Zooming and Panning

The Zoom tools change the magnification of items within the design area to allow you to see more or less detail. This does not change the output size.

By default, the cursor will return to the previously selected tool after using these tools. You must reselect a zooming and panning tool each time you want to use it.

Zooms in at twice the magnification of the current view. The point you click on will become the center of the view.

  • Hold Ctrl and left-click to zoom out to half the magnification of the current view. The point you click on will become the center of the view.
  • Click and drag to magnify one particular portion of the design area.
Adjusts the center of the view to twice the size of the current view.
Adjusts the view size to fit the design area size.
Adjusts the center of the view to half the size of the current view.
Switches the view to the previous magnification.
Adjusts the view size to fit the selected objects.
Adjusts the view size to fit all existing objects.
Adjusts the view to actual size.
Pans the view position.
Double-click this tool to choose Show layer color, Show fill color, or Show path direction.
Mouse To incrementally zoom in or out relative to the location of the mouse pointer, hold the Ctrl key and scroll the mouse wheel up or down.

 

If you want to Zoom, Pan or Fill without selecting the tool before each use, do one of the following:

  • Double-click the Zoom tool and uncheck Resume previous tool after zooming once.

Or

  • From the Edit menu, select Preferences.
  • Click Tools tab.
  • Select Zoom in the list.
  • Uncheck Resume previous tool after zooming once.
  • Click OK.
This option is only available for the Zoom Tool and Pan View icons.