Tech Tip - "Zooming" in Excel and Word
Is the information in your Excel spreadsheet or Word document too small for you to read comfortably? Don’t squint or lean toward your monitors! It’s easy to make the spreadsheet or document appear larger on your screen by using the “zoom” feature. There are a couple of ways to do it, and they both accomplish the same thing. Use whichever method you like (and can remember) best:
- Hold down the Ctrl key on your keyboard while rolling the scroll wheel on your mouse. Rolling the wheel forward will zoom in (will make the spreadsheet or document appear larger), while rolling the wheel backward will zoom out (will make the spreadsheet or document appear smaller).
- There also is a zoom tool in the lower right corner of the Excel or Word screen (see figure below). Just click the “+” or “-“ buttons to zoom in or out. You can also move the slider (in between the “+” and “-“ buttons) left or right to zoom in or out.
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