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Zoom the artboard in or out

In Microsoft Expression Blend, you can zoom in or out on objects on the artboard or on specific areas of the artboard so that you can see them in more detail.

  • Do one of the following:

    • Click Zoom Cc294501.d3dbad5f-d347-4708-8f93-c755629cc9c2(en-us,Expression.10).png in the Toolbox, and then drag a marquee around the object or area of the artboard that you want to zoom in on. Click or drag again to zoom in more. The zoom tool appears with a plus sign (+) Cc294501.75adaf11-3929-48d7-84ea-cb3533fa49aa(en-us,Expression.10).png when you are zooming in.

    • Select a preset zoom percentage in the Zoom slider Cc294501.12524287-c48b-4cfc-b614-01951207239d(en-us,Expression.10).png at the bottom of the artboard or type a value.

    • Hold the CTRL key when you move the mouse wheel.

    • On the View menu, click Zoom in.

    • Press CTRL+EQUAL SIGN.

  • Do one of the following:

    • Click Zoom Cc294501.d3dbad5f-d347-4708-8f93-c755629cc9c2(en-us,Expression.10).png in the Toolbox, press and hold ALT, and then drag a marquee around the object or area of the artboard that you want to zoom out from. Click or drag again when holding ALT to zoom out more. The zoom tool appears with a minus sign (-) Cc294501.37b88c55-69f6-4236-b478-6a131ecf866c(en-us,Expression.10).png when you are zooming out.

    • Select a preset zoom percentage in the Zoom slider Cc294501.12524287-c48b-4cfc-b614-01951207239d(en-us,Expression.10).png at the bottom of the artboard or type a value.

    • Hold the CTRL key when you move the mouse wheel.

    • On the View menu, click Zoom out.

    • Press CTRL+MINUS SIGN.

  • Select an object on the artboard or under Objects and Timeline, and then use one of the following methods:

    • In the Zoom slider Cc294501.12524287-c48b-4cfc-b614-01951207239d(en-us,Expression.10).png at the bottom of the artboard, select Fit to screen.

    • On the View menu, click Fit to screen.

    • Press CTRL+0.

    Cc294501.alert_note(en-us,Expression.10).gifNote:

    If you only want to center the artboard on the selected object without zooming, you can double-click the Pan Cc294501.2111753c-ec4a-4415-b103-4b015b25e00e(en-us,Expression.10).png tool in the Toolbox.

  • Do one of the following:

    • Double-click the Zoom Cc294501.d3dbad5f-d347-4708-8f93-c755629cc9c2(en-us,Expression.10).png tool in the Toolbox.

    • On the View menu, click Actual Size.

    • In the Zoom slider Cc294501.12524287-c48b-4cfc-b614-01951207239d(en-us,Expression.10).png at the bottom of the artboard, select Actual Size.

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