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The Pan & Zoom Window

The Pan & Zoom window provides a 'birds-eye' view of diagrams. It enables you to navigate quickly around large diagrams.



Layout > Tools > Pan and Zoom

Keyboard Shortcuts





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The window shows a reduced image of the whole diagram.

The shaded box represents the viewed area, displayed on the open diagram.


The toolbar provides these functions (in order):

  • Zoom In
  • Zoom Out
  • Zoom to fit diagram
  • Zoom to fit page
  • Zoom to 100%
  • Zoom Slider


Open the required diagram.

Move the cursor onto the shaded box inside the Pan & Zoom window.

Hold down the mouse button as you move the cursor to move the shaded box over the open diagram. As you do this, the corresponding area is brought into view on the open diagram.

To zoom, use either the Zoom Slider (drag the rectangle along the line) or the buttons located on the tool bar (click on the appropriate button).