Tablets: text sizing and scaling

Hey all,

I’m reviving this thread to ask a related question----I’m playing with
CommCare on a Nexus 7 and it installs no problem and looks sharp and
beautiful. Only complaints, when I demonstrate to others: font size and the
way it’s displayed on the screen (e.g. tiny text all scrunched up at the
top of the screen rather than scaled and more evenly distributed). On the
home screen, “settings” doesn’t give me an option to change font size.

Is there a way to adjust this? If not, is automatic scaling in the works
for future CommCare versions?

Thanks,
Sarah

··· On Wed, Jul 10, 2013 at 10:37 AM, Jonathan Payne wrote:

I’ve used the nexus 7 and had a great experience with it. PIH is about to
deploy several in Chiapas Mexico to an active case finding team. We’ll have
extensive experience on those within the next month, so I’ll report any
feedback they have.


Jonathan Payne, MS
615.579.5413
skype: jonathandavidpayne

On Wed, Jul 10, 2013 at 2:34 PM, Clayton Sims csims@dimagi.com wrote:

There’s definitely also a use case difference here. 7" tablets are
awesome if you have to carry them around all day. 10" tablets are much
better if it’s going to be mounted, you get a lot more screen real estate
and it’s much easier to provide unambiguous input.

-Clayton

On Wed, Jul 10, 2013 at 7:44 AM, Jonathan Jackson jjackson@dimagi.comwrote:

Hi Kieran -

the Nexus 7 is regularly considered to be the best 7 inch tablet
currently available. Depending on your use case, the new OLPC XO Tablet
(though its already been delayed, and may not have a cellular radio)
is scheduled to come out in the US in mid-July (not sure when it will
hit SA); which may also be a great device and slightly more rugged. Asus
actually makes the Nexus 7, so it more depends on the exact device rather
than the manufacturer.

-J

On Wed, Jul 10, 2013 at 6:56 AM, Kieran Sharpey-Schafer < ksharpey@dimagi.com> wrote:

Hi Community!

I wanted to checkin on the prevailing experience on good tablets for
CommCare? We’ve used a few Galaxy Tab 10.1 here in SA previously, but we
know both the form factor (size) and operating system on that is rather
outdated. Has anyone tried out the Nexus 7 or other good candidates?

There’s also a prevailing prejudice that in terms of device overall
performance (outside commcare) Samsung tablets are a good bet whilst
cheaper brands like Asus might not be. Just wondered if anyone could either
confirm or deny this from personal experience, besides those here
https://confluence.dimagi.com/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=4718838#SupportedDevices&ChoosingaDevice-AndroidPhonesandTablets

Best wishes!
Kieran


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Hi Sarah,

Thanks for asking! For CommCareODK, you can adjust the font size using the
"in-form" Settings menu, just access the Settings menu while in a form.
However, that font size selected applies to the other forms as well.

Thanks,
Nick

Nick Amland
Senior Analyst
Dimagi, Inc
Skype: nick.amland

··· On Thu, Aug 8, 2013 at 10:33 AM, Sarah Searle wrote:

Hey all,

I’m reviving this thread to ask a related question----I’m playing with
CommCare on a Nexus 7 and it installs no problem and looks sharp and
beautiful. Only complaints, when I demonstrate to others: font size and the
way it’s displayed on the screen (e.g. tiny text all scrunched up at the
top of the screen rather than scaled and more evenly distributed). On the
home screen, “settings” doesn’t give me an option to change font size.

Is there a way to adjust this? If not, is automatic scaling in the works
for future CommCare versions?

Thanks,
Sarah

On Wed, Jul 10, 2013 at 10:37 AM, Jonathan Payne paynejd@gmail.comwrote:

I’ve used the nexus 7 and had a great experience with it. PIH is about to
deploy several in Chiapas Mexico to an active case finding team. We’ll have
extensive experience on those within the next month, so I’ll report any
feedback they have.


