Zoom in or out with Word 2007
There are several ways Word 2007 lets you zoom in or zoom out on documents: the first way to zoom in or out is to use the zoom slider located in the bottom right corner of Microsoft Word’s main window: by default, your documents are zoomed at 100% – in other words, the document is shown in real size, without any actual zoom.
Zoom in/out or reset the zoom from using the Word 2007 ribbon
Named zoom factors in Word 2007
Word 2007 also includes “named zoom factors” in the Zoom dialog: namely, these are Page width (which will zoom the document to make it fit the entire width of the Word window); Text width (which will automatically zoom in (or out) until the left and right text boundaries are lined up with the border of your Word 2007 window); and finally Whole page, which will zoom out of the document until the entire height of the current page is visible inside your Word 2007 window:
Note that the following named zoom factors are also available directly from the ribbon: One Page (zoom out to show the entire page in all its height), Two Pages (show the same zoom factor as One Page, but show two pages side by side), and Page Width (zoom in to make your document page as wide as permitted by the size of the Word 2007 window). Named zooms in Word 2007 are just shortcuts to various zoom levels, and you can still access them manually, using any one of the zooming methods we outline in this tutorial.
Using the mouse to zoom in Word 2007
Here is a quick tip to close this Word 2007 tutorial on zooming: to zoom in or out fast, hold down the control key on your keyboard ( Ctrl), and scroll the wheel of your mouse. To zoom in, scroll up with the mouse wheel, while holding the Ctrl key pressed down; to zoom out of your document, follow the same steps, and move your mouse wheel down, as if you were scrolling down, still with the Ctrl key held down!
Since each of the mouse “thumps” corresponds to an increment (or decrement) of 10%, Ctrl-scroll 9 times down to zoom out to the minimum of 10% (shown on the screenshot above), and ctrl-scroll back up 9 times to reset the zoom. Since Word 2007 lets you zoom in up to 500% of the original document size, this means that you can view your document, with maximum zoom on, 50-times larger than it actually is. (If you want to zoom that much into the document, using the status bar slider we mentioned earlier would be easier than scrolling up while holding down the control key.)