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Animation won't fit my laptop

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I made the animation on my desktop but when I tranfered my sequences to my laptop, it is way bigger than the screen. Is there any way to adjust the size of it?

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There is a zoom feature on the left hand side. Can you move the slider to the left anymore (it usually defaults to the middle somewhere)?

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Open up the sequence on your laptop. Under the view tab, click animation. The animation window should appear. On the left hand side, there are 3 radial buttons: draw, erase, and view. Select view if not already selected. Above that, there is a zoom control with a slider. Make sure it is all the way to the left. Your animation should be smaller. Resize the window. If this does not make it small enough, try increasing the resolution of your monitor. Right click on an empty space on your desktop. Select display settings. There should be a slider for resolution. Try moving it to the right to increase the resolution. Post again so we know how you are doing...

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I have the monitor resolution at 1366 x 768 on the laptop. that is as high as it goes. The desktop is 1680 x 1050. Desktop is 24" Laptop is 15". I have tried moving the slider but can't view more than a third of the animation with the window full screen. I drew the animation over a photo of my house, at 972 lines by 1296 columns. After it was drawn I removed the photo so it wont let me change the # of lines to anything but 200 x 200. If I put the photo back in, I loose the animation all together. I have tried to change the resolution on the original to match the laptop and export/import the lower resolution channel config, but results are the same. Im hoping to not have to redraw this whole thing.

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I think you are going to be an unhappy camper...best to get working on it now if you definitely want to use the laptop to sequence; otherwise you still can run the show...

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The other option is to plug an external monitor into your laptop, which will allow you to resize the animation window to offer a larger image to view....

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