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Zoom Slider in PowerPoint – Instructions

Zoom Slider in PowerPoint: Overview

            The Zoom slider in PowerPoint appears in the lower-right corner of the application window. You use the Zoom slider in PowerPoint to change the magnification level of the presentation slides. This does not modify the presentation in any way. Instead, it changes how close or far away the slides in your presentation appear onscreen.

            You can easily change the magnification level by using the Zoom slider in PowerPoint. To decrease the magnification level, click and drag the slider left, towards the minus symbol. The magnification level appears as a percentage to the left of the zoom slider.

            To increase the magnification level, click and drag the slider to the right, towards the plus sign. The horizontal scroll bar appears if you increase the slide magnification to the point it can no longer fully display itself horizontally. The horizontal scroll bar appears at the bottom of the slide. It lets you scroll left and right to fully inspect the slide at your desired magnification level.

Zoom Slider in PowerPoint - Instructions: A picture of a presentation slide with the Zoom slider in PowerPoint shown in the lower-right corner.

Zoom Slider in PowerPoint – Instructions: A picture of a presentation slide with the Zoom slider in PowerPoint shown in the lower-right corner.

            You can also change the magnification using the settings available in the “Zoom” dialog box. To open this dialog box, click the actual zoom magnification level shown in the Status Bar. Alternatively, click the “View” tab in the Ribbon. Then click the “Zoom” button in the “Zoom” group.

            You can select the desired zoom level in the “Zoom” dialog box from the options in the “Zoom to” section. You can also enter a value into the “Percent:” spinner. After setting the desired magnification level in the “Zoom” dialog box, then click the “OK” button to apply it.

            You can also change the magnification level to fit the window. To do this, click the “View” tab in the Ribbon. Then click the “Fit to Window” button in the “Zoom” button group.

Zoom Slider in PowerPoint: Instructions

  1. To decrease the magnification level using the Zoom slider in PowerPoint, click and drag the slider left.
  2. To increase the magnification level using the Zoom slider in PowerPoint, click and drag the slider to the right.
  3. You can change the magnification using the “Zoom” dialog box by clicking the zoom magnification level in the Status Bar.
  4. Alternatively, click the “View” tab in the Ribbon and then click the “Zoom” button in the “Zoom” button group.
  5. In the “Zoom” dialog box, select the desired zoom level by choosing an option from the “Zoom to” section.
  6. Alternatively, enter a value into the “Percent:” spinner.
  7. Then click the “OK” button to apply the changes to the presentation.
  8. To change the magnification level to fit the window, click the “View” tab in the Ribbon.
  9. Then click the “Fit to Window” button in the “Zoom” button group.

Zoom Slider in PowerPoint: Video Lesson

            The following video lesson, titled “The Zoom Slider,” shows you how to change the slide magnification level using the Zoom slider in PowerPoint. This video lesson is from our complete PowerPoint training, titled “Mastering PowerPoint Made Easy v.2016-2013.”

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