Tips & Tricks

Using the Pan and Zoom Window in Acrobat 7

November 29, 2005

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If you need to "put things in perspective" with your PDF documents, a neat solution can be to use Acrobat's Pan and Zoom Window. The Pan & Zoom Window provides a small thumbnail view of your current page with basic navigability and zoom control. The main window is unaffected, however, so you are free to keep navigating and/or editing the PDF in Acrobat's main window while the Pan and Zoom Window provides a bird's-eye overview. All of this makes it a great way to preview page layouts.

Here's how to use Acrobat's Pan & Zoom Window:

  • Select > Tools > View > Pan & Zoom Window
  • The thumbnail will appear which will provide the page you are currently working. Move the red highlight box within the thumbnail screen to navigate around your PDF document.

Acrobat 7's Pan & Zoom Window

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