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??????
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.
The 2019/2020 updates increased the size of the interface as far as I can tell, but now its TOO BIG. It's choose between way too small and way too big.
It's really bad when you have to try and add a tab. The marks are CRAZY small. It usually takes me a few minutes to be able to set a tab. When using the accessibility feature on Mac, the dialogs get blurry with zoom (not really helpful). No pair of glasses will help with this...
Getting old isn't fun.
I like the idea of having choices: Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large (hopefully large would be at least a 16 pt font).
Adobe, please consider this request, your users do age.
Alan Jones commented
I'm experiencing this issue in its full glory.
There was a time when a user could count on core components of Adobe Products to work the same. Case in point: In Illustrator 2020, you can indeed adjust the size of the user interface via Preferences. I found this just the other day, so the question is why doesn't InDesign have this feature?
I'm all for innovation in products, but there are some things that should work across the entire Adobe Suite.
Attached is a screenshot of the interface adjustment preference from Illustrator.
Katherine Mayse commented
I have a visually impaired student in my yearbook class. We use InDesign. She can't see it. Is it still not scalable? This is not ok.
Martin Schmitz commented
It realy would be nice to have the possibility to scale the UI. We use InDesign in teamsessions on a 82'' 4k display. It's nearly impossible to work with it!
Kelli Jae Baeli commented
I'm sure this falls on deaf ears. This feature has been complained about and requested for at least five years. but here goes
The UI scaling is TOO SMALL< WITH NO OPTION TO RESIZE IT. I've used selections always suggested, but it doesn't change a thing. I have started using my 55" TELEVISION as a monitor, just so i can make out all the tiny text and panel icons--this is something Adobe creative CC should have fixed YEARS ago. Most of us are aware of the damage caused by using regular computer monitors with no adjustment for bright light and clarity. I, myself, now have permanent vision damage, which is why i'm using TCL televisions (for watching and for monitors with my PC). this is the best i can do right now, but I BEG OF YOU, PLEASE DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS UI text size. it's only going to get worse for all your customers. It's just absurd that the text is so small on a professional program that many professionals use on larger screens.
Keith Aisner commented
Please allow the UI to be scalable. You offer all kinds of ways to customize the layout of the workspace, but no way to fine tune the size of the tabs, fonts and buttons, which determines workspace efficacy quite a bit.
In previous versions there used to be an option that allowed users to make the UI menu font bigger (Escuala de IU in the Spanish version). If you use a big monitor the menu size creates unnecessary strain in the user's eyesight. Please make it available again.
Michelle Malkowski commented
I'm having this problem too and I'm getting sick of waiting to be fixed. I'm paying money here to use a program I can't use.
My workspace in indesign is too big. I cant access the bottom right corner to resize it.
such a nuisance. is there a quick command to fix this or do I need to restart?
Now that Illustrator and Photoshop offer UI scaling (for tools, panels, etc.), it would be great to see this feature implemented in InDesign as well. Since the UI was changed significantly in InDesign 2015.4, many have complained that it wastes too much space (especially when on a laptop or smaller screen), while others prefer the more spacious UI. It would be great if we could have the option to scale it to our liking.
That's true for all Adobe products. They should all support UI scaling in at least 25% increments since so many monitor rezolution on som many monitor physical sizes exists. The curent possible options makes setting a functional workspace eighter very crowded or so small it's unreadable. It needs to be fixed!
Nital S commented
I have just changed my monitor and the UI text is MICROSCOPIC again - every time! I cannot adjust the monitor as everything else and other non-Adobe software is fine. When will there be an option - Smaller, Medium, Large, Extra-large.
Nital shah commented
To be able to adjust the font size in the UI so it can work better for a range of monitor and resolutions.
Adobe you ask for a ton of money and after so many years you cannot even allign the UI design of your basic apps! While Photoshop you implement UI scalling in a good way in Indesign it sucks. Either to small either in total lack of ellegance too large...
Is it really that hard or you dont care?