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Can't edit at 1:1 and 4:1 in Book Module on cover designs

Allan1947

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Any ideas here please? I have Lightroom Classic v8.4.1 running in Windows 7 Pro on a 64-bit machine, and done fine for two years now. Just starting to get into creating Books -- when editing text in a book, while I can easily toggle on pages of the book among "Fit", "1:1", and "4:1" views using the Preview pane on the left, I cannot seem to do that for cover designs (dust jacket or image wrap, doesn't matter), except for the spine. Regardless of where I click on the cover design, when I want to use 1:1 or 4:1, LR won't show anything but the spine. Have tried all the recommended ways of navigating within the cover design. Really have to get a way to look at and edit text up close in various locations on the front and back cover. Fingers crossed one or two of you out there can tell me the easy thing I'm overlooking!
 
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It seems as that's the way it is. We cannot change it.
Make a suggestion on the 'Feedback' forum-

I do not have problems with front cover titles- Type in a larger font, then reduce to wanted size.
For lots of text on the back cover I might type it out in Ms-Word, then copy and paste to the text cell.
Hit keyboard F5, F6 and F7, or even [Shift+Tab], to give your book cover more screen 'real-estate'.
 

Allan1947

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Fantastic. Thanks. I had started less powerful versions of the workarounds you recommend, and you have freed me from feeling as if there's a trick in LR that would do it easily. I'll suggest the issue to the link you kindly included as well. OK, onward, and I truly appreciate your promptness; I go now from dead in the water to just in the water!
 
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