Jonathan Payne, MS
615.579.5413
skype: jonathandavidpayne

On Wed, Jul 10, 2013 at 2:34 PM, Clayton Sims csims@dimagi.com wrote:

There’s definitely also a use case difference here. 7" tablets are
awesome if you have to carry them around all day. 10" tablets are much
better if it’s going to be mounted, you get a lot more screen real estate
and it’s much easier to provide unambiguous input.

-Clayton

On Wed, Jul 10, 2013 at 7:44 AM, Jonathan Jackson jjackson@dimagi.comwrote:

Hi Kieran -

the Nexus 7 is regularly considered to be the best 7 inch tablet
currently available. Depending on your use case, the new OLPC XO Tablet
(though its already been delayed, and may not have a cellular radio)
is scheduled to come out in the US in mid-July (not sure when it will
hit SA); which may also be a great device and slightly more rugged. Asus
actually makes the Nexus 7, so it more depends on the exact device rather
than the manufacturer.

-J

On Wed, Jul 10, 2013 at 6:56 AM, Kieran Sharpey-Schafer < ksharpey@dimagi.com> wrote:

Hi Community!

I wanted to checkin on the prevailing experience on good tablets for
CommCare? We’ve used a few Galaxy Tab 10.1 here in SA previously, but we
know both the form factor (size) and operating system on that is rather
outdated. Has anyone tried out the Nexus 7 or other good candidates?

There’s also a prevailing prejudice that in terms of device overall
performance (outside commcare) Samsung tablets are a good bet whilst
cheaper brands like Asus might not be. Just wondered if anyone could either
confirm or deny this from personal experience, besides those here
https://confluence.dimagi.com/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=4718838#SupportedDevices&ChoosingaDevice-AndroidPhonesandTablets

Best wishes!
Kieran


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A-ha, thanks. I didn’t realize that ‘in-form’ settings were different than
the home screen settings.

Sarah

··· On Thu, Aug 8, 2013 at 1:57 PM, Nick Amland wrote:

Hi Sarah,

Thanks for asking! For CommCareODK, you can adjust the font size using the
"in-form" Settings menu, just access the Settings menu while in a form.
However, that font size selected applies to the other forms as well.

Thanks,
Nick

Nick Amland
Senior Analyst
Dimagi, Inc
Skype: nick.amland

On Thu, Aug 8, 2013 at 10:33 AM, Sarah Searle searle.sarah@gmail.comwrote:

Hey all,

I’m reviving this thread to ask a related question----I’m playing with
CommCare on a Nexus 7 and it installs no problem and looks sharp and
beautiful. Only complaints, when I demonstrate to others: font size and the
way it’s displayed on the screen (e.g. tiny text all scrunched up at the
top of the screen rather than scaled and more evenly distributed). On the
home screen, “settings” doesn’t give me an option to change font size.

Is there a way to adjust this? If not, is automatic scaling in the works
for future CommCare versions?

Thanks,
Sarah

On Wed, Jul 10, 2013 at 10:37 AM, Jonathan Payne paynejd@gmail.comwrote:

I’ve used the nexus 7 and had a great experience with it. PIH is about
to deploy several in Chiapas Mexico to an active case finding team. We’ll
have extensive experience on those within the next month, so I’ll report
any feedback they have.


Jonathan Payne, MS
615.579.5413
skype: jonathandavidpayne

On Wed, Jul 10, 2013 at 2:34 PM, Clayton Sims csims@dimagi.com wrote:

There’s definitely also a use case difference here. 7" tablets are
awesome if you have to carry them around all day. 10" tablets are much
better if it’s going to be mounted, you get a lot more screen real estate
and it’s much easier to provide unambiguous input.

