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Inserting Citations & References into PowerPoint with EndNote

EndNote X7, which is available on University computers, now has a toolbar for inserting citations and references into PowerPoint.

EndNote X7 Toolbar in PowerPoint

1) Open up PowerPoint and place your cursor where you wish to insert a citation or a reference.
2) Click on the EndNote X7 tab.
3) Choose the reference style you want to use from the drop-down menu.
4) Click Insert Citation or Insert Reference
5) Search for the reference you want or search on * to bring up a list of all your references.
6) Click on Insert.

You will need to insert the citation and the references separately as this is not a Cite While You Write toolbar like the one in Word.

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How to zoom in and out on part of a powerpoint presentation

Microsoft PowerPoint lets you zoom in and out on a specific part of your PowerPoint slideshow, which can be handy both while editing and for drawing attention to important objects or ideas during the presentation. Here’s how to do it.

Whether you’re in normal view or slideshow view, PowerPoint lets you zoom in and out as the need arises. There are a few ways you can do this, depending on which view you’re in.

The first method is by using the zoom bar at the bottom-right of the window (which isn’t available in the slideshow view). This method is convenient as the zoom bar is immediately accessible. To use the zoom bar, click and drag the bar left or right to zoom out or in, respectively. You can also resize the slide to fit your current window by clicking the box to the right of the zoom bar.

Another method is using the “Zoom” tool, found on the “View” tab.

How to zoom in and out on part of a powerpoint presentation

In the “Zoom” window, you can select a zoom percentage from the list of available options or enter a precise percentage into the “Percent” box. Once ready, click “OK,” and your slide will zoom to the selected amount.

How to zoom in and out on part of a powerpoint presentation

Those two methods are great for when you’re editing and need to take a closer look at something. But if you’re in the middle of giving your presentation and want to zoom in on a specific part for emphasis, you can do that too.

Select the magnifying glass from the presenter view and then click the part of the slide you want to zoom. Once zoomed in, you can click and drag to move the slide around. When you’re finished, click the magnifying glass again to zoom back out.

One last tip: In both normal and slideshow view, you can hold the Ctrl key while scrolling your mouse wheel to zoom in and out. This also works if you want to resize your slide thumbnails.

How do you zoom in on something in PowerPoint without PowerPoint first centering in on your slide?

This was a great question we got from subscriber Derek (thanks Derek!).

And it’s not so intuitive…

For example, let’s say you want to zoom in on a specific icon or two to edit them, like in the picture below. How do you do it without scrolling around, driving yourself crazy?

How to zoom in and out on part of a powerpoint presentation

In this tutorial, you’ll learn 3 different ways to zoom in PowerPoint, plus a few sneaky places you might never have thought of zooming in PowerPoint before.

Looking for the NEW Zoom Transition?

If you want to learn all about the brand new Zoom Transition in PowerPoint that was added in 2016, see our other guide here.

The problem with the standard PowerPoint zoom

The problem with the standard PowerPoint zoom, is that PowerPoint automatically goes to the center of your slide as you zoom in.

The center zoom is great if the object that you want to edit is in the center of your slide, but if it’s not, that means you have to use the scroll bars to find what you are looking for.

The problem with the scroll bars is that they are hard to control, often jumping you over to the next slide as you try to find the object that you want to edit.

So instead of making your life easier (which is what they were designed to do), they make it harder.

Did you know that you can switch your PowerPoint slides by zooming in or out? The Zoom Transition Effect provides three very useful methods for zooming your slides, i.e you can zoom in to the next slide, zoom out of the current slide to reveal the next slide or zoom and rotate to display the new slide.

Zooming Your Slides in PowerPoint

The Zoom Transition Effect can be easily applied to your presentations. All you have to do is to go to the Transitions tab from within PowerPoint and select the Zoom effect from the drop don menu. This will apply the Zoom Transition Effect to your current slide.

How to zoom in and out on part of a powerpoint presentation

You can further customize your slide transition by selecting the type of effect option that you wish to apply to reveal the next slide. As shown from the below screenshot, you can choose to Zoom In, Zoom Out or Zoom and Rotate your slide.

How to zoom in and out on part of a powerpoint presentation

How To Apply The Zoom Transition Effect in PowerPoint

If you are new to PowerPoint Transition Effects you can see the complete process of applying and using the Zoom Transition Effect from our video demonstration given below.

Related: If you want to Zoom Live presentations to emphasize a point from within your slides, then see our review of MagPointer, which is a tool that add extra features to PowerPoint, like the ability to zoom slides during Live presentations.

How to zoom in and out on part of a powerpoint presentation

Microsoft PowerPoint lets you zoom in and out on a specific part of your PowerPoint slideshow, which can be handy both while editing and for drawing attention to important objects or ideas during the presentation. Here’s how to do it.

Whether you’re in normal view or slideshow view, PowerPoint lets you zoom in and out as the need arises. There are a few ways you can do this, depending on which view you’re in.

The first method is by using the zoom bar at the bottom-right of the window (which isn’t available in the slideshow view). This method is convenient as the zoom bar is immediately accessible. To use the zoom bar, click and drag the bar left or right to zoom out or in, respectively. You can also resize the slide to fit your current window by clicking the box to the right of the zoom bar.

How to zoom in and out on part of a powerpoint presentation

Another method is using the “Zoom” tool, found on the “View” tab.

How to zoom in and out on part of a powerpoint presentation

In the “Zoom” window, you can select a zoom percentage from the list of available options or enter a precise percentage into the “Percent” box. Once ready, click “OK,” and your slide will zoom to the selected amount.

How to zoom in and out on part of a powerpoint presentation

Those two methods are great for when you’re editing and need to take a closer look at something. But if you’re in the middle of giving your presentation and want to zoom in on a specific part for emphasis, you can do that too.

Select the magnifying glass from the presenter view and then click the part of the slide you want to zoom. Once zoomed in, you can click and drag to move the slide around. When you’re finished, click the magnifying glass again to zoom back out.

How to zoom in and out on part of a powerpoint presentation

One last tip: In both normal and slideshow view, you can hold the Ctrl key while scrolling your mouse wheel to zoom in and out. This also works if you want to resize your slide thumbnails.

How to zoom in and out on part of a powerpoint presentation

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Learn to create a focused zoom for photos in PowerPoint. Follow our simple step by step instructions to get more out of your graphics in business presentations.

Here is the focused zoom effect in PowerPoint you will learn today:

How to zoom in and out on part of a powerpoint presentationYou can use the effect to focus on…

  • Certain part of a map
  • Certain step in a process
  • Certain person in a group photo etc.

Let us see how to achieve the effect in a step by step way…

Step 1: Decide the part you want to focus on

The first step after sticking a picture on your slide is to decide the area you want to focus on. Draw a circle around the area. Remove the shape fill and color the outline as white for easy recognition.
How to zoom in and out on part of a powerpoint presentation
Go to custom animation and let the white circle have an entrance animation called ‘Wheel’. Choose the number of spokes as 1. This forms the first part of the animation we want to create.

Step 2: Make a copy of the part you want to focus

The main idea in this step is to make a copy of the flower and place it right on top of the flower picture in the background. For this, make a copy of the photo. Using the ‘crop’ tool crop the photo till the four sides touch the edge of the white circle.
How to zoom in and out on part of a powerpoint presentation
We don’t want this cropped image to be a square. We want it to be a circle. For this we need to make a copy of the white circle, remove animation and fill it with the picture of the flower.

So, first ‘copy’ the cropped photo. This puts the piece in the clipboard memory.

Go to the copied white circle and Right click to go to ‘Format shape’ dialog box. Go to Fill -> Picture or texture fill -> Clipboard. This fills the shape with the cropped photo. Remove outline.

Increase the transparency of the circular flower image to position it in the right place on top of the background picture. Get the transparency back to 0%.
How to zoom in and out on part of a powerpoint presentation
Now, we have a picture in the background, a hollow white circle with ‘wheel’ animation and a circle with the photo of flower placed on top of the flower picture in the background.

