Re: [Gimp-user] Document actual size is huge and not A4 crisis please help!

The question I have is how do you intend to output your final recipe "book"? Will it be printed on paper by a printer, on a copy machine or on the web?

I set up a page in GIMP the same size as yours—880mm x 1248 mm at 106 pixels per inch (ppi)—put some 12 pt and 15 pt type on it, exported it as a jpg and inserted it on an A4 size page in WORD. It fit perfectly on A4. It could even be reduced a bit to allow for a binding margin on the spine. What's the problem?

Rick S.

BTW, GIMP is not the best program for laying out text-heavy books, but you use what you've got I guess.

-----Original Message----- From: PMan22
Sent: Friday, April 17, 2020 12:17 PM
To: gimp-user-list gnome org
Subject: [Gimp-user] Document actual size is huge and not A4 crisis please help!

Hi everyone,

I'm currently making a recipe book for charity in GIMP 2.10. I've made all of the pages on A4 templates. However, when measuring something today I noticed the results in mm were huge! This led me to realise that my documents are ginormous! 880mm x 1240mm approx. I normally have it set to pixels which don't mean a lot to me (I've not had any formal training in graphic design or the software) so I
guess I didn't notice. I've already spent months on this project and the
prospect of remaking all of the pages is daunting as I have my actual work to do
as well. The weird thing is when I copy and paste items from a page into an
actual A4 template the scale is the same. I've definitely always selected A4
template. Has anyone ever had this problem or know how to fix it? Is it just a glitch? The pages as exported JPEGS in actual size are also huge, but again I
never noticed as they were always scaled fit to page before. Please help!!
Thanks so much in advance!

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