In a linear view, the picture is uniformly scaled.
The relation between picture and original layout is linear.
There are several possibilities to solve the conflict between
detailed and full view:
Overview while details can be selected:
The main window shows the shrunk layout.
Labels of nodes or edges can be made visible by selecting
Then, boxes appear with the labels in normal size.
However, these boxes overlap and hide parts of the picture
(Fig. 31, left).
Detailed view with panner:
The main window shows a part of the layout in normal
A second window (panner) shows an overview.
Positioning of the visible part of the main window can be done
by selecting rectangles in the overview window
(Fig. 31, right).