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??????
Thank you for your patience all this while.
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tired eyes commented
this is killing me I cant READ this tiny text!!!!
the interface text is WAY too small x_x .... gosh I wish they let us customize it or jsu tmake it readable damn!!
I got a new CC subscription and it is very frustrating to have such a small UI on a 4K-Display. Especially since all other CC apps (besides Illustrator) scale totally fine. Hope they fix that issue soon.
Joe Scannell commented
Amen to this. We should also have the option of omitting icons we seldom use, to make more room for the (larger) ones we do. Scalable and user-defined toolbars. Period.
I have a 13" MacBook Pro, no retina screen. I've recently upgraded to CC, and what I find frustrating is the increase in size of all of the buttons, and the increase in space between the buttons.
It seems there are many on the feedback forums that want a bigger UI, but this doesn't make sense with those using smaller computers to do their work.
The biggest frustration is that the Control Panel at the top can no longer display everything that is useful when editing an object. Vertical Justification, Frame Fitting, Align, and Distribute are all cut off in the control panel because my screen is too small and the size of the buttons too big. The control panel also cannot be adjusted so the more important features can be shown when needed.
Perhaps there is a feature that allows us to adjust the UI size so that those of us with small screens can scale the buttons down so that they all fit, while those with bigger screens can increase the UI size.
If Photoshop and Illustrator can have adjustable UIs - InDesign should as well. Working with a microscopic user interface is hard on the eyes and almost makes me want to go back to using Powerpoint, for the sake of said eyes.
Dmitry D. commented
I fully support this feature. The font size of the panels and dialogues is very small.
Enabling this would help Adobe's compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA).
Give users more flexibility with the program interface please. This will help alot of people with eye strain.