Use a screen reader to zoom in or out of notes in OneNote

Use a screen reader to zoom in or out of notes in OneNote

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Use OneNote 2016 with your keyboard and Narrator, the built-in Windows screen reader, to zoom in or out on a page. You can temporarily change the size of what’s on the page without messing up any formatting.

Notes: 

  • New Office 365 features are released gradually to Office 365 subscribers, so your app might not have these features yet. To learn how you can get new features faster, join the Office Insider program.

  • For keyboard shortcuts, go to Keyboard shortcuts in OneNote for Windows.

  • This topic assumes that you are using the built-in Windows screen reader, Narrator. To learn more about using Narrator, go to Complete guide to Narrator.

  • This topic makes note of the JAWS functionality as well. To learn more about JAWS for Windows, go to JAWS for Windows Quick Start Guide.

  • This topic assumes you are using this app with a PC. Some navigation and gestures might be different for a Windows phone or tablet.

You can enlarge or reduce the content of the page on the View ribbon tab. If your computer has a touch screen, you can use your fingers to pinch and stretch the page.

  1. On the page you want to zoom, do one of the following:

    • To magnify the current page and see a specific part of your notes up close (Zoom In), press Alt+Ctrl+Shift+plus sign (+).

    • To shrink the current page and see more of your notes at once (Zoom Out), press Alt+Ctrl+Shift+hyphen sign (-).

  2. To go back to the default setting, press Alt+W to go to the View ribbon tab, and then press 1 (one).

Tip: Select Zoom In and Zoom Out multiple times in a row to get the exact magnification you want. If you’re not happy with the levels that OneNote applies at each selection, you can set a specific zoom level. Press Alt+W, Q, type the zoom percentage you want, and then press Enter.

See also

Use a screen reader to insert content to notebooks in OneNote

Use a screen reader to share and collaborate on notebooks in OneNote

Keyboard shortcuts in OneNote for Windows

Basic tasks using a screen reader with OneNote

Set up your device to work with accessibility in Office 365

Learn how to navigate OneNote using accessible features

Use OneNote for Mac with your keyboard and VoiceOver, the built-in Mac OS screen reader, to zoom in or out on a page. You can temporarily change the size of what’s on the page without messing up any formatting.

Notes: 

You can enlarge or reduce the content of the page on the View ribbon tab. OneNote for Mac remembers the zoom setting you’ve applied to each individual page in your notebook, even if you shut down and restart OneNote.

  1. On the page you want to zoom, do one of the following:

    • To magnify the current page and see a specific part of your notes up close (Zoom In), press Command+plus sign (+). You hear: "Zoom in."

    • To shrink the current page (Zoom Out), press Command+minus sign (-). You hear: "Zoom out."

  2. To go back to the default setting, press Command+0 (zero). You hear: "Reset zoom."

Tip: Select Zoom In and Zoom Out multiple times in a row to get the exact magnification you want. If you’re not happy with the levels that OneNote applies at each selection, you can set a specific zoom level. Press F6 until you hear "<current ribbon tab>, (...) tab, (...) of 4," press the Right arrow key until you hear "View tab, 4 of 4," and then press Control+Option+Spacebar to go the View tab. Press the Tab key until you hear "<current zoom>, zoom, combobox," type the zoom percentage you want, and then press Enter.

See also

Use a screen reader to insert content to notebooks in OneNote

Use a screen reader to organize notebooks, sections, and pages in OneNote

Keyboard shortcuts in OneNote for Mac

Basic tasks using a screen reader with OneNote

Set up your device to work with accessibility in Office 365

Learn how to navigate OneNote using accessible features

Use VoiceOver, the built-in iOS screen reader, with the Zoom feature of your phone to zoom in on a OneNote for iOS page.

Notes: 

  • New Office 365 features are released gradually to Office 365 subscribers, so your app might not have these features yet. To learn how you can get new features faster, join the Office Insider program.

  • This topic assumes that you are using the built-in iOS screen reader, VoiceOver. To learn more about using VoiceOver, visit Apple accessibility.

  • This topic assumes that you are using an iPhone. Some navigation and gestures might be different for an iPad.

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Turn Zoom feature on

Turn on the Zoom feature in the Accessibility settings of your phone.

  1. On your phone, swipe right or left with three fingers to go to the home screen where the Settings icon is. Then swipe right until you hear "Settings," and double-tap the screen.

  2. In Settings, to open the Accessibility menu, swipe right until you hear "General button" and double-tap the screen. Then swipe right until you hear "Accessibility button," and double-tap the screen.

  3. To open the Zoom menu, swipe right until you hear "Zoom off button," and double-tap the screen.

  4. To turn on the Zoom feature, swipe right until you hear "Zoom off," and then double-tap the screen.

Zoom in on your notes

With the Zoom feature on, you can use gestures to enlarge the content of the page in OneNote for iOS.

On the OneNote page you want to zoom, do one of the following:

  • To magnify the screen and see a specific part of your notes up close, double-tap the screen with three fingers.

  • To move the zoom to another point, drag the screen with three fingers.

  • To return to the default magnification, double-tap the screen with three fingers.

See also

Use a screen reader to share and collaborate on notebooks in OneNote

Use a screen reader to insert content to notebooks in OneNote

Basic tasks using a screen reader with OneNote

Set up your device to work with accessibility in Office 365

Learn how to navigate OneNote using accessible features

Use TalkBack, the built-in Android screen reader, with the Magnification feature of your phone to zoom in on a OneNote for Android page.

