How to Change the Zoom Level in Google Docs

Depending on your screen resolution, it can be difficult to see certain things.

Some of those items are in documents and might be due to a small text size or an image with a lot of tiny details.

Therefore it’s possible that you might want to know how to zoom in on Google Docs documents so that you can more clearly read or see something that is on the screen but is currently too small or not clear enough to see.

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How to Zoom in on Google Docs

  1. Open your document.
  2. Click the Zoom button.
  3. Select the desired zoom level.

Our article continues below with additional information on how to zoom in on Google Docs, including pictures of these steps.

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There are a handful of options that are shared across all of the Google apps. You are able to share Google files like documents, spreadsheets, or slideshows either in the app or from Google Drive, you can change the zoom level, and more.

Many of the productivity applications that you use on your computer will have a default zoom level of 100%. Depending on how far away from the monitor you sit, or how good or poor your vision is, that zoom level might be inadequate. So if you find that the words on your screen are either too big or too small for comfortable reading, then you might be interested in changing the zoom level in Google Docs.

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Most applications, including Google Docs, specify “100%” as the default zoom level in their application. But if your monitor is very large or very small, or if the resolution of your display is very large or very small, then it might be tough to read.

Fortunately, you have the ability to modify this setting, although you might be having trouble locating it. Our tutorial below will help you identify the zoom setting in the toolbar in Google Docs so that you can adjust it accordingly to suit your needs.

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How to Zoom in or Zoom Out in Google Docs (Guide with Pictures)

The steps in this article were performed in Google Chrome but should work in other desktop Web browsers as well. Once you complete the steps below, you will be able to zoom in or zoom out when viewing a document in the Google Docs application.

Step 1: Sign into your Google Drive at and open the document in which you want to zoom in or zoom out.

Step 2: Click the Zoom button in the toolbar above the document, then select one of the default zoom levels, or manually enter your own preferred zoom value into the field.

If you elect to use a custom zoom level, then the value must be between 50 and 200%.

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Now that you know how to zoom in on Google Docs, you will be able to control the zoom level in future documents so that you can read your content or the content of others more easily.

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