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How to zoom in and out of a word document

If you need to see a part of your Word document up close, or if you need to see more of the page than what you get at a standard size, you can zoom in or out. Here’s how.

Zoom In and Out of a Word Doc Using the Zoom Bar

The need to zoom in and out of a Word document is quite common. It’s so common that Microsoft put a zoom bar on the right side of the status bar at the bottom of the window for quick access.

To use the zoom bar, click and drag the slider to the left or right to zoom out or in, respectively. As you do so, you’ll notice the page percentage decrease or increase.

Alternatively, you can click the minus (-) or plus (+) sign to zoom out or in at 10 percent increments.

If you zoom in to the point that parts of the Word document aren’t visible anymore, horizontally speaking, then a horizontal scroll bar will appear at the bottom of the page.

How to zoom in and out of a word document

Zoom In and Out of a Word Doc Using the Zoom Dialog Box

If you want a little more control over the zoom feature, the “Zoom” dialog box gives you a few more options. To access this, select the “View” tab and then click the “Zoom” button in the “Zoom” group.

How to zoom in and out of a word document

The “Zoom” dialog box will appear. In the “Zoom To” group, you’ll see several pre-defined options. The options to the right zoom in and out to a specific percentage to fill its given purpose while those on the left are set defaults. These percentages will differ depending on your device’s screen size and the size of your Word window (full-screen, half-screen, etc.).

If none of the pre-defined options are what you’re looking for, you can click the up and down arrows next to the “Percent” option to zoom in and out by 1 percent increments (compared to the 10 percent increments from the zoom bar).

How to zoom in and out of a word document

When you’re finished, select “OK” and the changes will take place.

A Few Handy Word Shortcuts

There are also a few shortcuts for zooming in and out, depending on your device. If you’re using a touch screen (or touchpad), you can take advantage of the pinch-to-zoom functionality. This feature allows you to zoom in and out by placing two fingers on the screen and “pinching” to zoom out or separating your fingers to zoom in.

Lastly, for those using a mouse with a scroll wheel, you can hold the “Ctrl” button and scroll the wheel up or down to zoom in and out, respectively.

In this chapter, we will discuss how to zoom in and zoom out in Word 2010. Microsoft Word provides a functionality to apply zoom-in and zoom-out operations on a document. When we apply the zoom-in operation, it enlarges the size of text whereas applying the zoom-out operation reduces the size of text.

A zoom operation just changes the size of the font on-screen without impacting any other attribute of the document. You can apply the zoom operation in various ways as explained in this chapter.

Zoom-in & Zoom-out using view tab

Here is the simple procedure to apply the zoom-in or the zoom-out operations using the View tab −

Step 1 − Click the View tab and then click the Zoom button as shown below.

Step 2 − When you click the Zoom button, a Zoom dialog box will appear as shown below. This will display the zoom options box to select a value to reduce or increase the size of the document on-screen. By default, it will be 100%; you can select 200% to increase the size of the font or 75% to reduce the size of the font.

You can click the Many pages down arrow and select to display multiple pages.

How to zoom in and out of a word document

Step 3 − Once you are done with selecting an option, click OK to apply the changes on the document.

Step 4 − Try different options available, for example Page Width and Text Width.

Zoom-in & Zoom-out using (+) and (-) Buttons

The following screenshot shows two buttons Zoom-out which is the (-) button and Zoom-in which is the (+) button.

Step 1 − Click the Zoom-out button, you will find that your document size will decrease by 10% each time you click the button. Similar way, if you click on Zoom-in button your document size will increase by 10% each time you click the button.

Step 2 − Try this simple operation with different values to see the difference. The above screenshot shows 140% zoom-in view of the document.

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How to zoom in and out of a word document

When you first get started with Word, all of your documents, new and old, open at the app’s default View settings: Print Layout at 100 percent Zoom. If you use a large external display or just don’t want to have to squint at the page, you may want to zoom in. Or if you have super vision or for some peculiar reason just really enjoy working on tiny pages, you can also zoom out accordingly.

Word’s View options let you zoom on pages, so the documents themselves get larger or smaller, and you can fit multiple pages into a single screen for more effective navigation. You should note, however, that zooming is different than merely increasing or decreasing font size. For more details on how to customize Word’s font settings, read:

Unfortunately, Microsoft does not currently let you modify or save Zoom-level defaults. However, Word does “remember” these settings, so any new documents you create or open should display with your last-used View and Zoom settings.

Here’s how to master Word 2016’s View and Zoom options.

How to zoom in or out on a Word document

Zooming in and out on Word documents is easy.

You can simply drag the horizontal slider in the bottom-right corner of your display toward the left and the minus sign to decrease page size or drag the slider to the right toward the plus sign to increase it.

How to zoom in and out of a word document

Click the View tab at the top of the Word screen.

In the third box from the left, labeled Zoom, click the magnifying glass to open a pop-up box, and then choose the specific Zoom percentage you want.

How to zoom in and out of a word document

Word also provides a number of advanced ways to view document pages. For example, Read Mode shows two pages side by side, like in a book, with horizontal navigation controls. Word’s Web Layout displays document text in one long page, like a web page, that you can scroll down to view.

