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Zooming In and Out with the Magnifying Glass

Because the Stage and Work Area in Flash share the same space with a variety of panels, palettes and windows, it is often necessary to change the magnification level. You can use the Magnifying Glass to zoom out and see the entire piece or zoom in to do more detailed work on a small portion. The tool is made up of two modifiers: a plus (+) symbol in the circle indicates enlargement of the Stage and a minus (-) indicates reduction. Flash allows magnification levels from 8 percent to 2000 percent.

Zoom In

  1. Click the Zoom tool on the Tools panel.
  2. Click the Enlarge button in the Options area of the Tools panel.

    The pointer becomes a magnifying glass with a plus (+) symbol in it.

  3. Click on the area of the Stage you want to zoom into.

Zoom Out

  1. Click the Zoom tool on the Tools panel.
  2. Click the Reduce button in the Options area of the Tools panel.

    The pointer becomes a magnifying glass with a minus (-) symbol in it.

  3. Click on the area of the Stage you want to zoom out from.

Zoom Into a Specific Area by Dragging on the Stage

  1. Click the Zoom tool on the Tools panel.
  2. Click the Reduce or Enlarge button in the Options area of the Tools panel.
  3. Click on the area of the Stage you want to magnify and drag the pointer.

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