PB printing new pcb with PCBnew version 5.1.6

Hello,
i have made a very simply pcb with Kicad PcbNew, but the preview give a very small print.
it’s as if printing was divided by 10.
I don’t understand. I had chosen a grid at 2.54mm, and I have the impression of having a grid at 0.254.
I have the impression that the display of the grids is inconsistent with the zoom?
How do I fix this? I cannot attach a file!
I’m just a casual user.
thank you

What preview? Please be more specific so that anyone could follow your steps and see what happens.

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Hello,

here my file.
You may try to preview it.
it’s a very basic pcb

connex.kicad_pcb (26.7 KB)

If you use the Home key to show all objects, you will see a tiny object on the far left, which turns out to be a stray via. Delete it and you will be able to zoom in with the Home key.

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Hello,

Yes,
Thank you very much, I didn’t see it.
He was there:
(via (at -1518.485687 63.5) (size 2) (drill 0.8) (layers F.Cu B.Cu) (net 0) (tstamp 5F25DEF4))
I deleted directly the record in the file. There it works. thank you.
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Hello,

may I add an own question ?
I sometimes encountered this problem and it took me some time to find the orphan…

When drawing schematics I always stay with the default drawing frame. But sometimes my designs are very small an then when I press “fit to screen” KiCad zooms the drawing frame and my 2 Transistor circuit is very small in the middle.

is there a way to resign this function to the drawing elements only ?

No idea, but if I have a small circuit I use a smaller page size like A5.

OK, I admit I never thought about that :upside_down_face: