very small Tool Tab fonts in Indesign

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  1. zoran, Mar 13, 2018
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    zoran macrumors 68040

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    In Indesign CS6, its almost impossible to see the measurements and all the info in the tool tabs unless i squint or come close to the display. Im on Yosemite, working on the default resolution (2560x1440) of a mid2010 iMac. Here is a screenshot so you can see what im talking about. Do i have wrong settings or is it something wrong with this iMac model?
    Can you please post similar screenshots of your InDesign interface, so i can see if there is a difference compared to your iMac configuration? Please, i would be obliged if you could help out and state your iMac config along with the screenshot. :)
    Screen Shot 2018-03-14 at 3.03.02 AM.png
     
  2. zoran thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Isn't there anyone here with an iMac and Indesign? :(
     
  3. fig macrumors 6502a

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    No idea, MacBook Pro here. You also might try making your thread title a bit more clear.
     
  4. neilg-uk macrumors newbie

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    I have a 27" 2015 iMac and I've never had a problem being able to read the tabs on any version of InDesign. Small yes, but they are fully readable. Screenshot below for ID CS6 (which I haven't used for years, but keep a copy).

    ID CS6:

    Screen Shot 2018-03-19 at 09.49.18.png
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    This is ID CC2018 for comparison:

    Screen Shot 2018-03-19 at 09.43.31.png
     
  5. zoran thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Thanks Neil... :( Both versions are identical... damn it!
    How can u see the text though, isn't it an issue for you at all?
     
  6. neilg-uk macrumors newbie

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    It's not a problem at all, remember this is on a 27" retina iMac.
     
  7. zoran thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Ahaaaaa Retina... maybe this makes a difference!
     
  8. MacGizmo macrumors 65816

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    There hasn't been a 27" iMac that isn't retina in years. And quite frankly, even a non-retina at 2560x1440 should be more than readable.

    That being said, there are a number of factors that can come into play. Distance from eyes to screen, your age, your vision, etc. Maybe you need glasses, or if you already wear them, maybe a new prescription?
     
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  10. MacGizmo, Mar 21, 2018
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    MacGizmo macrumors 65816

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    I say that only because in my case, it turned out that I needed reading glasses when using the computer. Magnification 1.25 worked perfectly. With those, I can use a retina iMac at full 5K resolution and still be able to read Adobe's tiny-as-fark interface. ;)
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    By the way, here's my screenshot for comparison

    id-screenshot.jpg
     

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