[Steps] How To Zoom In & Out With Google Slides (2021)- FAQ

Do you use Google Slides Often for creating presentation slides then the most common feature you use is Zoom In and Out?

But it’s very confusing for some users to use it properly since there is no zoom slider and also your general keyboard zoom shortcuts don’t work in google slide.

If I discuss in a straight line I would say you just have to Click On View and then Select The Zoom button from the Drop-Down Menu and after that shows the zoom percentage according to your slide preference.

Below are the steps where we discussed the detail with pictures on how you can zoom in and zoom out in Google Slides now let’s understand the tutorial in brief.

Three Steps To Zoom In & Out On Google Slides

Usually, users face problems with the zoom feature in Google Slides cause it’s hard to locate for beginners. And as we all know once you understand the future and learn the usage it becomes a free flow of use.

There are some methods that you can follow to zoom in and out on Google Slides, below are these methods:

#1. Using View Option In Menu Bar

In every software there is a menu bar on the top of the window similarly in Google Slides we have a view option in the menu bar on the top, follow the steps below:

Step 1. Use View Option

In this, you have to click on the View option in the Menu bar which is present on the left side of the top bar.

 Zoom In & Out On Google Slides

Step 2. Select Zoom Option

After you click on the View Option a Drop-Down will open with several menus, from their hover over the Zoom option, then another drop-down box menu will open.

Step 3. Select Suitable Option From Box

You will see several zoom options in that second dropdown menu box. You simply want to Zoom In and Zoom Out, click on either of those to perform the action.

If you simply want to magnify the slide you can use the Zoom in option and to reduce the size of the slide, you can use the zoom out option.

#2. Using Zoom Option In Toolbar

The above method will work fine for the one-time use of the Zoom feature, if you’re working with the presentation you might have to use zoom several times if you’re using the above method you just have to repeat all the steps.

Zoom Option In Toolbar

For those users, Google slide provided zoom options in the “Toolbar” itself, let’s understand how to access this:

Step 1. Zoom feature In the Toolbar

You need to navigate to the zoom featured icon present on the toolbar. You will be able to easily distinguish, it is a drop-down arrow button beside the magnifying glass icon in the toolbar set.

Step 2. Tap on the Arrow button

Click on the Arrow button and the dropdown box will open with several menus option zoom in zoom out and also the percentage of zoom.

Step 3. Select from the Drop Down options

Now you can easily choose different zoom options from the drop-down menu bar, you can either choose to click on zoom in (++) or zoom out (+). You can also use this feature many times during the slide creation.

Step 4. Use the Magnifying Glass for Double zoom

You can also use a magnifying glass feature in order to directly Zoom-In the slide, it is much faster than clicking on the downward arrow and then choosing the zoom option.

As you select the magnifying glass icon, the background of the icon will turn yellow. And as you can see in the image above you are again will turn into a real type magnifying glass. These indications will help you understand that your magnifying glass is working properly.

Magnifying Glass for Double zoom

Now you have selected the magnifying glass and you have to use the feature on the slide cause in between this you cannot use any other feature of the slide. Whatever the area you want to zoom in you just have to click with the magnifying glass on that area to use Zoom.

Suppose the use of the zoom feature is done and you want to use other features, you need to stop the use of magnifying glass by clicking on the escape button on the keyboard.

You can also select the Arrow icon which is present on the right side of the magnifying glass icon in the toolbar.

Unfortunately, this magnifying glass feature can only be used in order to zoom in to your slide. In order to zoom out, you have to use method one by using the View option.

#3. Keyboard Shortcuts In The Google Slide

This method is for the users who want to be efficient with their work using keyboard shortcuts which are separately available for the Google slides.

For Windows Users, You Can Use:

  • Press CTRL+Alt++ [Press Control plus Alt and ++ sign]
  • Press CTRL+Alt+- [Press Control plus Alt and +- sign]

For Mac Users, You Can Use:

  • Press CMD+Option++ [Press Command Plus option Plus++ sign]
  • Press CMD+Option+- [Press Command Plus option Plus+- sign]

This is the fastest and most efficient way of using commands in order to perform zoom in Google slide and most professional users use these commands.

How To Select the Preset Of Zoom Level In Google Slides

In Google slide, it does not provide the flexibility in the range of Zoom In and Out like we can do with the help of a slide bar.

So Google slide provides you with the three fixed sets of the zoom level for the presentation slide. These presets are 50%, 100% as well as 200%.

These presets are provided in order to create a consistent level of Zoom across all the templates that a user creates in Google slides.

Preset Of Zoom Level In Google Slides

Below is the screenshot you can select any preset from the three options and maintain that consistency all across the presentation slide.

Simply click on the View option in the menu bar and then however the zoom button to open a new Dropdown Box and select the preset from there.

How To Fit The Zoom level In Google Slides

When you work on several templates and presentation slides in Google Slides, it becomes confusing using the zoom feature since it’s not very user-friendly and intuitive.

So in a situation like that, you should always use Reset for the Zoom feature.

To perform the reset of a zoom feature you have to click on “View” then hover over the zoom button you will see an option of Fit (91%).

How To Fit The Zoom level In Google Slides

You can also use the keyboard shortcut for this.

  • For window users – CTRL+ALT+[
  • For Mac users – CMD+Option+[

You can use a downward Arrow in order to fit the zoom as we mentioned in the second method.


How can I create a custom zoom in Google Slides?

For the users who want to use custom zoom, unfortunately right now there is no feature available in the Google slide for that, you can use presets of Zoom available.
Many users want this feature and its request has been sent many times to the developers by using product feedback tools.
In the future, there are chances that developers of the product will add the requested feature to the Google Slides.

How to Zoom Out On Google Docs App

When you open Google docs you will see a toolbar set in the top header of the windows.
In the toolbar, there will be a zoom percentage and it will be set to 100% by default, you can change the zoom percentage by simply clicking on that percentage.
The drop-down menu will open and you can select several other percentage of zoom from the list, these are the presets of the zoom ratio.


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