I run my Ubuntu 12.04/MATE desktop with a 22 inch monitor at 1920x1080
resolution. The resolution is the max the AOC monitor can take. My
previous monitor was an Acer 19 inch with 1366x768 for the max
resolution. I have that and an HP monitor with the same size/resolution
as spares. The HP I just bought locally [used] for $35.
I never really though of the scaling size vs. the actual printed
document, or placed the printed sheet up to the monitor before.
I never knew that GIMP, PDF viewer, and Inkscape would display the 1 to
1 ratio for print size vs. screen size. I know that LO seems not to do
that, sometimes or for some monitors.
As for my monitor, I just opened a document and displayed it at 100%.
Then I placed the printer paper up to the monitor. Well the first line
on both the screen and page were the same size. Matched perfectly for me.
SO, with my 22 inch monitor set at the maximum resolution of 1920x1080
and running Ubuntu 12.04 with MATE desktop environment, and LO 4.0.4 -
it displays the correct size on the screen with the 1 to 1 ratio of
screen size vs. actual printed size [on a letter size paper.
I wonder if a person does not use the proper screen resolution and size
ration, would that change the results. I know if I tried the
non-widescreen 1280x1024 [which is square-ish] on a widescreen monitor,
the image would be messed up. I have seen them at 4:3, 16:9, 16:10, and
other ratios. Some wide screens are "wider" than others for their
physically measured width vs. height measurements. If I plug in my
laptop to my HDTVs, the TV's physical measured display ratio is not the
same as the laptop's running whatever resolution the HDTV can for max.
I even have a "square-ish" LCD monitor that is the same physical size as
a 17 inch CRT monitor.
To be honest, it may be your monitor and/or what you have it set for in
resolutions. Maybe LO cannot handle that monitor size/resolution or it
could be the desktop environment.
As for the dot-per inch, well I never have seen any specifications for
the monitor other than the 75dpi, or at least I do not remember seeing
it. By-the-by - the 75 dpi has been standard for a long time and
printers tend to use that number in multiples for their print
resolutions. 75, 150, 300, 600, 1200, etc. The dot-matrix printers
were 75 dpi and the "high resolution" ones were 150 dpi. They used both
sizes in a computer center I worked in back when desktop computers were
IBM 286's and Apple IIe was the computers. The very first Mac computers
just came out.
On 08/04/2013 04:46 AM, Matthias Nagel wrote:
if I select 100% scaling in LibreOffice Writer the sheet appears much bigger on the display than in reality.
I use Linux X.org 11.0 with a KDE environment and "xdpyinfo" reports
dimensions: 1680x1050 pixels (331x207 millimeters)
resolution: 129x129 dots per inch
which is correct. Any other program (Gimp, PDF viewer, Inkscape) that deals with "real sizes"
behaves correctly. That means, if I create an object with a length of 1cm and I put a ruler in front of my
display, the object really appears as 1cm.
It seems that LibreOffice always assumes a display resolution of 75dpi. Is there any option to
change this behaviour?
Best regards, Matthias Nagel
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