How To Zoom In Google Docs

You have the option of zooming in and out on documents in Google Docs. Zooming in will make the document larger so you can see more information, whereas zooming out will make the document smaller.

Seeing some aspects may be challenging based on your screen resolution. Some of such objects can be found in documents and may be as a result of little text or an image with numerous microscopic features.


In order to read or view something on the screen that is blurry to see, it is likely that you would want to understand how to zoom in on Google Docs documents. You might even find yourself in a conference meeting one day where you will need to project your screen for the audience and knowing how to zoom in and out will come in handy.

On Google Docs, there are several options to zoom in and out. Let’s look at them

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Utilizing the Shortcuts on the Keyboard to Zoom in and Out

Utilizing keyboard shortcuts, you may easily zoom in and out on Google Docs. The keyboard shortcuts you must employ are listed below:

  • Press “Ctrl” + “Shift” + “+” simultaneously to zoom in.
  • Press “Ctrl” + “Shift” + “-” simultaneously to zoom out.

Zoom in and out with the mouse scroll wheel is another option. To zoom in or out, merely move the pointer over the document and utilize the scroll wheel.

Whenever you zoom in and out using the keyboard shortcuts, the zoom level won’t be displayed on the toolbar. This is a result of the Chrome window in question being zoomed in or out. When the window is zoomed in or out in this manner, you may not be able to use all of Google Docs’ features.

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Making Use of the Mouse Wheel to Zoom 

Using the mouse wheel is another simple method for adjusting the zoom level. This is how you do it:

  • Start by opening the file you want to enlarge or reduce.
  • Move your mouse pointer over the document.
  • To zoom in, advance the mouse wheel while pressing “Ctrl.”
  • To zoom out, click and hold “Ctrl” while turning the mouse wheel backward.

Utilize Zoom option on the Toolbar to Zoom In and Out

Utilizing the zoom option in the toolbar is the another technique to zoom in or out. Here’s how to go about it:

  • Start by opening the document you want to enlarge or reduce.
  • Extend the toolbar’s “Zoom” menu.
  • There will be a drop-down menu with several zoom settings.
  • Zooming in on the document can be done by pressing the buttons above 100%.
  • Zooming out the document can be done by using the buttons below 100%.
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