[texworks] new Mac binary posted - testing welcome

Mojca Miklavec mojca.miklavec.lists at gmail.com
Fri Jul 10 11:05:40 CEST 2009

On Fri, Jul 10, 2009 at 09:01, Bruno Voisin wrote:
> Le 10 juil. 09 à 08:14, Bruno Voisin a écrit :
>> Maybe this is linked with the Screen resolution setting in the Preview
>> prefs, but I've also no idea whether the default choice (72 dpi) is what it
>> should be on the Mac. 72 dpi used to be the default resolution in the pre-OS
>> X days (with Windows using 96 dpi IIRC), but I imagine that has changed now
>> and may depend on monitor and choice of resolution (for example 1280 x 800
>> currently on the MacBook I'm writing this on) in System Preferences >
>> Monitors.
> This must sound undecipherable to non-Mac users, sorry.
> What I meant is that the resolution in dots per inch is probably set
> dynamically on the Mac, since:
> - If I understood correctly, before OS X screen display was constructed in
> bitmap form, at fixed dpi resolution, but in OS X it is constructed
> vectorially, in PDF format (I think there's the same kind of difference
> between Windows XP and Vista), and then rasterized only at the last minute
> when creating screen output...
> - ...based on the resolution in pixel area selected in System Preferences >
> Monitors. For example with my current MacBook 13" LCD monitor the
> resolutions available in System Preferences > Monitors are 1280 x 800, 1152
> x 720, 1024 x 768, 1024 x 640, 800 x 600, 800 x 500 and 640 x 480, and I
> imagine that it is the combination of this setting together with the
> physical characteristics of the monitor (13" diagonal) which defines
> dynamically the resolution in dots per inch.
> So I don't really see how the resolution defined in TeXworks via Prefs >
> Preview fits within this picture.

Maybe I don't understand the question, but for me that's the most
ingenious setting. I can now set the screen resolution properly (based
on screen size and resolution) and get A4 document 1:1 on screen when
I choose 100% (I sometimes find myself trying out different
percanteges to be able to put a piece of white paper on screen when
filling in some forms), so this is exactly want I need.


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