Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Zooming In (And Out) to Avoid Eyestrain
Zooming In (And Out)
to Avoid Eyestrain
For many people, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint may display text too tiny to
see comfortably. To overcome this problem, you can increase the
magnification in Word, Excel, or PowerPoint so that text appears bigger without
physically altering the file itself.
Here are three ways to zoom in (or out) the magnification:
Drag the Zoom slider that appears in the bottom-right corner.
Hold down the Ctrl button and scroll the wheel of your mouse (assum-
ing your mouse has a wheel).
Click the View tab and then click the Zoom icon in the Zoom group.
When a dialog box appears, click a magnification percentage (such as
125%) or type your own magnification percentage (such as 138%).
Changing the magnification only changes the way your text appears. Zooming
in (or out) doesn’t physically alter the text itself.
When in Doubt, Right-Click the Mouse
As a shortcut to giving commands to Office 2010, remember this simple
guideline: First select, and then right-click.
So if you want to change text or a picture, first select it to tell Office 2010
what you want to modify. Then right-click the mouse to display a pop-up
menu of the commands. These pop-up menus display a list of only relevant
commands for the item you just selected.
Freezing Row and Column
Headings in Excel
One problem with creating large spreadsheets in Excel is that your
identifying row and column headings may scroll out of sight if you scroll down or to
the right of your worksheet.