How To Quickly Zoom In/Out In Mac Office (Word, etc)

//How To Quickly Zoom In/Out In Mac Office (Word, etc)

How To Quickly Zoom In/Out In Mac Office (Word, etc)

In Windows, you’d use Ctrl+Scroll Up or Scroll Down to zoom in or out of your Microsoft Office documents. I tried doing this in Mac Word, but Ctrl+Scroll does nothing. I tried all the other modifier keys, such as Option, Shift, Command, Fn, but to no avail. Then I tried mixing it up, and I finally found the shortcut!

So to zoom in/out of a Mac Office document, such as a Mac Word document, you just need to hold Ctrl + Cmd, and scroll up or down.

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By |2009-10-25T19:02:37+00:00October 25th, 2009|Tutorials & Tips|10 Comments

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Alvin Poh lives in Singapore, and is interested in marketing, techy stuff, and likes to just figure out how the two can work with each other. He can also be found on Google+.


  1. nick October 25, 2009 at 8:41 pm - Reply

    ctrl+scroll work for me…

    • Alvin October 25, 2009 at 11:44 pm - Reply

      well actually, ctrl+scroll is the full-screen magnification. ctrl+cmd+scroll sets the zoom level in Mac office, instead of having to go to the zoom box and fiddling with the slider, or even typing in your zoom level.

  2. Su November 2, 2009 at 1:12 am - Reply

    keep up the nice sharing…

  3. Hata889 August 2, 2010 at 8:43 am - Reply

    very good tips!

  4. Alvin Poh August 2, 2010 at 2:57 pm - Reply

    Thanks 🙂

  5. cassim March 1, 2011 at 2:21 am - Reply

    CTRL-Scroll got a bit annoying cos it doesn’t work the same way as I used it in Windows. But thanks to you, life’s much better!

  6. dil March 18, 2011 at 5:44 am - Reply


  7. Tom October 5, 2012 at 10:49 am - Reply

    THANK YOU!!!! I use Ctrl-Scroll ALL THE TIME in Windows and it has been annoying the heck out of me for years, that there seemed not to be a similar function when running Office on Mac OS. But now i know, so thanks for the help!


  8. Cathy January 26, 2018 at 2:49 pm - Reply

    Thank you!

  9. Shea-Lynn Hopson March 24, 2018 at 8:56 pm - Reply

    Thank . You !!!!!

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