Internet, Networking, & Security Web Development Zoom Tool in Adobe InDesign How to change the magnification view in InDesign by Jacci Howard Bear Writer A graphic designer, writer, and artist who writes about and teaches print and web design. our editorial process Jacci Howard Bear Updated on April 15, 2020 Web Development Web Design CSS & HTML SQL Tweet Share Email In Adobe InDesign, you'll find the Zoom button and related tools in the following locations: the magnifying glass tool in the Toolbox, the current magnification field in the lower corner of a document, in the magnification pop-up menu next to the current magnification field and in the View menu at the top of the screen. When you need to work up close and personal in InDesign, use the Zoom tool to enlarge your document. These instructions work for both the Windows and Mac versions of Adobe InDesign CC. Options for Zooming in InDesign InDesign supports several different methods for increasing the zoom: Choose the Zoom tool — the magnifying glass in the Toolbox — and then click an area in your document. You can choose the Zoom tool by clicking it or by using the keyboard shortcut Z. It zooms into the next larger view size based on your current magnification. Each additional click moves the magnification to the next present zoom percentage. To zoom back out, choose the Zoom tool, hold down the Option key on a Mac or the Alt key in Windows and then click on the document. Each click reduces the view. When in zoom-in mode, your mouse pointer becomes a magnifying glass with a plus sign. In the zoom-out mode, the magnifying glass has a minus sign. When the document is at maximum zoom, the magnifying glass is blank and displays no sign.Temporarily select the zoom-in tool by holding down the Cmd+Spacebar keys on a Mac or the Ctrl+Spacebar keys in Windows to zoom in.Switch to the Zoom tool using the Cmd or Ctrl+Spacebar keystroke combination and then click and drag a rectangular selection box around the area you want to zoom in on and release the mouse button. InDesign zooms in on that selection to make it fit the publication window.Zoom to a specific magnification from 5 percent to 4000 percent by typing the percentage in the magnification field in the bottom corner and then pressing Return or Enter. Click on the arrow beside the magnification field to display the magnification menu and choose a preset increment.Use the View menu to Zoom In or Zoom Out. Additional Keyboard Shortcuts Zoom Mac Windows Actual size (100%) Cmd+1 Ctrl+1 200% Cmd+2 Ctrl+2 400% Cmd+4 Ctrl+4 50% Cmd+5 Ctrl+5 Fit Page in Window Cmd+0 (zero) Ctrl+0 (zero) Fit Spread in Window Cmd+Opt+0 Ctrl+Alt+0 Zoom in Cmd++(plus) Ctrl++(plus) Zoom out Cmd+-(minus) Ctrl+-(minus) Was this page helpful? Thanks for letting us know! Get the Latest Tech News Delivered Every Day Email Address Sign up There was an error. Please try again. You're in! Thanks for signing up. There was an error. Please try again. Thank you for signing up. Tell us why! Other Not enough details Hard to understand Submit More from Lifewire How to Set up Guides in Adobe InDesign The 8 Best Magnifying Glass Apps of 2021 Using Character Style Sheets in Adobe InDesign How to Zoom In or Out on Chromebook Getting Around Photoshop CC Removing Extra Breaks in Word Documents The 5 Most Useful GIMP Keyboard Shortcuts How to Use the Google Docs Outline Tool How to Select Rows, Columns, or Worksheets in Excel How to Activate Full-Screen Mode in Google Chrome DSLR Camera Basics: Understanding Focal Length Adobe InDesign Workspace, Toolbox and Panels How to Change the Default Zoom Settings in Microsoft Office How to Zoom in or out on Windows or a Mac How to Use the iPhone Magnifying Glass My iPhone Icons Are Large: What's Happening?