Notes: 

  • New Office 365 features are released gradually to Office 365 subscribers, so your app might not have these features yet. To learn how you can get new features faster, join the Office Insider program.

  • This topic assumes that you are using the built-in Android screen reader, TalkBack. To learn more about using TalkBack, go to Android accessibility.

  • This topic assumes you are using this app with an Android phone. Some navigation and gestures might be different for an Android tablet.

  • Make sure you turn on TalkBack before launching OneNote for Android.

In this topic

Turn Magnification feature on

Turn on the Magnification feature in the Accessibility settings of your phone.

  1. In your phone Settings, to open the Accessibility menu, swipe right until you hear "Accessibility," and then double-tap the screen.

  2. To open the Magnification menu, swipe right until you hear "Magnification off," and double-tap the screen.

  3. To turn on the Magnification feature, swipe right until you hear "Magnify with triple-tap off," and then double-tap the screen. Swipe right until you hear "Off switch," and then double-tap the screen. Magnification is turned on, and you hear: "On."

Zoom in on your notes

With the Magnification feature on, you can use gestures to enlarge the content of the page in OneNote for Android.

On the OneNote page you want to zoom, do one of the following:

  • To magnify the screen and see a specific part of your notes up close, triple-tap the screen. To go back to the default setting, triple-tap again.

  • To move the zoom to another point, drag the screen with two fingers.

  • To return to the default magnification, triple-tap the screen.

See also

Use a screen reader to read pages in OneNote

Use a screen reader to insert content to notebooks in OneNote

Basic tasks using a screen reader with OneNote

Set up your device to work with accessibility in Office 365

Learn how to navigate OneNote using accessible features

Use Narrator, the built-in Windows screen reader, with the Magnifier feature of your phone to zoom in on a OneNote for Windows 10 page.

Notes: 

  • New Office 365 features are released gradually to Office 365 subscribers, so your app might not have these features yet. To learn how you can get new features faster, join the Office Insider program.

  • This topic assumes that you are using the built-in Windows screen reader, Narrator. To learn more about using Narrator, go to Complete guide to Narrator.

  • This topic assumes you are using this app with a Windows phone. Some navigation and gestures might be different for a tablet or PC.

In this topic

Turn Magnifier feature on

Turn on the Magnification feature in the Ease of Access settings of your phone.

  1. In your phone Settings, to open the Ease of Access menu, swipe right until you hear "Ease of access," and then double-tap the screen.

  2. To open the Magnifier menu, swipe right until you hear "Magnifier," and double-tap the screen.

  3. To turn the Screen magnifier on, swipe right until you hear "Off, Screen magnifier, toggle switch," and then double-tap the screen. The Screen magnifier is turned on, and you hear: "On, Screen magnifier, toggle switch."

Zoom in on your notes

With the Magnifier feature on, you can use gestures to enlarge the content of the page in OneNote for Windows 10.

On the OneNote page you want to zoom, do one of the following:

  • To magnify the screen and see a specific part of your notes up close, double-tap the screen with two fingers.

  • To move the zoom to another point, drag the screen with two fingers.

  • To change the zoom level, while magnified, double-tap and hold the screen with two fingers, and then drag your fingers up or down to increase or decrease the zoom.

  • To return to the default magnification, double-tap the screen with two fingers.

See also

Use a screen reader to share and collaborate on notebooks in OneNote

Use a screen reader to insert content to notebooks in OneNote

Basic tasks using a screen reader with OneNote

Learn how to navigate OneNote using accessible features

Use OneNote Online with Narrator, the built-in Windows screen reader, in your web browser to zoom in or out on a page.

Notes: 

  • New Office 365 features are released gradually to Office 365 subscribers, so your app might not have these features yet. To learn how you can get new features faster, join the Office Insider program.

  • For keyboard shortcuts, go to Keyboard shortcuts in OneNote Online.

  • This topic assumes that you are using the built-in Windows screen reader, Narrator. To learn more about using Narrator, go to Complete guide to Narrator.

  • This topic assumes you are using this app with a PC. Some navigation and gestures might be different for a Windows phone or tablet.

  • When you use OneNote Online, we recommend that you use Microsoft Edge as your web browser. Because OneNote Online runs in your web browser, the keyboard shortcuts are different from those in the desktop program. For example, you’ll use Ctrl+F6 instead of F6 for jumping in and out of the commands. Also, common shortcuts like F1 (Help) and Ctrl+O (Open) apply to the web browser – not OneNote Online.

You can enlarge or reduce the content of the page using the Zoom in and Zoom out functions of Microsoft Edge.

  1. When using OneNote Online in Microsoft Edge, do one of the following:

    • To magnify the current page (Zoom In), press Ctrl+plus sign (+). You hear: "Zoom in."

    • To shrink the current page (Zoom out), press Ctrl+minus sign (+). You hear: "Zoom out."

  2. Select Zoom In and Zoom Out multiple times in a row to get the exact magnification you want.

See also

Use a screen reader to insert content to notebooks in OneNote

Use a screen reader to share and collaborate on notebooks in OneNote

Keyboard shortcuts in OneNote Online

Basic tasks using a screen reader with OneNote

Learn how to navigate OneNote using accessible features

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