How to Change Zoom Level of Text in Notepad in Windows 10


Notepad is a simple text editor included in Windows and a basic text-editing program which enables computer users to create documents.

Starting with Windows 10 build 17713, Microsoft added options to make it quick and easy to zoom text in Notepad.

The current zoom level (ex: "100%") is displayed in the status bar of Notepad.

This tutorial will show you how to zoom in and zoom out text in Notepad in Windows 10.


 CONTENTS:

  • Option One: Change Zoom Level of Text in Notepad from Menu bar
  • Option Two: Change Zoom Level of Text in Notepad using Scroll Wheel
  • Option Three: Change Zoom Level of Text in Notepad using Keyboard Shortcuts


EXAMPLE: Text zooming in Notepad








Change Zoom Level of Text in Notepad in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Change Zoom Level of Text in Notepad in Windows 10
Change Zoom Level of Text in Notepad from Menu bar

1. While in Notepad, click/tap on View on the menu bar. (see screenshot below)

2. Click/tap on Zoom, and click/tap on Zoom In or Zoom Out until you get the zoom level you want.

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Change Zoom Level of Text in Notepad in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Change Zoom Level of Text in Notepad in Windows 10
Change Zoom Level of Text in Notepad using Scroll Wheel

1. While in Notepad, press and hold the Ctrl key while rolling the scroll wheel up (zoom in) and down (zoom out) until you get the zoom level you want.






Change Zoom Level of Text in Notepad in Windows 10 OPTION THREE Change Zoom Level of Text in Notepad in Windows 10
Change Zoom Level of Text in Notepad using Keyboard Shortcuts

1. While in Notepad, press the keys below until you get the zoom level you want.

Keyboard Shortcut Description
Ctrl+Plus Zoom in
Ctrl+Minus Zoom out
Ctrl+0 Restore zoom level to default 100%


That's it,
Shawn