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Pan and Zoom a Diagram




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Pan the Diagram View in the following ways:

  • Use ( ! ) , ( " ) , ( # ) , ( $ ) , ( Page Up ) , ( Page Down ) , ( Home )  and ( End )  when the Diagram View is selected
  • Use the scrollbars
  • Use the middle mouse button
  • Use the Pan & Zoom window

Pan & Zoom Window


You can zoom into and out from a diagram using the zoom buttons on the diagram toolbar, or by using the Diagram | Zoom submenu.


Change the zoom level by 10% by clicking on either the Zoom In (+) or Zoom Out (-) buttons. Alternatively, select the Zoom In or Zoom Out options from the Diagram | Zoom submenu.

There are three ways to return the diagram to 100%:

  • Click on the ZoomIcon button
  • Select Zoom to 100% from the Diagram | Zoom submenu
  • ( Ctrl ) +middle-click the mouse



  • You can zoom in and out of the main window dynamically by holding ( Ctrl )  and rolling the mouse wheel
  • Changes in diagram magnification through the zoom options can be saved as permanent changes to the diagram
  • At high levels of zoom, element features cease to display. This is because of the difficulty the Windows font mapper has in choosing a font for extreme conditions, and the result can look odd