Step 3: Apply ‘Grow/ Shrink’ animation

Click on the circle with flower image. First apply the entrance effect called ‘Appear’ let the start be ‘after previous’. Click on the flower image once again and add ‘Grow/Shrink’ animation to make it grow to 150%. Let the speed be ‘Fast’. Let the start be ‘after previous’.

Now you can play the animation. Here is the sequence of what will happen:

First, the hollow white circle appears with wheel animation to mark the area being zoomed in

The picture of flower then ‘appears’ and ‘grows’ to 150%

This creates the zoom effect in PowerPoint you saw at the start of this tutorial.
How to zoom in and out on part of a powerpoint presentation
Isn’t the effect interesting? Once you learn the base technique, you can improvise on the method to suit your need.

If you have an issue with the quality of photos when using ‘grow’ animation, see this article for a solution.

Variations of zoom effect in PowerPoint

It takes a lot of time and effort to create professional quality custom animated slides for your business slides. Most business presenters don’t have the time to create such high-quality slides for themselves. That’s why we came up with this ‘750+ Advance Animated Templates for PowerPoint’.

Here is a variation of picture animation from the pack…

How to zoom in and out on part of a powerpoint presentation

Here is an interesting variation where we have used a ‘snapshot’ effect to showcase images.
How to zoom in and out on part of a powerpoint presentation

You can browse through the various animations in the Advance Animated Pack by clicking on the link above.

If you found this article useful, please leave us a comment below.

Did you know that you can switch your PowerPoint slides by zooming in or out? The Zoom Transition Effect provides three very useful methods for zooming your slides, i.e you can zoom in to the next slide, zoom out of the current slide to reveal the next slide or zoom and rotate to display the new slide.

Zooming Your Slides in PowerPoint

The Zoom Transition Effect can be easily applied to your presentations. All you have to do is to go to the Transitions tab from within PowerPoint and select the Zoom effect from the drop don menu. This will apply the Zoom Transition Effect to your current slide.

How to zoom in and out on part of a powerpoint presentation

You can further customize your slide transition by selecting the type of effect option that you wish to apply to reveal the next slide. As shown from the below screenshot, you can choose to Zoom In, Zoom Out or Zoom and Rotate your slide.

How to zoom in and out on part of a powerpoint presentation

How To Apply The Zoom Transition Effect in PowerPoint

If you are new to PowerPoint Transition Effects you can see the complete process of applying and using the Zoom Transition Effect from our video demonstration given below.

Related: If you want to Zoom Live presentations to emphasize a point from within your slides, then see our review of MagPointer, which is a tool that add extra features to PowerPoint, like the ability to zoom slides during Live presentations.

How to zoom in and out on part of a powerpoint presentation

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Learn to create a focused zoom for photos in PowerPoint. Follow our simple step by step instructions to get more out of your graphics in business presentations.

Here is the focused zoom effect in PowerPoint you will learn today:

How to zoom in and out on part of a powerpoint presentationYou can use the effect to focus on…

  • Certain part of a map
  • Certain step in a process
  • Certain person in a group photo etc.

Let us see how to achieve the effect in a step by step way…

Step 1: Decide the part you want to focus on

The first step after sticking a picture on your slide is to decide the area you want to focus on. Draw a circle around the area. Remove the shape fill and color the outline as white for easy recognition.
How to zoom in and out on part of a powerpoint presentation
Go to custom animation and let the white circle have an entrance animation called ‘Wheel’. Choose the number of spokes as 1. This forms the first part of the animation we want to create.

Step 2: Make a copy of the part you want to focus

The main idea in this step is to make a copy of the flower and place it right on top of the flower picture in the background. For this, make a copy of the photo. Using the ‘crop’ tool crop the photo till the four sides touch the edge of the white circle.
How to zoom in and out on part of a powerpoint presentation
We don’t want this cropped image to be a square. We want it to be a circle. For this we need to make a copy of the white circle, remove animation and fill it with the picture of the flower.

So, first ‘copy’ the cropped photo. This puts the piece in the clipboard memory.

