Change Your View of an InDesign CS5 Publication - dummies

By Jennifer Smith, Christopher Smith, Fred Gerantabee

You can view elements of an InDesign Creative Suite 5 publication in many ways, such as scrolling, zooming, and simply moving the page back and forth.

Change the view of your InDesign publication to fit the way in which you are working. For example, you may need to see objects on a page close up so that you can make precise edits.

InDesign offers several ways to view publications.

  • Scroll bars: You can use the scroll bars to move pages around. The scroll bars are located below and to the right of the pasteboard. Click a scroll bar handle and drag it left and right or up and down.

  • Zoom: Zoom in or out from the document to increase or decrease the display of your document. Select the Zoom tool (the magnifying glass icon) from the Tools panel and click anywhere on the page to zoom in. Press the Alt (Windows) or Option (Mac) key and click to zoom out.

  • Hand tool: Use the Hand tool to move the page around. This tool is perhaps the best and quickest way to move pages around and navigate documents. Select the Hand tool by pressing the spacebar and then click and drag to move around the pasteboard.

  • Keyboard: Press Ctrl++ (plus sign) or Cmd++ (plus sign) to zoom in using the keyboard; replace the plus sign with the minus sign to zoom out.