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Discover How to Zoom Out on Google Slides in 2 Ways

google slides step-by-step guide tutorial zooming out May 04, 2023

Do you want to discover how to zoom out on Google Slides? 

Today, we'll teach you how to adjust the screen view of your entire Google Slides presentation using two ways.

In this blog post, we will go through the following:

  • Zoom out through the menu bar

  • Zoom out using the toolbar

  • Frequently asked questions about the Zoom feature in Google slides

Method 1: Zoom Out Through the Menu Bar

The first way to zoom out on Google Slides is by accessing the menu bar. Here are the steps: 

  1. Click the "Google Apps" button and select "Google Slides."

    For Windows user, click the Google Apps button and select Google Slides in your Google Chrome.
  2. From your "Google Slides" tab, select an existing presentation.

    Select an existing presentation
  3. Once you open your Google Slides presentation, go to the menu bar and click "View."

    Click the "View" menu bar from your Google Slides.
  4. Once the "View" drop-down menu appears, click "Zoom" and select "Zoom Out."

    Click the "Zoom" menu. Then from the "Zoom Options" click "Zoom out."
  5. After you select "Zoom out," your Google Slides presentation will pinched on the screen.

    Your Google slide has been zoom out instantly.

Keyboard shortcut: Press Ctrl + alt + (minus sign) "-" to zoom out in Google Slides.

Method 2: Zoom Out Using the Toolbar

Another way to zoom out in Google Slides is using the toolbar section. To do that, follow these steps:

  1. In your Google Slides presentation, click the "Zoom" function in the toolbar section.

    Select the "magnifying glass with plus sign inside" icon from the toolbar of your Google Slides.
  2. When a drop-down menu appears, click "Zoom out."

    Select "zoom out" from the "Zoom options" drop-down menu.
  3. Once you click it, you zoom out your slide.

    You Google Slide quickly zoom out.

To learn how to do the opposite, check our guide on how to zoom in on Google Slides.

Final Thoughts on How to Zoom Out in Google Slides

Knowing the zoom option in Google Slides can help you edit and highlight key points you want to showcase to your audience. So, elevate your next presentation by applying these methods.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Zoom Feature in Google Slides:

Does Google Slides have a zoom slider?

Google Slides still doesn't have a zoom slider feature. However, you can still zoom out your slides by pressing Ctrl+alt+"-" (minus sign).

What is the available "zoom level" in Google Slides?

Google Slides have three preset percentages for its zoom levels:

  • 50%

  • 100%

  • 200%

What is the fixed zoom level on Google Slides presentation?

Google Slides has a 137% zoom percentage.

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