-Clayton

On Wed, Jul 10, 2013 at 7:44 AM, Jonathan Jackson jjackson@dimagi.comwrote:

Hi Kieran -

the Nexus 7 is regularly considered to be the best 7 inch tablet
currently available. Depending on your use case, the new OLPC XO Tablet
(though its already been delayed, and may not have a cellular radio)
is scheduled to come out in the US in mid-July (not sure when it will
hit SA); which may also be a great device and slightly more rugged. Asus
actually makes the Nexus 7, so it more depends on the exact device rather
than the manufacturer.

-J

On Wed, Jul 10, 2013 at 6:56 AM, Kieran Sharpey-Schafer < ksharpey@dimagi.com> wrote:

Hi Community!

I wanted to checkin on the prevailing experience on good tablets for
CommCare? We’ve used a few Galaxy Tab 10.1 here in SA previously, but we
know both the form factor (size) and operating system on that is rather
outdated. Has anyone tried out the Nexus 7 or other good candidates?

There’s also a prevailing prejudice that in terms of device overall
performance (outside commcare) Samsung tablets are a good bet whilst
cheaper brands like Asus might not be. Just wondered if anyone could either
confirm or deny this from personal experience, besides those here
https://confluence.dimagi.com/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=4718838#SupportedDevices&ChoosingaDevice-AndroidPhonesandTablets

Best wishes!
Kieran


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Suppose I made a questionnaire which text size became long, when I uploaded
in tablets then I opened it but it was not seen in full sentence. what is
the solution for me?

··· On Thursday, August 8, 2013 at 11:18:22 PM UTC+5:45, Sarah S. wrote: > > Hey all, > > I'm reviving this thread to ask a related question----I'm playing with > CommCare on a Nexus 7 and it installs no problem and looks sharp and > beautiful. Only complaints, when I demonstrate to others: font size and the > way it's displayed on the screen (e.g. tiny text all scrunched up at the > top of the screen rather than scaled and more evenly distributed). On the > home screen, "settings" doesn't give me an option to change font size. > > Is there a way to adjust this? If not, is automatic scaling in the works > for future CommCare versions? > > Thanks, > Sarah > > > > On Wed, Jul 10, 2013 at 10:37 AM, Jonathan Payne <pay...@gmail.com > wrote: > >> I've used the nexus 7 and had a great experience with it. PIH is about to >> deploy several in Chiapas Mexico to an active case finding team. We'll have >> extensive experience on those within the next month, so I'll report any >> feedback they have. >> >> -- >> Jonathan Payne, MS >> 615.579.5413 >> skype: jonathandavidpayne >> >> >> On Wed, Jul 10, 2013 at 2:34 PM, Clayton Sims <cs...@dimagi.com > wrote: >> >>> There's definitely also a use case difference here. 7" tablets are >>> _awesome_ if you have to carry them around all day. 10" tablets are much >>> better if it's going to be mounted, you get a lot more screen real estate >>> and it's much easier to provide unambiguous input. >>> >>> -Clayton >>> >>> >>> On Wed, Jul 10, 2013 at 7:44 AM, Jonathan Jackson <jjac...@dimagi.com > wrote: >>> >>>> Hi Kieran - >>>> >>>> the Nexus 7 is regularly considered to be the best 7 inch tablet >>>> currently available. Depending on your use case, the new OLPC XO Tablet >>>> (though its already been delayed, and may not have a cellular radio) >>>> is scheduled to come out in the US in mid-July (not sure when it will >>>> hit SA); which may also be a great device and slightly more rugged. Asus >>>> actually makes the Nexus 7, so it more depends on the exact device rather >>>> than the manufacturer. >>>> >>>> -J >>>> >>>> >>>> On Wed, Jul 10, 2013 at 6:56 AM, Kieran Sharpey-Schafer < ksha...@dimagi.com > wrote: >>>> >>>>> Hi Community! >>>>> >>>>> I wanted to checkin on the prevailing experience on good tablets for >>>>> CommCare? We've used a few Galaxy Tab 10.1 here in SA previously, but we >>>>> know both the form factor (size) and operating system on that is rather >>>>> outdated. Has anyone tried out the Nexus 7 or other good candidates? >>>>> >>>>> There's also a prevailing prejudice that in terms of device overall >>>>> performance (outside commcare) Samsung tablets are a good bet whilst >>>>> cheaper brands like Asus might not be. Just wondered if anyone could either >>>>> confirm or deny this from personal experience, besides those here >>>>> https://confluence.dimagi.com/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=4718838#SupportedDevices&ChoosingaDevice-AndroidPhonesandTablets >>>>> >>>>> Best wishes! >>>>> Kieran >>>>> >>>>> -- >>>>> You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google >>>>> Groups "commcare-users" group. >>>>> To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send >>>>> an email to commcare-user...@googlegroups.com . >>>>> For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/groups/opt_out. >>>>> >>>>> >>>>> >>>> >>>> -- >>>> You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google >>>> Groups "commcare-users" group. >>>> To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send >>>> an email to commcare-user...@googlegroups.com . >>>> For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/groups/opt_out. >>>> >>>> >>>> >>> >>> -- >>> You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google >>> Groups "commcare-users" group. >>> To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send >>> an email to commcare-user...@googlegroups.com . >>> For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/groups/opt_out. >>> >>> >>> >> >> -- >> You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups >> "commcare-users" group. >> To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an >> email to commcare-user...@googlegroups.com . >> For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/groups/opt_out. >> >> >> > >

