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Page size, scaling and units

Displaying the page setup dialog

To modify page setup:

  • Click on the File menu and then on Page Setup
  • Or click on the page setup icon, on the bottom left of your editor
Displaying the page setup dialog
Displaying the page setup dialog
The page setup dialog
The page setup dialog

Selecting a page sizing

To select a page size:

  • Click on the Size dropdown and select a page size

Available page size includes:

  • Metric (ISO)
    • A0: 1189 mm x 841 mm
    • A1: 841 mm x 594 mm
    • A2: 594 mm x 420 mm
    • A3: 420 mm x 297 mm
    • A4: 297 mm x 210 mm
    • A5: 210 mm x 148 mm
  • Standard
    • Ledger: 17 in x 11 in
    • Legal: 14 in x 8.5 in
    • Folio: 13 in x 8.5 in
    • Letter: 11 in x 8.5 in
  • Mobile
    • Common: 640 x 360 (px)
    • iPhone 6/6s/7/8: 1334 x 750 (px)
    • iPhone 6/7/8 Plus: 1920 x 1080 (px)
    • iPhone 5/5s: 1136 x 640 (px)
    • iPad Pro: 2732 x 2048 (px)
    • iPad Retina/Air: 2048 x 1536 (px)
    • iPad Mini: 1024 x 768 (px)
    • Apple Watch 42mm: 390 x 312 (px)
    • Apple Watch 38mm: 340 x 272 (px)
    • Android 1080P: 1920 x 1080 (px)
    • Nexus 9: 2048 x 1536 (px)
    • Nexus 7: 1920 x 1200 (px)
    • Samsung Galaxy S9/S8: 2960 x 1440 (px)
    • Samsung Galaxy Tab 10: 1280 x 800 (px)
    • Microsoft Surface Pro 4: 2736 x 1824 (px)
    • Microsoft Surface Pro 3: 2160 x 1440 (px)
    • Tablet 9in: 1024 x 768 (px)
    • Tablet 7in: 960 x 600 (px)
  • Web
    • Minimum: 1024 x 768 (px)
    • Common: 1366 x 768 (px)
    • Macbook Pro 15: 2880 x 1800 (px)
    • Macbook Pro 13: 2560 x 1600 (px)
    • iMac 27: 2560 x 1440 (px)
    • Web: 1920 x 1080 (px)
    • Web: 1440 x 900 (px)
    • Web: 1280 x 800 (px)
  • Social Media
    • Facebook: 1200 x 630 (px)
    • Facebook: 180 x 180 (px)
    • Google: 1080 x 608 (px)
    • Google: 250 x 250 (px)
    • Twitter: 1500 x 500 (px)
    • Twitter: 200 x 200 (px)
  • Banner
    • Banner: 980 x 120 (px)
    • Banner: 970 x 250 (px)
    • Banner: 970 x 90 (px)
    • Banner: 930 x 180 (px)
    • Banner: 728 x 90 (px)
    • Banner: 468 x 60 (px)
    • Banner: 300 x 600 (px)
    • Banner: 240 x 400 (px)
    • Banner: 120 x 240 (px)
    • Banner: 300 x 1050 (px)
    • Banner: 160 x 600 (px)
    • Banner: 120 x 600 (px)
    • Banner: 580 x 400 (px)
    • Banner: 336 x 280 (px)
    • Banner: 320 x 100 (px)
    • Banner: 320 x 250 (px)
    • Banner: 300 x 50 (px)
    • Banner: 300 x 250 (px)
    • Banner: 250 x 360 (px)
    • Banner: 250 x 250 (px)
    • Banner: 200 x 200 (px)
    • Banner: 180 x 150 (px)

Setting a custom page size

To set a custom page size:

  • Click on the Size dropdown and select custom
  • Type in your custom dimensions in pixels, inches, mm or cm, then click OK

Selecting page orientation

To set page orientation:

  • Click on the Orientation drop down and click OK

Available options are landscape and portrait.

Fitting a page to a drawing

To fit the page to a drawing:

  • Click on Fit to drawing on the page setup dialog, then click OK

Your page dimensions will be updated to the total size of your shapes in the drawing.

Selecting a measurement unit

To select a measurement unit:

  • Click on the ruler, then select pixel, inches, millimeters or centimeters
Selecting page measurement units from the ruler
Selecting page measurement units from the ruler

Alternatively, you can also set the page measurement units by clicking on Units drop down in page setup dialog.

Page scaling

To accurately denote real world measurements, use page scaling.

For example, you may want to redesign your office and draw out your office layout, but your office has a size of 25m by 20m. Surely, these dimensions exceeded an A4 page of 297mm by 210mm.

By setting the scaling to 1mm = 100mm, an A4 page can now be used to represent 29.7m by 21m.

To set page scaling:

  • Click on the Scale input and enter a source unit
  • The click on the Scale target input and enter a target unit.

For example, enter 1mm into the source scaling and enter 100mm into the target scaling, in the example above.

Scaling inputs can accept pixels, inches, millimeters or centimeters, and by default if no units is detected, Vecta will default to pixels.