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How to zoom out in Excel using the shortcut key

If you work with large spreadsheets in Microsoft Excel, you may find yourself needing to zoom out to get a better view of the data. Zooming in and out is easy to do with the mouse wheel, but if you want to be more precise, you can use the shortcut key. To zoom out, simply press and hold the Control key (Ctrl) on your keyboard and then press the minus (-) key. Each time you press the minus key, Excel will zoom out a little bit more. You can keep pressing the key until you get to the zoom level that you want. To zoom back in, press and hold the Control key and press the plus (+) key.

If you want to zoom to a specific percentage, you can do that by going to the View tab on the Excel ribbon and then selecting the Zoom option. In the Zoom dialog box, you can enter the percentage that you want to zoom to. You can also choose to fit the entire spreadsheet on one screen, or you can choose to fit the width of the spreadsheet on one screen. If you have multiple worksheets in your workbook, you can choose to apply the zoom setting to all worksheets or just the active worksheet.

You can also zoom in and out using the mouse. To do this, press and hold the Control key and then scroll up or down with the mouse wheel. If you have a touchpad on your laptop, you can also zoom in and out by placing two fingers on the touchpad and then moving them apart or together. Some laptops also have a zoom slider that you can use to zoom in and out.

If you find that you are constantly needing to zoom in and out while working in Excel, you may want to consider getting a larger monitor. A larger monitor will give you a better view of your spreadsheet without the need to constantly zoom in and out.

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