How to Zoom In and Zoom Out in Google Sheets

One of the basic features that is missing in Google Sheets (at least at the time of writing this article) is that ability to Zoom In and Zoom Out in Google Sheets.

That’s one point to the Microsoft Excel team!

Now, since there is no option to zoom in Google Sheets, how can we avoid straining our eyes and be able to see better.

The answer is – by zooming the browser.

Zoom In and Zoom Out in Google Sheets

Here are the steps to Zoom In and Zoom in Google Sheets (if using Chrome browser):

  • Go to the top-right of Google Chrome browser and click on the ‘Chrome customize’ icon (shown below):Zoom In and Zoom Out in Google Sheets - Right Google Chrome
  • Change the zoom level by using the +/- buttons.Zoom In and Zoom Out in Google Sheets - chrome

 

Here are the steps to Zoom In and Zoom in Google Sheets (if using Firefox browser):

  • Go to the top-right of Mozilla Firefox browser and click on the ‘Open Menu’ (shown below):Zoom In and Zoom Out in Google Sheets - Mozilla
  • Change the zoom level by using the +/- buttons.Zoom In and Zoom Out in Google Sheets - Mozilla zoom options

Useful keyboard shortcuts for Zoom In & Zoom Out in Google Apps:

  • Zoom in: Control + (hold the control key and press the plus key).
  • Zoom out: Control – (hold the control key and press the minus key).
  • Restore 100% zoom: Control + (hold the control key and press the 0 key).

In the case of Mac, use Command instead of Control.

If you’re using Google Sheets (or any other Google Apps) on iPad or smartphone, you can pinch and zoom out or zoom in.

Again, this is not the optimal solution as zooming the browser zooms not only Google Sheets but all the other open sites and applications in the browser.

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