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  1. Is there any way to change the units of measurement in the info panel from pixels to inches? I am trying to size a selection to specific dimensions in inches. I photographed several pieces of fabric that I want to work with in AP. I measured each piece and wrote down the dimensions. Then I photographed the pieces up on a wall, each as a separate file. I then opened the files and selected the fabric and removed it from its background. What I want to do now is size each piece so that it's equal to its original dimensions. I created a new document equal to the size of each fabric piece. What I t tried was to resize my selection so it is the same size as the new document with the intention of copying and pasting it into the new document. I can change the size of the selection once I paste it into a new layer (in the original document), but the info about the size of the selection is in pixels, not inches so I can't size it correctly. If I could create the selection at the right size, then it will paste into the new document with no borders and fill the entire space, which is what I want. I looked at the Preferences and the items on the View menu, but I could not find anywhere to change these units. Can it be done in this program? If I cannot change the units, is there any other way to accomplish what I'm trying to do, namely create images that are a specific size in inches? Thanks.
  2. I want to use Designer to design a layout for my garden. The garden is about 8 meters wide by 15 meters long. Is there any problems with creating a document so big? I am not planning on exporting it to a raster image - and can leave the default resolution at 72ppi. Would it be better to set my document to 8 x 15 cm and just divide all my measurements by 100? So that 1m becomes 1cm in the document? I just don't want to get so far in and find that performance becomes sluggish.
  3. Hi, I'd like to only use the real metric units, everywhere. Subdivided by 10ths — see upper edge of wooden ruler. Publisher subdivides metric rulers by halves like you would do in your medieval unit of measurement — on the wooden ruler's lower edge. Switching from mm to cm to m or zooming in shows the madness. A proper design application's ruler would go 0 - 1 - 2 0 - 0.1 - 0.2 0 - 0.01 - 0.02 When I say everywhere, I also mean font sizes. In the age of sharp printers and screens, I really don't care about standard lead letter sizes. Call me a peasant if you like.
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