Positioning objects with Zoom

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Using zoom to place objects with greater precision
Figure 1: Using zoom to place objects with greater precision.

Zoom adjustments using the status bar

The current zoom value is displayed in the status bar:

Zoom level on the status bar
Figure 2: Zoom level on the status bar.

A double-click on the zoom value opens the Zoom window from which you can change the zoom factor (a right-click opens a more limited selection list).

Figure 3: Window to select zoom factor.

You can enter a zoom factor in the Variable field, select from one of the preset zoom values, or use one of the three other choices:

  • Entire Page: The entire page is displayed on the monitor.
  • Page Width: The right and left page edges are set to the vertical edges of the monitor.
  • Optimal: The drawing (or selected object) is so enlarged that it just fits in the monitor window.
Figure 4: Zoom values - Entire page, Page width, Optimal.

The Zoom toolbar

The Zoom toolbar provides additional zoom options. On the Standard toolbar (View > Toolbars > Standard), click on the downwards arrow of the Zoom button DG8-5aa.png. You can also permanently display the toolbar by clicking on View > Toolbars > Zoom.

Figure 5: Zoom Toolbar

DG8-5a.png Enlarges the monitor picture. First click on the button, then on the object. Alternatively drag to create a zoom “window”.
DG8-5b.png Makes the monitor picture smaller. Just click on the button.
DG8-5c.png Zooms objects to their original size.
DG8-5d.png Change between the last zoom factors.
DG8-5e.png Zoom to the Entire Page.
DG8-5f.png Zoom to page width.
DG8-5g.png Zoom all objects of the drawing to Optimal.
DG8-5h.png Zoom the selected object to Optimal.
DG8-5i.png The drawing can be moved inside the draw window.

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