide it over onto the other monitor, naturally it becomes larger, about 230mm. Which is what one would expect.

    However, I would prefer that it was the other way round. The document to be correctly sized on the first monitor and thus become a bit smaller if I move it to the second.

    I remember being here before and telling Word or the OS that I was using an 88dpi, which means also that 1:1 really means 1:1 in Photoshop and other important software. However, my ancient (77) memory is shot to pieces and I cannot find it. Since I did it before some years ago with W7, I can only think it is Mr Gates' bunch done something in W10.
     
  2. kemical

    kemical Windows Forum Admin
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    Hmm...I've looked through the Control Panel Septimus and can only find options to increase size of text which isn't exactly what your looking for is it.
     
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    SeptimusFry Senior Member

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    I have since had a flash of déja vu and remembered that it was in Photoshop that I was able to get the screen scaling the way I wanted it, and accurate.

    In Photoshop > Edit Preferences > Units and Rulers you have the opportunity to enter (for my wants) 88 ppi under screen resolution, which makes photographs showing in 1:1 come out at the correct size.

    I also remember some (at least 10) years back having to do the same sort of thing for MS Word, so that I could confidently set up the top of a page in a letter so that the address would show in the transparent window of a commercial envelope. I can only do that currently with Word by applying a scaling factor under 'View' of 91.5%... what a grungy thing to have to do.

    It is not as if I want to be able to slide the document from one monitor to the other and keep it correctly scaled... I understand if the ppi of each screen are different, then it has to bigger on one than the other, but I would like to be able to do it myself. It should be, like Photoshop, a preference in Options for MS Office.

    @kemical - thanks for trying...
     
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    kemical Windows Forum Admin
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    I'll ask a buddy, he uses a dual screen set and may have a suggestion or two (fingers crossed). :)
     

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