Zoom and Move Pages Around Quickly in Microsoft Visio Drawings
by Avantix Learning Team | Updated April 8, 2021
Applies to: Microsoft® Visio® 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019 or 365 (Windows)
You can zoom and pan (move the page) in your Microsoft Visio diagrams quickly using your mouse and keyboard in three ways:
- Ctrl + Shift + mouse click
- Ctrl + Shift + mouse drag
- Ctrl + roller mouse wheel
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Zoom in and out using mouse buttons and the keyboard
To zoom in and out by left or right-clicking the mouse:
- Press Ctrl + Shift + left click on the drawing to zoom in.
- Press Ctrl + Shift + right click on the drawing to zoom out.
To zoom in on a specific region:
- Press Ctrl + Shift + left mouse button and drag around the area you wish to zoom.
Pan using mouse buttons
To pan (move the page):
- Press the right mouse button and drag until the page is at the desired location. Your cursor will change to a hand when you're panning.
Pan using the right mouse button and keyboard
To pan using the right mouse button and keyboard:
- Press Ctrl + Shift + right mouse button and drag on the drawing to pan at the current zoom level.
Use the mouse wheel
If you have a mouse that has a wheel (roller mouse), you can zoom and pan using the wheel.
Zoom in and out using the mouse wheel and keyboard
To zoom in and out using the mouse wheel and keyboard:
- Press Ctrl while rolling the mouse wheel forward to zoom in.
- Press Ctrl while rolling the mouse wheel backward to zoom out.
Pan up and down using the mouse wheel
To pan up and down (you don't need to press any other keys on your keyboard):
- Roll the mouse wheel forward to pan the page down.
- Roll the mouse wheel backward to pan the page up.
Pan left and right using the mouse wheel and keyboard
To pan left and right using the mouse wheel and keyboard:
- Press Shift while rolling the mouse wheel forward to pan to the right.
- Press Shift while rolling the mouse roll backward to pan to the left.
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