How to change zoom level in Microsoft Word

The zoom level in a Microsoft Word can be changed in different ways. The Zoom options are available as part of Zoom section under View menu. Listed below are are different ways to  change zoom level in Word 2013 and Word 2010

Zoom in Word 2013 and Word 2010

Clicking the Zoom button will display the following Zoom.

Zoom menu option in Word 2013 and Word 2010

You can change the zoom level of the document to different pre-configured values (200%, 100% , 75%) or specify custom value using the Percent option. Similarly if you have selected Multiple Pages option and want to specify the number of pages to displayed on the window then use the Many Pages radio button.

Show Many pages Zoom Option

If you want to quickly adjust the zoom level to 100% or change to One Page or increase Page Width to match the Window size then use the respective option available as part of Zoom section.

Zoom to 100%

The quickest way to adjust zoom settings in Word 2013 is by using the the Zoom Slider Option available as part of Status bar.

Zoom in Option Word 2013 and Word 2010

Zoom Out Option Word 2013 and Word 2010

If the status bar is not showing the Zoom Option then right click on Status bar and select Zoom Slider from the list.

Zoom Slider Status Bar in Word 2013 and Word 2010

Demo Video – Changing Zoom level in Word 2010

Demo Video – Changing Zoom level in Word 2013

Also See: How to change zoom level in PowerPoint 2010

In Category: MS Office, Word 2010, Word 2013

Ravi Shankar

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  • Eduardo Are. Ta. November 23, 2012, 1:44 am

    Hey, this information was straight forward, informative, and the pictures made it nice.

  • Ann H August 31, 2014, 2:46 am

    Agree with Eduardo, very simple, easy to follow, sensible instructions for a troglodite. Thanks

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