Scaling with self-defined anchor

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yosimo
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Scaling with self-defined anchor

Post by yosimo » Tue Jan 04, 2022 6:03 pm

Hello,

I would like to scale the page content only in the horizontal. In doing so, I would like to be able to specify the 0 position on the X axis myself, for example the left or right edge of the artbox frame or the trimbox frame.

Although it is possible to determine the anchor in the "Scale selection" action, this is determined by the overall selection of the scaled elements. If masked objects are outside the trimbox frame, the visible page area shifts arbitrarily.

How can I perform scaling with a self-defined anchor?
The action "Scale page content to fit" knows the option "Use only visible part of content". How can I connect this option with the action "Scale selection"?

my source-document..
https://magentacloud.de/s/prZ9sfQ59P9d57B

so it should be (manually composed)...
https://magentacloud.de/s/wiSC82PEAmqmFpW

my missings and improvement proposal...
https://magentacloud.de/s/dKpMeamMZwCrxJt

I would be grateful for your suggestions.

With kind regards
yosimo

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Re: Scaling with self-defined anchor

Post by john.dean@esko.com » Wed Jan 05, 2022 5:08 pm

Greetings,

Thank you for providing details and files. I am having a look at this, now.
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Re: Scaling with self-defined anchor

Post by prepressscott » Fri Jan 07, 2022 2:24 pm

How does this work for you? Resize the art box to align with the left and right hand margins of your text. Then scale using the art box as your anchor.
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Re: Scaling with self-defined anchor

Post by yosimo » Sat Jan 08, 2022 10:47 am

Hi prepressscott,

Thanks for your solution, it works fine. Unfortunately, you can only scale by percentage in the action "Scale page content". I would have preferred the "Chance to value" specification as I can specify in the "Scale selection" action, as I would want to include automatically generated variable values from a variable set here later.
The advantage of the one action is the disadvantage of the other action. If one could choose from all attributes in both actions, that would be wonderful.

Perhaps this would be a suggestion for improvement to the Enfocus developers to add attribute selection in both actions.

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Re: Scaling with self-defined anchor

Post by john.dean@esko.com » Mon Jan 10, 2022 5:28 pm

Yosimo,

I will add, "Scale to Value" for page scaling and "Use only visible" for selection scaling to the feature requests for development.

Thank you,
John
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