InDesign 2018 USER INTERFACE STILL TOO SMALL!
Over the years I (and others) have requested that the UI of InDesign be scalable. As designers, our eyes navigate us thru the creative process.
IT IS NOT EASY to readily decipher palettes and menus which sport MICROSCOPIC TYPE on a 28-inch, high-resolution monitor.
It IMPEDES workflow if one is spending extra time trying to find and choose things on the interface.
At least give us a choice! Smaller, Medium, Large, Extra-large.
When will Adobe get this??????
Just signed up to Free trial and this will make me think twice about carrying on - it's crazy that design software is so poorly designed ! I'm going to need about 5 pairs of glasses... please fix
Rebecca G commented
People have been complaining for years about Indesign's hard to see UI and the inability to make adequate changes. Why is it 2020, and this issue is still unresolved? I shouldn't have to change my Windows UI to make it better, which by the way it doesn't. Attached pic of my display at the recommend UI setting of 250% on a 15 inch screen.
Martin Randolph commented
I have a 5K monitor and am in Windows 10. My OS display is set at 350%. Photoshop and Illustrator UI display perfectly but InDesign is too small! I can’t use the software! I have the June 2020 update! When will this issue be fixed?
User interface of Indesign 2020 is very small..UI of other softwares
are still fine.
This feature has been requested for years and years (well before CreativeCloud came along) and has been thus far ignored. I don't expect that to change any time soon... but it really needs addressing.
Christine Winscott commented
I would really would like to be able to "scrub" the T next to the font size in menu to choose the size I would like to use. It is SO much faster than having to type it in or click and scroll up or down. If it can be done in PhotoShop it should be available in InDesign too.
I also TOTALLY agree with the UI being too small!
Cross platform compatibility would be great!
We all pay more than ever before for these programs, please listen to our requests. I've been paying since 1993.
Charan Langton commented
Here is another: I want to move my graphic with the frame as the default. Spend a lot of time figuring out where to click so I can move a graphic and not its frame.
Charan Langton commented
So true. Have a really hard time with this tiny interface. In fact I just cant use a couple of the Adobe software at all. Seems my eyes just cant handle the text size. The menu boxes are too tiny even for my small screen. VERY ANNOYING.
Ches Hensley commented
Even working on a standard 15.6" laptop there are major UI issues. The interface is ridiculously small and any attempt to find a work around results in a throwback moment to the 90s and low-bit resolutions with significant blur on all interface items. The dropdown menus for the application in the top menu bar all open to scale with system settings but all icons and application features/menus retain the microscopic scaling.
Janik Frithioff commented
As far as I can understand, InDesign is only able to scale UI to maximum 200%, while Photoshop and Illustrator appear to go further - or has a better implementation with windows 10 scaling.
The UI of InDesign is on the small side on a 4K monitor and on newer monitors with 5K or 8K, the 200% scaling is not sufficient.
Implementation of same scaling as Photoshop and Illustrator, will ensure a much improved user experience for users on high resolution monitors.
It will also future-prof InDesign, as the amount of 4K+ monitors, only will increase in the coming years.
I use InDesign on a laptop that gets docked for use with multiple screens and removed from the dock for remote work. When the machine is docked the UI scale is perfect. When I use InDesign after disconnecting the computer from the dock the interface gets very small. If I switch to the larger scale factor the interface gets very large. Illustrator seems to scale on its own just fine.
Please please please allow for increasing font size in the UI.
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE. It's been long enough now. I pay $55 ish dollars a month and have to take frequent breaks) just to use the software.
InDesign 2020 USER INTERFACE STILL TOO SMALL!
I recently purchased the Affinity Suite and their InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop alternatives work just fine with OS display scaling... and you also get gloriously smooth GPU accelerated scroll and zoom (missing from InDesign on windows). Serif have a fraction of the resources of Adobe, be do seem to care about their users.
It's a mess across the CC suite on Windows. Having transitioned from macOS last year where it works flawlessly it was a bit of a shock.
Working with tabs here is a joke right?
My eyes hurt from squinting when UI Scaling is set "to lower Supported scale factor", and when it's "higher supported scale factor", the icons are too big, causing a lot of tools to be hidden on the control panel in Typography.
Guys, been using InDesign for years and I never had this problem until CC came along. Would appreciate the team getting us UI scaling like they did for Illus and Photosh. This is professional expensive software, c'mon, we need it to work properly and be adjustable.
I agree, it's either way too small or way too big on my 1920x1080 laptop screen. Please make it scaleable as in Photoshop and Illustrator.
Designers use their eyes all day every day, and we need to be able to use the latest tech and design tools like 4k monitors. Please give us the option to scale the UI so we can see what we're doing. This seems like a no-brainer.