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How to quickly add the Navigation pane and quickly zoom in and out of the document.
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Show and Zoom Controls
How to quickly add the Navigation pane and zoom in and out of the document.
When to use
The Show and Zoom controls are invaluable as you become an advanced MS Word user. They will assist you in viewing multiple pages, or zooming closely into a section of a page.
Click the View Ribbon, and in the Show Group,
- Put a checkmark in the Ruler and Navigation Pane boxes.
- Also click the Gridlines box to see what happens, then turn it off again. Gridlines is not something that would stay on the screen very long. It is mainly used to visually align text or graphics.
Click through the Zoom control settings and observe the results on your screen.
You may decide to add some of these buttons to your Quick Access Bar. Here’s how:
- Right click the button you want to add, and select “Add to Quick Access Toolbar”.
It may be a good idea to add the buttons “One Page”, “Multiple Pages” and “Page Width” to your Quick Access Bar. They are very useful when working on large Word documents. They will appear like this on your Quick Access Bar:
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