Microsoft Visio Zooming
To position shapes or to carry out precise work, Microsoft Visio zooming provides the ability to magnify a portion of a drawing. Learn how zoom works in this 4-minute video backed up by the written steps underneath.
Zoom slider and the Zoom dialog box
Use the zoom slider, as shown in Figure 1, on the Right-hand side of the status bar to zoom in and out.
Figure 1 – Zoom slider
Alternatively, click on the View Tab and in the Zoom group choose Zoom and then what factor needed as shown in Figure 2.
Figure 2 – Zoom dialog box
Fitting the window to a page
Click on the Fit page to current window button, as shown in Figure 3, on the right-hand side of the status bar.
Figure 3 – fitting the window to a page
Alternatively use the following shortcut key:
[Ctrl]+[Shift]+W – to fit the window to a page
Pan and Zoom window
On the View tab in the Show group, click on Task Panes and choose the Pan & Zoom option, as shown in Figure 4.
Figure 4 – accessing the Pan & Zoom window
The Pan & Zoom window will usually appear, as shown in Figure 5, in the bottom right-hand side of the drawing page.
Figure 5 – the Pan & Zoom window
Use the slider on the right-hand side of the window to zoom in/out or use the handles, as shown in Figure 6.
Figure 6 – Pan and Zoom handles
Zooming shortcut keys
|[Ctrl]+[Shift]+left click on the mouse button.||The mouse pointer changes to a magnifying glass.|
Zooms in on the area clicked upon.
|Hold down [Ctrl]+[Shift]+Left – drag around an area of a drawing to be zoomed in upon.||The mouse pointer changes to a magnifying glass and zooms in on the area selected.|
|[Ctrl]+[Shift] right click on the mouse button or use the quick key [Ctrl]+[Shift]+W to see the full page width.||The mouse pointer changes to a magnifying glass and zooms out of a given area.|
|[Ctrl]+[Shift] right click on the mouse button and hold it down.||The mouse pointer will change to a hand.|
|Drag the hand to the left or right.|
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