Computer monitors vary a lot in resolution, and the strength of an individual’s eyesight can lead them to want larger text on their screen. This is especially true when you are reading on your computer screen, such as when you are viewing or editing a document in Word 2010. So if you are finding that the text size is too small for comfortable reading, or if you want to zoom way back and see how your document page looks in its’ entirety, then you can follow the tutorial below to zoom in or out in Word 2010.
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Zoom In or Out on a Document in Word 2010
You can always return to the default 100% zoom level by pressing the 100% button in the Zoom section of the ribbon that we will be navigating to below. This can save you some time as you try and return to normal after zooming in or out on your document.
Step 1: Open Word 2010.
Step 2: Click the View tab at the top of the window.
Step 3: Click the Zoom button in the Zoom section of the ribbon at the top of the window.
Step 4: Click the zoom level that you want to use from the options at the top of the screen, or manually enter it into the box to the right of Percent. Note that the minimum value that you can enter for the zoom percentage is 10 and the maximum value is 500.
Step 5: Click the OK button to close the Zoom window.
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