What scale is best for your project? To maximize the amount of space you get in MURAL, there are a few things to keep in mind.

MURAL is most effective when the default sticky note size sets the scale of the mural. You can avoid resizing sticky notes by zooming in to read small text, and zooming out to read larger text. The "Zoom to Sticky Note" feature, which you can find by selecting a sticky within a mural, is incredibly useful for zooming to read small text.

Based on the default sticky note size, there are 4 different levels of working in a mural:

1. OVERVIEW LEVEL - Zoomed all the way out.

The overview scale is when you’re zoomed all the way out. Set up the mural with a hierarchy of text sizes so that top-level headers are readable even at this scale.

2. SECTION LEVEL - Zoomed into about a quarter of mural

When zoomed into about 33%-50% you can see about about a quarter of the mural. Subsection headers should be comfortable to read, but you probably won’t be able to read sticky note text. 

3. WORKING LEVEL - Add and read content with no problem

The working level is where you’ll spend most of your time adding content. This is at a zoom level of about 67%-100%. Reading text on a default size sticky should be no problem. 

4. CLOSE-UP- As far in as possible. 

As the name suggests, the close-up level is when you are zoomed all the way in. This is great for viewing detailed images or tiny text.. 

Learn how to zoom and scroll quickly, and think about the scale you’re working at. Again, don’t make sticky notes larger - that will take more of your time and reduce the amount of space you have.

At any time, you can click on an element and click the 'Zoom to element' magnifying glass (this was taken at 19% zoom level):

Understanding these different levels will help you guide others through your content and make you feel like a MURAL pro.

For more, see our blog post on scale in MURAL. 

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