Zoom Tool

The Zoom Tool changes the scale of the map. You can zoom in or out by a fixed amount, or zoom in on a specific part of the screen.

To select the Zoom Tool, do the following:

  1. View a map
  2. Then, do one of the following:
    • On the Map menu, point to Select Map Tool, and click Zoom Tool.
    • Press Z.
    • Click the Zoom ToolZoom Tool button on the Map toolbar.
  3. The cursor will change to Zoom Tool

Quick Reference

Action Result
Click Zoom in
Hold down the Alt key and click Zoom out
Drag Zoom in on a portion of the screen
Hold down the Ctrl key Quickly switch to the Move Map Tool
Right-click Show the Shortcut Menu

Zooming in

To zoom in, click on the map.

The map will be redrawn at twice the current resolution. The map will be centered on the point where you clicked.

Zooming out

To zoom out, do the following:

  1. Hold down the Alt key. The cursor will change to Zoom Tool - Zoom Out Cursor
  2. Click on the map.

The map will be redrawn at one half of the current resolution. The map will be centered on the point where you clicked.

Zooming in on a portion of the screen

To zoom in on a portion of the screen, do the following:

  1. Drag the Zoom Tool over the portion of the map you want to enlarge. The cursor will change to Zoom Tool - Zoom to Fill Screen Cursor
  2. Release the mouse button.

The portion of the screen will be enlarged to fill the map window.

Showing the Shortcut Menu

To show the Shortcut Menu, right-click on the map.

If an item is selected on the map, the Shortcut Menu for that item will be shown. If nothing is selected, the Map Shortcut Menu will be shown.

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