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Zoom in or out on your document, spreadsheet or presentation to find the perfect view.

Use the zoom slider

  1. In Word, Outlook, PowerPoint or Excel, select the Zoom slider on the status bar.

  2. Slide to the percentage zoom setting that you want.
    Or, use - or + to zoom in gradual increments.

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

Choose a particular zoom setting

  1. Select the percentage next to the Zoom slider.

  2. In the Zoom dialog box, choose the percentage you want and press OK.
    Or, depending on the app, go to the View tab, and in the Zoom group select one of the options:

    • Excel: Zoom, 100%, or Zoom to Selection

    • PowerPoint: Zoom or Fit to Window

    • Word: Zoom, 100%, One Page, Multiple Pages, or Page Width

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Whether you want to zoom in on the details or zoom out for a wider perspective, Office apps give you a number of ways to get the perfect view.

To zoom in or out quickly, use the slider in the bottom right corner in apps such as Word, Excel or PowerPoint.

You can click the + and - signs to zoom in or out.

Or click and drag the slider to the position you want.

If you have a touchscreen, just pinch or spread your fingers.

A percentage next to the slider shows how zoomed in or out you are.

Click it, and you can then choose an exact percentage.

If you need other options, choose View and in the Zoom group, you will see different options depending on the app you are in.

Some options include: Multiple Pages, Zoom to Selection or Fit to Window.

And now that you have the right view, you can do your best work.

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