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Zoom In and Out of Office 2010

While you’re working in an Office application, you might want to zoom in to see a close-up view of part of your work, or zoom out to see a bird’s-eye view of the whole project. The lower the zoom percentage, the smaller everything looks — and the more you can see onscreen at once, without scrolling.

Word, Excel and PowerPoint all have the same zoom controls, located in the bottom right of the window. (There are also zoom controls on the View tab in each application.)

  • Drag the slider to adjust the zoom (to the left to zoom out, and to the right to zoom in).
  • Click the minus or plus button (at opposite ends of the slider) to slightly zoom out (minus) or in (plus).
  • Clicking the number of the current zoom percentage opens a Zoom dialog box, which shows more zooming options.

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