Zoom in SDL Trados Studio 2009?
Thread poster: Matthias Quaschning-Kirsch

Matthias Quaschning-Kirsch  Identity Verified
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Aug 23, 2009

I wonder whether there is any possibility undiscovered by me so far to change the character view size on the screen. The characters are a bit small for me, and I should be grateful to get them better readable. Is there any way to achive this? If not, has SDL plans to provide such a feature in the future?


Jerzy Czopik  Identity Verified
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No Zoom directly Aug 23, 2009

But a font adaptation setting.
Just go to Tools - Options - Editor and chose Font adaptation (Extras - Optionen - Editor - Schriftartenanpassung) and set the smallest and largest font size to be used. You can also change the font contrast there, which is helpful especially for PPT files.


Matthias Quaschning-Kirsch  Identity Verified
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Thanks! Aug 23, 2009

Thanks so much, Jerzy! This was just what I needed.


Francesca Casanova  Identity Verified
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Very useful tip! Aug 31, 2009

Thank you!


Sherefedin MUSTAFA
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Indeed useful! Apr 11, 2010

Thank you Jerzy!


DjoulZ  Identity Verified
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Nice! Jul 21, 2011

Thanks a lot!


Marie Halvorsen
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Exactly what I was looking for! Nov 29, 2011

Thank you very much.


Jussi Luntiala  Identity Verified
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Excellent help Aug 28, 2012

Very nice, thanks!


Stanislaw Czech, MCIL  Identity Verified
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WHY??? Aug 31, 2012

Is there any good reason why zoom in Studio cannot operate just like it does in so many other programs? Ctr + scroll is such an easy solution.

I remember that long time ago Jerzy mentioned something on this forum that this function will be used in the future for a different purpose but years are passing by and there is no other function. Just a nuisance.


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Thank you! Sep 3, 2012

You have saved my eyes from 2 days' worth of squinting!


Emma Goldsmith  Identity Verified
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Zoom and other display quirks Sep 13, 2012

If you have reached this thread looking for solutions to the display quirks of Trados Studio, you may be interested in reading my recent blog post on Zoom, font and display issues in SDL Trados Studio 2011.
Hope you find it helpful,

[Edited at 2012-09-13 08:09 GMT]


Hartmut Duck  Identity Verified
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Thank you May 4, 2013

Your information was very helpful.


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