Hi, Sarah,

You can also change your phone’s font size (Settings -> Display -> Font
Size) to make the text in the menus and home screen appear bigger.

Jeremy

··· On Thu, Aug 8, 2013 at 1:59 PM, Sarah Searle wrote:

A-ha, thanks. I didn’t realize that ‘in-form’ settings were different than
the home screen settings.

Sarah

On Thu, Aug 8, 2013 at 1:57 PM, Nick Amland namland@dimagi.com wrote:

Hi Sarah,

Thanks for asking! For CommCareODK, you can adjust the font size using
the “in-form” Settings menu, just access the Settings menu while in a form.
However, that font size selected applies to the other forms as well.

Thanks,
Nick

Nick Amland
Senior Analyst
Dimagi, Inc
Skype: nick.amland

On Thu, Aug 8, 2013 at 10:33 AM, Sarah Searle searle.sarah@gmail.comwrote:

Hey all,

I’m reviving this thread to ask a related question----I’m playing with
CommCare on a Nexus 7 and it installs no problem and looks sharp and
beautiful. Only complaints, when I demonstrate to others: font size and the
way it’s displayed on the screen (e.g. tiny text all scrunched up at the
top of the screen rather than scaled and more evenly distributed). On the
home screen, “settings” doesn’t give me an option to change font size.

Is there a way to adjust this? If not, is automatic scaling in the works
for future CommCare versions?

Thanks,
Sarah

On Wed, Jul 10, 2013 at 10:37 AM, Jonathan Payne paynejd@gmail.comwrote:

I’ve used the nexus 7 and had a great experience with it. PIH is about
to deploy several in Chiapas Mexico to an active case finding team. We’ll
have extensive experience on those within the next month, so I’ll report
any feedback they have.


Jonathan Payne, MS
615.579.5413
skype: jonathandavidpayne

On Wed, Jul 10, 2013 at 2:34 PM, Clayton Sims csims@dimagi.com wrote:

There’s definitely also a use case difference here. 7" tablets are
awesome if you have to carry them around all day. 10" tablets are much
better if it’s going to be mounted, you get a lot more screen real estate
and it’s much easier to provide unambiguous input.

-Clayton

On Wed, Jul 10, 2013 at 7:44 AM, Jonathan Jackson <jjackson@dimagi.com wrote:

Hi Kieran -

the Nexus 7 is regularly considered to be the best 7 inch tablet
currently available. Depending on your use case, the new OLPC XO Tablet
(though its already been delayed, and may not have a cellular radio)
is scheduled to come out in the US in mid-July (not sure when it will
hit SA); which may also be a great device and slightly more rugged. Asus
actually makes the Nexus 7, so it more depends on the exact device rather
than the manufacturer.

