Set Visual Copy default aspect ratio

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Richard Wardman | Forum Activity | Posted: Fri, Nov 28 2014 6:05 AM

Is there a way to set the default aspect ratio for Visual Copy slides? I'm much more likely to use/share 4:3 than 16:9, which seems to be the default setting even when switching backgrounds. 

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Fred Chapman | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Nov 28 2014 10:23 AM

I am seeing the feature remembering the last aspect ratio I used. Are you seeing something else?

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Richard Wardman | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Nov 28 2014 1:16 PM

Yes. It always opens to 16:9 for me, regardless of the last aspect ratio I used. It doesn't look like setting a default is possible. Thanks for your help!

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Matthew Stoll | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jul 12 2015 3:24 AM

I would like to know the answer to this question as well.  I cannot see where to change the default.

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jul 12 2015 4:31 AM

Matthew Stoll:

I would like to know the answer to this question as well.  I cannot see where to change the default.

I don't think so, but what platform are you running? I don't know if it is still "sticky" for Fred (who runs windows), but it is not for me on Mac.

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Mark Barnes | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jul 12 2015 4:49 AM

It's sticky for me on Windows.

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jul 22 2015 1:08 AM

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Angela Murashov | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jul 22 2015 10:01 AM

Richard Wardman:
Yes. It always opens to 16:9 for me, regardless of the last aspect ratio I used. It doesn't look like setting a default is possible.

I am not able to reproduce this on Mac. Can you provide steps or a screencast? Maybe it's a specific image that's not being remembered? 

When you select 4:3, the next time the tool comes up, the 4:3 setting should be the new default until you choose 16:9 again.

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jul 22 2015 10:22 AM

Angela Murashov:
I am not able to reproduce this on Mac. Can you provide steps or a screencast?

Here are some screen shots. In the first two, I am making a 1:1 (square) slide from the ESV. Immediately afterwards, I try to make a 1:1 (square) slide in another resource... no joy.

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Angela Murashov | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jul 22 2015 10:28 AM

alabama24:
In the first two, I am making a 1:1 (square) slide from the ESV. Immediately afterwards, I try to make a 1:1 (square) slide in another resource... no joy.

This is because the square ratio (1:1) is not available for all images. You will need to select an image that offers a square ratio then it will use the default 1:1 selected.

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jul 22 2015 10:32 AM

Angela Murashov:
This is because the square ratio (1:1) is not available for all images. You will need to select an image that offers a square ratio then it will use the default 1:1 selected.

OK, well fine. Why doesnt it show 1:1 images? I didn't select the image presented! If a user selects 1:1, then 1:1 images should be the first to pop up. 

Also, why doesnt an aspect ratio box show in the fourth screen shot? Even if the image only has one aspect ratio, it should still show! The other options should be greyed out! 

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jul 22 2015 10:43 AM

Angela Murashov:
You will need to select an image that offers a square ratio then it will use the default 1:1 selected.

I can confirm that this is working for me (see below). I still maintain, however, that if a user wants to ALWAYS view slides of a certain aspect ratio, those should be the ones presented. 

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Eli Evans (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jul 22 2015 11:59 AM

alabama24:
I still maintain, however, that if a user wants to ALWAYS view slides of a certain aspect ratio, those should be the ones presented.

Understood. It's working up to spec as is, but we'll re-evaluate the spec at some future point.

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jul 22 2015 12:03 PM

Eli Evans:
Understood. It's working up to spec as is, but we'll re-evaluate the spec at some future point.

Thanks Eli. I can affirm it is working as described. If Richard (the OP) is still having issues, he will need to report back. 

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