Zoom Commands

Zoom In

The Zoom In command shows the area of the map at the center of the screen at a higher level of detail. The map scale is changed by a factor of two.

To zoom in on the map, do the following:

  1. View a Map.
  2. Then, do one of the following:
    • On the Map menu, point to Zoom, and click Zoom In.
    • If your mouse has a scroll wheel, scroll away from you one step.
    • Press +.

Zoom Out Command

The Zoom Out command shows the twice as much area as is currently being displayed, but at a lower level of detail. The map scale is changed by a factor of two.

To zoom out on the map, do the following:

  1. View a Map.
  2. Then, do one of the following:
    • On the Map menu, point to Zoom, and click Zoom Out.
    • If your mouse has a scroll wheel, scroll toward you one step.
    • Press -.

Zoom to Show All Data Command

The Zoom to Show All Data command zooms and recenters the map so that all data in the file is visible.

To view all of the data on the map, do the following:

  1. View a Map.
  2. Then, do one of the following:
    • On the Map menu, point to Zoom, and click Zoom to Show All Data.
    • Press *.

Zoom to Scale Command

The Zoom to Scale command allows you to change the scale of the map to match a printed map.

To change the map scale, do the following:

  1. View a Map.
  2. Then, do one of the following:

The Zoom to Scale dialog will appear. Enter the new scale of the map.

Zoom to Scale dialog

Notes

  • Topo Maps and Aerial Photos can only be viewed at fixed scales, which correspond to the number of meters per pixel in the map image.
  • To print a topo map or aerial photo at a standard map scale (1:24000, e.g.), see the Print Map command.

Zoom to Original Size Command

The Zoom to Original Size command resets the scale of the map to the default scale for that map type.

Map Type Default Scale
White Background Map Zoom to Show All Data
Topo Map 4 meter/pixel scale
Aerial Photo Map 4 meter/pixel scale
Scanned Map Show Scanned Map at original size

To reset the scale of the map, do the following:

  1. View a Map.
  2. Then, do one of the following:
    • On the Map menu, point to Zoom, and click Zoom to Original Size.
    • Press \.
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