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  1. catherine sinclair
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    This is a very timely tutorial for me as I just posted my first layout on the web for Your Story Brilliant and received some valuable feedback about the size of my text. I reworked the pages. It does look very different on the screen than on paper. It is a good class and I am glad I’m taking it. Thanks

  2. Yan Lowson
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    Thank you so much. I had thought “Print Size” in the Options Bar meant the actual printed size. Now I know it isn’t!

    • Jen White
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      Same here, Yan!

  3. Vivian
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    I had to laugh when I read this tutorial. I sent some pages off to be printed that I thought looked awesome. But when they came back…oh my goodness. Let’s just say they left a little something to be desired. Thank you for this great tutorial.

    Loved your perfect Christmas tree story in the newsletter also.

  4. Cheri Franz
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    Brilliant!
    This is such an easy [and dare I say obvious] solution to a problem that has stumped me for years. I always assumed that my monitor display was out of whack – to the point where I once even purchased a new [upgraded] monitor.
    I went so far as to compare the screen ruler with my hard ruler – but always assumed that to be accurate the measurements would have to be equal at 100%.
    This has been a source of frustration for me for as long as I can remember.
    When we finally upgraded to iMac – one of the reasons I opted for the 27″ monitor was because of this very issue. Imagine my frustration when the measurements were off – and the apple tech guy couldn’t help.
    THANK YOU for taking time to walk through the steps to create this tutorial –
    YOU MADE MY DAY!!!!

  5. Vivian
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    I meant to say that my pages that came back left a LOT to be desired. I just tried your tutorial and got it to “measure up”. Hopefully those elements that look teeny tiny on my screen, and shadows that look natural on my screen won’t come back overpowering the page. Thanks again.

  6. Reni
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    Thank you Jen! As usual, a whitty and very helpful tip for a very common problem.

  7. Barbara
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    So often, it’s the simple things that make a difference in a scrapbook page. You have given us the solution to seeing the page as it will appear after printing. This never occured to me; my percentage is 32%. I will always look at a new page at this percentage from now on.

    Thanks, Jen. You’re the tops!

  8. Anne
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    Thanks, Jen. What a great tip, no more guess work. I have a large monitor and up until now have just checked my pages as a slide show to see whether or not everything looked proportional. However, (depending on the font) I have still had instances where the type looked too big on my printed layouts.

  9. Anita
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    Great tip! Actually, I did something like this a while back. Then I took it a step further. I used my ruler and a permanent marker to mark inches on the frame above the screen on my MacBook. My son thinks it’s hilarious; but when I’m looking at something in preview, rather than PSE, I can still tell if I’m seeing it ‘like it is’!
    🙂

    • Jen White
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      Good idea, Anita. I suppose you could just mark the size with a couple pieces of scotch tape too. 🙂

  10. Tricia
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    Great tip Jen! I’ve not printed much, but I’m sure this will be useful!

  11. Glorie
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    Love the humor! I often ck the percentage out to see what size I’m dealing with…so hard to tell even then I think but, at least it’s close! Loved the story about the Christmas tree in the NL, too! One can usually find the good hidden along side the frustrations and usually we don’t have to look too hard for them.

    Thanks Jen…you’re the best!

    • Jen White
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      Thanks for your kind words, Glorie! Nice to know someone is following along with me on this crazy journey. 🙂

  12. Barbara Albrecht
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    I’ve done the ruler over my screen many times…BUT…never knew to look at the percentage on the bottom of the screen. I’m so happy to know that little tip…will save me doing the ruler thing over and over.

    Thanks Jen for making my life just a little bit easier!!!

    • Jen White
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      Glad to help, Barbara! 🙂

  13. Lisa
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    Oh Jen – that was a great tip! I never knew how to do that and have “eye balled” it for years. Thanks!

  14. sue
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    Gosh never thought of that, what a very useful tip to learn at the beginning of my journey into digital scrapbooking.

    Thank you

    Sue

  15. Nancy S
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    I love you, Jen! Your great sense of humor always lifts me up. This tip is fantastic and so useful. Now I know why things don’t always turn out how I thought they would. Is there a “Perfect Print Proportion Zoom Percentage” for life???

    • Jen White
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      Thanks for your kind words, Nancy!! It’s always good to share a giggle, isn’t it??
      PPPZP for life? I do not have these answers, but I know the one who does! God’s got the best measuring stick available to man!! 🙂 xoxo, friend

  16. Mary Sue Kriefall
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    I love this tip! My % was close at 25% but not quite perfect. I wondered if I could apply Linda’s technique of using decimals to get a better fit. I found out 2 things: 24.9% is perfect for MY setup, and it’s easier to type in the % number & hit enter than to use the slider. Maybe my discoveries will help others.

  17. 4grand
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    Awesome with a capital A+ ! I have just figured mine out (35.5) and will this ever help me out especially with fonts. And thanks to Mary Sue for the hint about typing in the percent and hitting enter because my mouse would not stop still at the correct 1 & 7 marks.
    Thanks Jen for another great tip filled with your great sense of humour. Here’s to PPPZP 🙂

  18. ouisiekelly
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    Bless you Jen! This is one of the most useful tips we have received. Mine is 32.8%. It’s amazing how it varies from computer to computer.
    Thanks again. And as usual, love your beautiful sense of humor and happy ways.

  19. Michelle Morrissey
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    Nice! I have definitely had it happen to me that the layout I print is very different than the layout on my screen. I will use this tip from now on! Thank you!

  20. MA Chevalier
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    Thanks, Jen. This is one tip I used immediately – I’m usually more of a procrastinator! Love your Christmas story as I just had a similar experience with a family photo at a basketball game – total blur, but may have to use it in a layout just for the memories.

  21. Michele
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    Mine is 36.5% on my iMac. Thank you!!!

  22. Marsha Edwards
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    Thanks for the great tip, Jen! I have always had trouble with this. No problem with this tutorial or pdf. Thanks again.

  23. CHARLENE MARCHBANK
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    thanks so much! i missed you from the newsletter.

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