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Zooming

Zoom refers to the magnification of an image. To get a detailed look at a portion of an illustration, you can zoom in as closely as 6400%. To get a bird’s-eye view, you can zoom out to 3.13%. Illustrator allows you to adjust the zoom factor in a variety of ways:

  • The Zoom tool is available in the Toolbox. You can click to zoom in to the next standard magnification level, Option+click [Alt+click] to zoom out, or click and drag to zoom in on a specific portion of the artboard. When you’re dragging the Zoom tool, Illustrator allows fractional zoom ratios.

  • The View menu contains several zoom-related commands. In addition to Zoom In and Zoom Out, it offers Fit in Window and Actual Size. Fit in Window resizes the artboard to match the document’s window onscreen. The command automatically makes the entire artboard visible. The Actual Size command changes the zoom factor to 100%, regardless of whether the artboard fits in the window.

  • You can also control the zoom factor using the Navigator palette. The palette, which displays a rectangle indicating what part of an image is visible onscreen, offers three ways to alter the zoom. You can type over the percentage displayed in the lower left of the palette, you can click the Zoom Out and Zoom In icons, or you can drag the slider.

  • When you’re working in Standard Screen Mode, you can type a new zoom percentage in the lower-left corner of the window or select a zoom factor from the pop-up menu next to it.


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