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Changing the View with the Zoom Tool

Working with the Zoom tool gives you one more way to control exactly what you see in Dreamweaver. The Zoom tool does not change the active image, it only lets you view the image at different magnifications. The Zoom tool is located on the Status bar, and resembles a magnifying glass. Increasing the magnification of an image gives you control over what you see and gives you control over how you work. Large documents are difficult to work with and difficult to view. Many documents, when viewed at 100 percent, are larger than the maximized size of the document window. When this happens, viewing the entire image requires reducing the zoom.

Zoom In or Out the View

  1. Select the Zoom tool on the Status bar.
  2. Use one of the following methods to zoom in:
    • Click On The Document. The image increases in magnification centered on where you clicked.
    • Drag To Define An Area With The Zoom Tool. The image increases in magnification based on the boundaries of the area you dragged.
  3. To zoom out, hold down the Alt (Win) or Option (Mac) key, and then click on the screen to reduce the zoom of the active document.

    The zoom reduction centers on where you click on the active document.

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