When you work in Excel, it’s often useful to adjust the viewing area to fit your data. By using the zoom feature, you can focus on the content that matters most to you. And fortunately, Excel makes this very easy. Let’s learn how to zoom in Microsoft Excel.
How to Zoom in Excel
Excel spreadsheets come in all shapes and sizes. So do screens and displays that you use to view those spreadsheets. Excel has default zoom settings, but you can easily adjust these so that your content always looks its best.
Imagine that you have several cells with data inside on your Excel sheet. You want to zoom in and view these front and center. Excel offers three easy ways to do just that.
To start, begin by looking in the lower right corner of your Excel window. You’ll see a slider bar with a number beside it. This is Excel’s built-in zoom feature. Click and drag to the left or right to zoom in or out. The content on your screen will adjust accordingly.
Additional zoom options are available inside Excel. To find them, click on the View tab. You’ll find this on the ribbon at the top of the screen. Just left of center, you’ll see the Zoom section. Here, you can choose from a variety of preset zoom options. 25% delivers a wider view, while 200% focuses on just a few cells.
Excel also offers the Zoom to Selection feature. This ensures that only selected cells are zoomed in to view. Click and drag to select a series of cells, then click Zoom to Selection on the View tab. Excel will focus only on the cells that you selected, no matter how large or small the selection area is.
As you can see, it’s easy to zoom in Excel in order to focus only on specific cells and content.