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Bug 452329 - Feature Request: Ability to set scale on gruler so that a unit size on gruler = unit size on real ruler
Summary: Feature Request: Ability to set scale on gruler so that a unit size on gruler...
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gruler
Version: 9
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Deji Akingunola
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-06-21 00:15 UTC by Bill Case
Modified: 2009-07-14 15:07 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-07-14 15:07:46 UTC

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Description Bill Case 2008-06-21 00:15:02 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux x86_64; en; rv:1.9) Gecko/20080528 Fedora/2.22.2-2.fc9 Epiphany/2.22 Firefox/3.0

Description of problem:
Feature request:

I have been looking for something like gruler for a long time.  But... I want something that translates between screen measurements and real world measurements.  In other words, I would like to easily set and change the scale between the gruler screen units and real SI and English Imperial distance measuring units.

For example the gruler marked  8 1/2 inches that appears on my screen is in fact 5 3/4 inches long.  I have my application set (zoomed) to show the width of an actual piece of letter paper.  For many drawing and placement chores, I either want the scale to be 1:1 or in cases where the paper size shown on the screen is different (say 60%) of the real world size, I would like to be able to change the gruler scale so that a 5.5 inch mark on the printed page can be shown on screen using a .6:1 scale.

I gather (and I like) the idea of gruler is to achieve quick and dirty measurements and placements.  For something more fine grained there several professional graphics programs.  

Nonetheless, I would suggest that just below the choice 6. Percentage, in the preferences menu, there should be a scale showing something like spin_control: (pick ratio size) with :1 always equal to the real world sized unit.  Because of differences in screen resolution there may have to be a way for the user to set the original real world unit size.  Sizing the gruler on screen to a real ruler held against the screen may be necessary.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
gruler.rb version 0.8

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Click on Gruler applet on panel or in menu

Actual Results:
A ruler at what appears to be random size pops up

Expected Results:
I should be able to set the scale in preferences

Additional info:

Comment 1 Bug Zapper 2009-06-10 01:42:55 UTC
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Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2009-07-14 15:07:46 UTC
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