Go to the copied white circle and Right click to go to ‘Format shape’ dialog box. Go to Fill -> Picture or texture fill -> Clipboard. This fills the shape with the cropped photo. Remove outline.

Increase the transparency of the circular flower image to position it in the right place on top of the background picture. Get the transparency back to 0%.
How to zoom in and out on part of a powerpoint presentation
Now, we have a picture in the background, a hollow white circle with ‘wheel’ animation and a circle with the photo of flower placed on top of the flower picture in the background.

Step 3: Apply ‘Grow/ Shrink’ animation

Click on the circle with flower image. First apply the entrance effect called ‘Appear’ let the start be ‘after previous’. Click on the flower image once again and add ‘Grow/Shrink’ animation to make it grow to 150%. Let the speed be ‘Fast’. Let the start be ‘after previous’.

Now you can play the animation. Here is the sequence of what will happen:

First, the hollow white circle appears with wheel animation to mark the area being zoomed in

The picture of flower then ‘appears’ and ‘grows’ to 150%

This creates the zoom effect in PowerPoint you saw at the start of this tutorial.
How to zoom in and out on part of a powerpoint presentation
Isn’t the effect interesting? Once you learn the base technique, you can improvise on the method to suit your need.

If you have an issue with the quality of photos when using ‘grow’ animation, see this article for a solution.

Variations of zoom effect in PowerPoint

It takes a lot of time and effort to create professional quality custom animated slides for your business slides. Most business presenters don’t have the time to create such high-quality slides for themselves. That’s why we came up with this ‘750+ Advance Animated Templates for PowerPoint’.

Here is a variation of picture animation from the pack…

How to zoom in and out on part of a powerpoint presentation

Here is an interesting variation where we have used a ‘snapshot’ effect to showcase images.
How to zoom in and out on part of a powerpoint presentation

You can browse through the various animations in the Advance Animated Pack by clicking on the link above.

If you found this article useful, please leave us a comment below.

You can zoom in to get a close-up view of your file or zoom out to see more of the page at a reduced size. You can also save a particular zoom setting.

Quickly zoom in or out

On the status bar of your Office app, click the zoom slider.

Slide to the percentage zoom setting that you want. Click – or + to zoom in gradual increments.

Note: In Outlook, the zoom slider zooms only the content in the Reading Pane.

Click the headings below for more information.

Note: This procedure isn’t available in Excel for the web. As a workaround, consider opening the file in Excel Desktop to change the setting.

You can choose how much of a document, presentation, or worksheet you view on the screen.

Do one of the following:

On the View tab, in the Zoom group, click Zoom 100%. This returns the view to 100% zoom.

On the View tab, in the Zoom group, click One Page, Multiple Pages, or Page Width.

On the View tab, in the Zoom group, click Zoom, and then enter a percentage or choose any other settings that you want.

Do one of the following:

On the View tab, in the Zoom group, click Fit to Window, which changes the current slide to the size of your PowerPoint window.

Note: There also is a Fit to Window button near the zoom slider on the status bar.

On the View tab, in the Zoom group, click Zoom, and then enter a percentage or choose any other settings that you want.

Do one of the following:

On the View tab, in the Zoom group, click Zoom 100%.

On the View tab, in the Zoom group, click Zoom to Selection, which maximizes the view of cells that you’ve selected.

On the View tab, in the Zoom group, click Zoom, and then enter a percentage or choose any other settings that you want.

In the main Outlook window, the zoom slider is the only way to zoom in or out. When you are reading or editing a message, zoom from the ribbon:

In an open message, on the Message tab, in the Zoom group, click Zoom.

In the Zoom dialog box, enter a percentage or choose any other settings that you want.

Word doesn’t save zoom settings in documents. Instead, it opens a document at the last zoom level you used.

Excel for the web doesn’t support saving the zoom level, because the View tab doesn’t have a Zoom group, so you must use the status bar to change the zoom level. As a workaround, consider opening the file in Excel Desktop to save the zoom level using the following procedure.

Open the presentation or worksheet that you want to save with a particular zoom setting.

On the View tab, in the Zoom group, click Zoom.