Zoom in or out of a document, presentation, or worksheet

You can zoom in to get a close-up view of your file or zoom out to see more of the page at a reduced size. You can also save a particular zoom setting with a document or template, presentation, or worksheet.

What do you want to do?


Quickly zoom in or out of a document, presentation, or worksheet

  1. On the status bar, click the Zoom slider Zoom slider.
  2. Slide to the percentage zoom setting that you want.

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Choose a particular zoom setting

You can choose how much of a document, presentation, or worksheet you view on the screen.

Choose a zoom setting in Microsoft Office Word

Do one of the following:

  • On the View tab, in the Zoom group, click Zoom 100%.

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  • On the View tab, in the Zoom group, click One Page, Two Pages, or Page Width.
  • On the View tab, in the Zoom group, click Zoom, and then enter a percentage or choose any other settings that you want.

Choose a zoom setting in Microsoft Office PowerPoint

Do one of the following:

  • On the View tab, in the Zoom group, click Fit to Window.

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  • On the View tab, in the Zoom group, click Zoom, and then enter a percentage or choose any other settings that you want.

Choose a zoom setting in Microsoft Office Excel

Do one of the following:

  • On the View tab, in the Zoom group, click Zoom 100%.

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  • On the View tab, in the Zoom group, click Zoom to Selection.
  • On the View tab, in the Zoom group, click Zoom, and then enter a percentage or choose any other settings that you want.

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Save a particular zoom setting

Save a zoom setting in Word

To save a particular zoom setting with your document or template so that the document or template always opens with that zoom setting, you must make a change in the document or template first. Adding and deleting a single space are all that is necessary to make sure the document or template is edited and the setting is saved.

  1. Open the document or template that you want to save with a particular zoom setting.
  2. On the View tab, in the Zoom group, click Zoom.

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  1. Choose the setting that you want.
  2. Add and delete a single space in the document or template.
  3. Click the Microsoft Office Button Button image, and then click Save.

Save a zoom setting in PowerPoint or Excel

  1. Open the presentation or worksheet that you want to save with a particular zoom setting.
  2. On the View tab, in the Zoom group, click Zoom.
  1. Choose the setting that you want.
  2. Click the Microsoft Office Button Button image, and then click Save.

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Applies to:
Excel 2007, PowerPoint 2007, Word 2007