-J

On Wed, Jul 10, 2013 at 6:56 AM, Kieran Sharpey-Schafer < ksharpey@dimagi.com> wrote:

Hi Community!

I wanted to checkin on the prevailing experience on good tablets for
CommCare? We’ve used a few Galaxy Tab 10.1 here in SA previously, but we
know both the form factor (size) and operating system on that is rather
outdated. Has anyone tried out the Nexus 7 or other good candidates?

There’s also a prevailing prejudice that in terms of device overall
performance (outside commcare) Samsung tablets are a good bet whilst
cheaper brands like Asus might not be. Just wondered if anyone could either
confirm or deny this from personal experience, besides those here
https://confluence.dimagi.com/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=4718838#SupportedDevices&ChoosingaDevice-AndroidPhonesandTablets

Best wishes!
Kieran


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Hi Sanu Ji

use at end where you would like to break the line and it comes in
another line.

aman

··· On Wed, Mar 11, 2015 at 1:15 PM, Sanu Ghalan <ghalan100shadhikhola@gmail.com wrote:

Suppose I made a questionnaire which text size became long, when I
uploaded in tablets then I opened it but it was not seen in full sentence.
what is the solution for me?

On Thursday, August 8, 2013 at 11:18:22 PM UTC+5:45, Sarah S. wrote:

Hey all,

I’m reviving this thread to ask a related question----I’m playing with
CommCare on a Nexus 7 and it installs no problem and looks sharp and
beautiful. Only complaints, when I demonstrate to others: font size and the
way it’s displayed on the screen (e.g. tiny text all scrunched up at the
top of the screen rather than scaled and more evenly distributed). On the
home screen, “settings” doesn’t give me an option to change font size.

Is there a way to adjust this? If not, is automatic scaling in the works
for future CommCare versions?

Thanks,
Sarah

On Wed, Jul 10, 2013 at 10:37 AM, Jonathan Payne pay...@gmail.com wrote:

I’ve used the nexus 7 and had a great experience with it. PIH is about
to deploy several in Chiapas Mexico to an active case finding team. We’ll
have extensive experience on those within the next month, so I’ll report
any feedback they have.


Jonathan Payne, MS
615.579.5413
skype: jonathandavidpayne

On Wed, Jul 10, 2013 at 2:34 PM, Clayton Sims cs...@dimagi.com wrote:

There’s definitely also a use case difference here. 7" tablets are
awesome if you have to carry them around all day. 10" tablets are much
better if it’s going to be mounted, you get a lot more screen real estate
and it’s much easier to provide unambiguous input.

-Clayton

On Wed, Jul 10, 2013 at 7:44 AM, Jonathan Jackson jjac...@dimagi.com wrote:

Hi Kieran -

the Nexus 7 is regularly considered to be the best 7 inch tablet
currently available. Depending on your use case, the new OLPC XO Tablet
(though its already been delayed, and may not have a cellular radio)
is scheduled to come out in the US in mid-July (not sure when it will
hit SA); which may also be a great device and slightly more rugged. Asus
actually makes the Nexus 7, so it more depends on the exact device rather
than the manufacturer.

-J

On Wed, Jul 10, 2013 at 6:56 AM, Kieran Sharpey-Schafer < ksha...@dimagi.com> wrote:

Hi Community!

I wanted to checkin on the prevailing experience on good tablets for
CommCare? We’ve used a few Galaxy Tab 10.1 here in SA previously, but we
know both the form factor (size) and operating system on that is rather
outdated. Has anyone tried out the Nexus 7 or other good candidates?

