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Scaling Pic Frame Content & Images by Percentage

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Hello, is there a tool or method to accurately control the scaling of 'picture frame content', 'images' and 'graphic elements' in Publisher using percentage % values? ( ..as per Indesign) - many thanks

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Does this help?

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Hi Chris, the transform palette options in Publisher are quite basic, I cannot see a percentage value - this is much more useful when scaling objects which regularly comes up in our workflow.

For example: if you have multiple images of different dimensions and/or formats and you want to scale them all to say 50% or 25% of their original size - please see attached screen grab from Indesign to explain this.

Nearly all design software both 2D and 3D has a scale factor function in either 'percentage' or decimal value 'scale up or down by a factor of 1.5 or 0.5' ..surely Publisher has this and I'm just not seeing it!?

 

 

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You can scale to a percentage of the *current* size by typing something like 50% into the width/height fields in the transform panel.  This does not represent a percentage of the *original* size but of the size at the time you enter the percentage.

Percentage of original size is not currently possible in Publisher from what I understand.

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Ah! Excellent!! I didn't realise you could input percentages into those fields, I thought they were millimetres only - I've just tried that out and it also works with multiple objects at the same time ..that's extremely helpful thank you very much!

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