How to master Word’s advanced View and Zoom settings

To toggle Read Mode on and off, click the icon all the way to the left of the Zoom slider at the bottom-right corner of your Word screen. It looks like an open book.

How to zoom in and out of a word document

To toggle Web Layout on and off, click the icon to the immediate left of the Zoom slider at the bottom-right corner of your Word screen. It looks like a document behind a tiny globe.

You can also customize Word’s Zoom levels using some other View options.

Click either the magnifying glass in the Zoom box of the View tab at the top of your Word screen or the percentage next to the Zoom slider in the bottom right-hand corner of your display, to open the Zoom settings pop-up box.

How to zoom in and out of a word document

Finally, the Many pages options lets you view multiple document pages on one screen, in rows, though the docs are often quite small. And you can customize the option to display pages in a number of different formations, such as 1×4 (one document’s height by four documents’ width, to fit your display), 1×3, 1×2 and 1×1, or 2×4 (two rows of documents high by four documents’ width, to fit your display), 2×3, 2×2 and 2×1.

How to zoom in and out of a word document

To enable the Many pages setting and pick your formation, select the circle next to the option and then click the icon (it looks like an old cathode-ray display) in the Zoom settings pop-up box. Another overlay will appear that lets you pick your preferred formation.

To disable any of the view options listed above, simply change your zoom percentage using the slide at the bottom right of your Word screen or the Zoom box in Words’ View tab.

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How to zoom in and out of a word document

If you need to see a part of your Word document up close, or if you need to see more of the page than what you get at a standard size, you can zoom in or out. Here’s how.

Zoom In and Out of a Word Doc Using the Zoom Bar

The need to zoom in and out of a Word document is quite common. It’s so common that Microsoft put a zoom bar on the right side of the status bar at the bottom of the window for quick access.

To use the zoom bar, click and drag the slider to the left or right to zoom out or in, respectively. As you do so, you’ll notice the page percentage decrease or increase.

How to zoom in and out of a word document

Alternatively, you can click the minus (-) or plus (+) sign to zoom out or in at 10 percent increments.

How to zoom in and out of a word document

If you zoom in to the point that parts of the Word document aren’t visible anymore, horizontally speaking, then a horizontal scroll bar will appear at the bottom of the page.

How to zoom in and out of a word document

Zoom In and Out of a Word Doc Using the Zoom Dialog Box

If you want a little more control over the zoom feature, the “Zoom” dialog box gives you a few more options. To access this, select the “View” tab and then click the “Zoom” button in the “Zoom” group.

How to zoom in and out of a word document

The “Zoom” dialog box will appear. In the “Zoom To” group, you’ll see several pre-defined options. The options to the right zoom in and out to a specific percentage to fill its given purpose while those on the left are set defaults. These percentages will differ depending on your device’s screen size and the size of your Word window (full-screen, half-screen, etc.).

If none of the pre-defined options are what you’re looking for, you can click the up and down arrows next to the “Percent” option to zoom in and out by 1 percent increments (compared to the 10 percent increments from the zoom bar).

How to zoom in and out of a word document

When you’re finished, select “OK” and the changes will take place.

A Few Handy Word Shortcuts

There are also a few shortcuts for zooming in and out, depending on your device. If you’re using a touch screen (or touchpad), you can take advantage of the pinch-to-zoom functionality. This feature allows you to zoom in and out by placing two fingers on the screen and “pinching” to zoom out or separating your fingers to zoom in.

Lastly, for those using a mouse with a scroll wheel, you can hold the “Ctrl” button and scroll the wheel up or down to zoom in and out, respectively.

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Where is the Zoom in Microsoft Word 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019 and 365

  • Method A: Zoom feature in old View menu with Classic Menu
  • Method B: Zoom button in old Toolbars with Classic Menu
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  • Method D: Zoom feature in status bar

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Method A: Zoom feature in old View menu with Classic Menu

You will find the Zoom feature In the View drop down menu under Menus tab, just as the same procedure as you did in Word 2003/XP(2002)/2000. There are five options in the Zoom item’s sub-list: Zoom, 100%, One Page, Two Page, and Page Width. See screen shot (Figure 1):

How to zoom in and out of a word document

Figure 1: Zoom feature in Classic Menu

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Method B: Zoom button in old Toolbars with Classic Menu

Find out the Zoom button in the same old Toolbars of Classic Menu. In the drop down list of Zoom button, there are also five options as we described in Method A. See screen shot (Figure 2):

How to zoom in and out of a word document

Figure 2: Zoom button in toolbars of Classic Menu

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Method C: Zoom button in Ribbon

If there is no Classic Menu for Office, the following steps will guild you through accessing the Zoom commands:

  • Click the View tab;
  • Go to Zoom group;
  • Then you will find out five zoom buttons: Zoom button, 100% button, One Page button, Two Page button, and Page Width button. See screen shot (Figure 3):

How to zoom in and out of a word document

Figure 3: Zoom buttons in Ribbon

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Method D: Zoom feature in status bar

The easiest method is that you can directly access the Zoom feature in Word status bar of 2007/2010/2013. See screen shot (Figure 3). It is quite easy to zoom in or zoom out your documents by moving the slider.

