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Zoom a Document in Word- Instructions and Video Lesson

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Zoom a Document in Word- Instructions and Video Lesson: A picture of a user using the “Zoom” dialog box to zoom a document in Word.

Zoom a Document in Word: Overview

            You can easily zoom a document in Word to change its magnification level by using the Zoom slider. The Zoom slider appears in the lower-right corner of the application window. You can click and drag the slider left, towards the minus symbol (-), to shrink the magnification level. The magnification level is the percentage which appears to the right of the zoom slider. You can click and drag the slider to the right, or towards the plus sign (+), to increase the magnification level. Alternatively, click the “+” or “-” symbols next to the Zoom slider to increase or decrease the magnification.

            If you increase the document magnification to the point that you can no longer fully view the document, horizontally, then the horizontal scroll bar appears at the bottom of the document. This lets you scroll left and right to fully inspect the document at your desired magnification level.

            Some basic zoom settings also appear on the “View” tab of the Ribbon within the “Zoom” button group. Here, you can set the zoom to “100%” by clicking the button of the same name. You can also quickly view “One Page,” “Multiple Pages” or the full “Page Width,” by clicking the buttons of the same names.

            Additionally, the “Zoom” dialog box lets you precisely zoom a document in Word. To access this dialog box, click the actual zoom magnification level in the Status Bar. Alternatively, click the “View” tab in the Ribbon. Then click the “Zoom” button in the “Zoom” button group.

Zoom a Document in Word- Instructions and Video Lesson: A picture of a user using the “Zoom” dialog box to zoom a document in Word.

Zoom a Document in Word- Instructions and Video Lesson: A picture of a user using the “Zoom” dialog box to zoom a document in Word.

            In the “Zoom” dialog box, you can select a zoom level by choosing an option from the “Zoom to” section. Alternatively, you can enter a specific value into the “Percent:” spinner box.

            If you want to display multiple pages at a time, click the “Many pages:” icon below the option button. Then choose how many pages to display. Your options range from “1 x 1 Pages” to “2 x 4 Pages” to show at once. A preview of the display appears below your setting options. After setting your desired magnification level, click the “OK” button to apply the changes to the document.

Zoom a Document in Word: Instructions

  1. To zoom a document in Word by using the Zoom slider in the Status Bar, click and drag the slider bar to the left or right to decrease or increase the magnification.
  2. Alternatively, click the “+” or “-” symbols next to the Zoom slider to increase or decrease the magnification.
  3. To zoom a document in Word by using the buttons in the “Zoom” button group, click the “View” tab in the Ribbon and then look within the “Zoom” button group.
  4. To set the document zoom to 100%, click the “100%” button in the “Zoom” button group on the “View” tab of the Ribbon.
  5. If you want to quickly change the view between “One Page,” “Multiple Pages,” or the full “Page Width,” then click one of the buttons of the same names in the “Zoom” button group on the “View” tab of the Ribbon.
  6. To zoom a document in Word by using the “Zoom” dialog box, click the “Zoom” button in the “Zoom” button group on the “View” tab of the Ribbon.
  7. Then select the desired zoom level by choosing an option from the “Zoom to” section or by entering a specific value into the “Percent:” spinner box.
  8. To choose to display multiple pages at a time, click the “Many pages:” icon below the option button and then choose how many pages to display
  9. Then click “OK” to save and apply the changes you made in the “Zoom” dialog box.

Zoom a Document in Word: Video Lesson

            The following video lesson, titled “Zooming the Document,” shows you how to zoom a document in Word. This video lesson is from our complete Word tutorial, titled “Mastering Word Made Easy v.2016-2013.”

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