In this chapter, we will discuss how to zoom in and zoom out in Word 2010. Microsoft Word provides a functionality to apply zoom-in and zoom-out operations on a document. When we apply the zoom-in operation, it enlarges the size of text whereas applying the zoom-out operation reduces the size of text.
A zoom operation just changes the size of the font on-screen without impacting any other attribute of the document. You can apply the zoom operation in various ways as explained in this chapter.
Here is the simple procedure to apply the zoom-in or the zoom-out operations using the View tab −
Step 1 − Click the View tab and then click the Zoom button as shown below.
Step 2 − When you click the Zoom button, a Zoom dialog box will appear as shown below. This will display the zoom options box to select a value to reduce or increase the size of the document on-screen. By default, it will be 100%; you can select 200% to increase the size of the font or 75% to reduce the size of the font.
You can click the Many pages down arrow and select to display multiple pages.
Step 3 − Once you are done with selecting an option, click OK to apply the changes on the document.
Step 4 − Try different options available, for example Page Width and Text Width.
The following screenshot shows two buttons Zoom-out which is the (-) button and Zoom-in which is the (+) button.
Step 1 − Click the Zoom-out button, you will find that your document size will decrease by 10% each time you click the button. Similar way, if you click on Zoom-in button your document size will increase by 10% each time you click the button.
Step 2 − Try this simple operation with different values to see the difference. The above screenshot shows 140% zoom-in view of the document.
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