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How to zoom in and out of a word document

When laying out your document in Word, it’s sometimes helpful to view multiple pages on the screen at one time, especially if you have a large monitor. Seeing multiple pages at a time allows you to get a sense of how your overall layout looks.

NOTE: We used Word 2013 to illustrate this feature.

You must be in “Print Layout” view to view multiple pages at one time. If you are not in “Print Layout” view, or if you’re not sure which layout is currently active, click the “View” tab.

How to zoom in and out of a word document

In the “Views” section of the “View” tab, click “Print Layout.”

How to zoom in and out of a word document

To view multiple pages at one time, keep the “View” tab active. Place your cursor in the text of the first page you want to view in the multiple-page view. In the “Zoom” section, click “Multiple Pages.”

How to zoom in and out of a word document

By default, two pages are shown side-by-side. The pages are shrunk so the full pages can be viewed. This is why viewing multiple pages at once is good for reviewing your layout, but not necessarily for reading your document.

How to zoom in and out of a word document

To return to viewing one page at a time, click “One Page” in the “Zoom” section of the “View” tab.

How to zoom in and out of a word document

The page in which you had placed the cursor displays, but smaller than 100 percent. To zoom back to regular size, click “100%” in the “Zoom” section.

How to zoom in and out of a word document

You can view more than two pages at a time. To do so, click the “Zoom” button in the “Zoom” section of the “View” tab.

How to zoom in and out of a word document

The “Zoom” dialog box displays. You can zoom to various percentages (including a custom percent), widths, or the whole page. To view multiple pages, select the “Many pages” radio button. Then, click the monitor button below the radio button and select the number of pages you want to view at a time from the drop-down menu.

How to zoom in and out of a word document

The “Preview” shows how the pages will be displayed. Click “OK” to accept the change and close the “Zoom” dialog box.

How to zoom in and out of a word document

The view changes to show the number of pages at once that you specified.

How to zoom in and out of a word document

Remember to go back to viewing one page at a time, click the “One Page” button. To go back to viewing your text at 100 percent, click the “100%” button.

  • The easiest way to zoom in or out of Word 2010 documents is to hold down the control key on your keyboard ( Ctrl ) and scroll your mouse wheel up (zoom in) or down (zoom out).
  • The zoom slider (bottom right) shows the current zoom factor (if you don’t see it, right-click on the status bar (bottom of Microsoft Word window), and choose “Zoom Slider” from the menu).
  • You can also click on the “(-)” minus / “(+)” plus sign buttons pictured above to decrease or increase zoom level, or drag the slider: it automatically stops at common levels, like 100% .
  • Named zoom factors are also available under the “View” tab in the Ribbon:
  • Click on the “Zoom” button to open the eponymous dialog, which lets you enter a custom zoom factor, in addition to predefined settings: (equivalent keyboard shortcut = Alt+W, Q ) ⇒ “200%” = twice as large.

⇒ “100%” = reset zoom (default setting, no zooming – see further below for an easier approach).

⇒ “75%” = zoom out just a bit.

⇒ “Page width“: the “sheet” becomes as wide as the entire window.

⇒ “Text width“: the document is zoomed in so that your paragraphs start and end along the edges of the Microsoft Word window.

⇒ “Whole page“: zooms out to fit an entire page inside the main window’s dimensions.

⇒ “Many pages” lets you choose a number of rows and columns to display multiple pages at the same time, like table cells; just click on the button and move your cursor to make your choice: How to zoom in and out of a word document

  • Once you’ve made your choice, click “OK” to apply it.
  • Click on the “100%” button to reset the zoom to “none” (or hit the Alt+W, J keyboard shortcut).
  • The three following buttons in the Ribbon give you one-click access to named or custom zoom factors we just saw in the Zoom dialog: “One Page” (same as “whole page“), “Two Pages” (same as “Many pages > 1×2“, and “Page Width” (exact same option as Zoom dialog).
  • Waned to let you know that a recent release to Wdesk made available the zoom option for next generation Documents. Thanks as always for your continued patience and valued feedback. Happy zooming in the meantime. Cheers!

    Currently a document level zoom is not yet available in next generation Documents. However, your question is quite timely as our Product Team is close to having this available for release soon. Keep your eyes peeled on our What’s New topic for when it does become available. In the meantime, let me know what other questions you have. Thanks, and have a great day!

    How to zoom in and out of a word document

    Do you have an estimated time for when this zoom function is going to be available? If it’s not available by the end of the month we will not upgrade to Next Gen presentations for our Q2 filing.

    How to zoom in and out of a word document

    Hi Jaclyn and Peter,

    I just confirmed with the Product Team that they anticipate having this available in the next few weeks, likely within this month. I’ll keep you updated as soon as I know its available for sure, but it will also be messaged in What’s New when released too.

    Thank you both for your feedback as well. I’ve passed this along to the folks working on next generation and our transitions team specifically. In the meantime, trust that we are putting forth our best efforts in getting full feature parity between classic and next generation Wdesk, and then some!

    Have a great day and take care!

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