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Why is an inch not an inch?

Question asked by pbedouk on Feb 2, 2013
Latest reply on Feb 4, 2013 by pbedouk

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Why is an inch not an inch?

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     Hi

     I set my layout size to be 12 inches wide by 6 inches tall.  The horizontal and vertical rulers on 'edit layout'  say 12 x 6.  Hurray!!

     When I measue with my real handheld physical ruler, the layout is 9 by 4.5 inches.  It seems that 1 filemaker inch is realy only 3/4 of a real inch.

     What's going on?  Is there a way to set a layout size to correspond to the physical world?

     I'm sure I'm missing something basic here.

     Thanks

     Peter.  FM12 P Adv, iMac, OS X 10.8.2

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