There’s also a prevailing prejudice that in terms of device overall
performance (outside commcare) Samsung tablets are a good bet whilst
cheaper brands like Asus might not be. Just wondered if anyone could either
confirm or deny this from personal experience, besides those here
https://confluence.dimagi.com/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=
4718838#SupportedDevices&ChoosingaDevice-AndroidPhonesandTablets

Best wishes!
Kieran


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Hey Jeremy,

Yeah, surprisingly, on the Nexus 7, changing the phone settings had no effect in-app, which was why I asked the question. Thanks, though!

S

··· On Aug 8, 2013, at 10:41 PM, "Jeremy W." wrote:

Hi, Sarah,

You can also change your phone’s font size (Settings -> Display -> Font Size) to make the text in the menus and home screen appear bigger.

Jeremy

On Thu, Aug 8, 2013 at 1:59 PM, Sarah Searle searle.sarah@gmail.com wrote:

A-ha, thanks. I didn’t realize that ‘in-form’ settings were different than the home screen settings.

Sarah

On Thu, Aug 8, 2013 at 1:57 PM, Nick Amland namland@dimagi.com wrote:

Hi Sarah,

Thanks for asking! For CommCareODK, you can adjust the font size using the “in-form” Settings menu, just access the Settings menu while in a form. However, that font size selected applies to the other forms as well.

Thanks,
Nick

Nick Amland
Senior Analyst
Dimagi, Inc
Skype: nick.amland

On Thu, Aug 8, 2013 at 10:33 AM, Sarah Searle searle.sarah@gmail.com wrote:

Hey all,

I’m reviving this thread to ask a related question----I’m playing with CommCare on a Nexus 7 and it installs no problem and looks sharp and beautiful. Only complaints, when I demonstrate to others: font size and the way it’s displayed on the screen (e.g. tiny text all scrunched up at the top of the screen rather than scaled and more evenly distributed). On the home screen, “settings” doesn’t give me an option to change font size.

Is there a way to adjust this? If not, is automatic scaling in the works for future CommCare versions?

Thanks,
Sarah

On Wed, Jul 10, 2013 at 10:37 AM, Jonathan Payne paynejd@gmail.com wrote:

I’ve used the nexus 7 and had a great experience with it. PIH is about to deploy several in Chiapas Mexico to an active case finding team. We’ll have extensive experience on those within the next month, so I’ll report any feedback they have.


Jonathan Payne, MS
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On Wed, Jul 10, 2013 at 2:34 PM, Clayton Sims csims@dimagi.com wrote:

There’s definitely also a use case difference here. 7" tablets are awesome if you have to carry them around all day. 10" tablets are much better if it’s going to be mounted, you get a lot more screen real estate and it’s much easier to provide unambiguous input.

-Clayton

On Wed, Jul 10, 2013 at 7:44 AM, Jonathan Jackson jjackson@dimagi.com wrote:

Hi Kieran -

the Nexus 7 is regularly considered to be the best 7 inch tablet currently available. Depending on your use case, the new OLPC XO Tablet (though its already been delayed, and may not have a cellular radio)
is scheduled to come out in the US in mid-July (not sure when it will hit SA); which may also be a great device and slightly more rugged. Asus actually makes the Nexus 7, so it more depends on the exact device rather than the manufacturer.

-J

On Wed, Jul 10, 2013 at 6:56 AM, Kieran Sharpey-Schafer ksharpey@dimagi.com wrote:

Hi Community!

I wanted to checkin on the prevailing experience on good tablets for CommCare? We’ve used a few Galaxy Tab 10.1 here in SA previously, but we know both the form factor (size) and operating system on that is rather outdated. Has anyone tried out the Nexus 7 or other good candidates?

There’s also a prevailing prejudice that in terms of device overall performance (outside commcare) Samsung tablets are a good bet whilst cheaper brands like Asus might not be. Just wondered if anyone could either confirm or deny this from personal experience, besides those here https://confluence.dimagi.com/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=4718838#SupportedDevices&ChoosingaDevice-AndroidPhonesandTablets

Best wishes!
Kieran

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