Zoom and pan in a diagram

  1. Hold down both the CTRL and SHIFT keys.

    The pointer turns into a magnifying glass.

  2. Try the following techniques:

    • Click the left mouse button to enlarge the view.

    • Click the right mouse button to reduce the view.

    • Click the left mouse button and drag a rectangle that contains just the region you want to zoom into.

    • Right-click and drag to pan the diagram.

Pan and zoom by using the scroll wheel

Do either of the following:

  • To scroll up or down, rotate the scroll wheel forward or backward.

  • To zoom in or out, hold down the CTRL key as you rotate the scroll wheel forward or backward.

Note: You can change the default behavior of an IntelliMouse wheel from scrolling to zooming. Click the File tab, and then click Options. Click Advanced, and under Editing options, select the Zoom on roll with IntelliMouse check box.

Zoom by using the Zoom controls

The Zoom controls are in the Visio status bar, below the diagramming page.

Hold the pointer over each control to see what the control does. The controls include a slider that sets the zoom level, a button to fit the page to the size of the current window, and a button to open the Pan & Zoom window.

Zoom and pan by using the Pan & Zoom window

  1. On the View tab, in the Show group, click Task Panes, and then click Pan & Zoom.

  2. In the Pan & Zoom window, if you do not see a blue box, drag to create a blue box. The blue box indicates the region of the page that is shown in the drawing window.

  3. Resize the blue box by dragging a side until it fits the area that you want to magnify.

  4. To view other sections of the diagram (or to “pan” the diagram), click inside the blue box and drag it over the section you want to view.

    Tip: In the Pan & Zoom window, you can also move the slider to zoom in or out of your drawing.

Zoom by using the Zoom command

On the View tab, in the Zoom group, click Zoom, and then select a zoom level and click OK.

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