Adjusting Zoom & Stretch

[anchor]Zooming [/anchor]and stretching can help to reduce data clashing, clarify logic relationships, or just better fit the user’s monitor size. The zoom function magnifies or shrinks the canvas proportionally. The stretch function increases or decreases the horizontal width of the canvas. Zooming and stretching will only temporarily enhance readability on a digital display. They will have no effect on the printed page and they will reset when the file is printed or saved and closed. To permanently affect the canvas, you must adjust the page size or grid spacing, or use page tiling.

Steps

By Percentage

  1. Click the Zoom/Stretch Zoom Icon icon in the toolbar.
  2. To adjust the Zoom Factor, click the up or down arrows, or enter a desired number.
  3. To adjust the Stretch Factor, click the up or down arrows, or enter a desired number.
  4. To return to defaults, click the Reset button accordingly.
  5. When finished, click the red X in the upper right-hand corner. Any changes will be automatically saved.

NOTE: The Zoom Factor can be set from 25 to 300 percent of the default page layout. The Stretch Factor can be set from 25 to 1000 percent of the default page layout.

Using the Keyboard

  1. To zoom, press the SHIFT key on the keyboard
    1. Without letting go, scroll up (to zoom in) or down (to zoom out) with the mouse.
    2. When satisfied, release the key.
  2. To stretch, press the CTRL key on the keyboard.
    1. Without letting go, scroll up (to increase) or down (to decrease) with the mouse.
    2. When satisfied, release the key.

With the Mouse (stretch only)

  1. Click the Select Tool Select Tool Icon icon in the toolbar.
  2. Move the cursor over the calendar strips at the top of the canvas.
  3. Left-click with the mouse, noticing the percentage appear.
  4. Without letting go, drag the mouse to the left (to decrease) or right (to increase).
  5. When satisfied, release the mouse.

NOTE: If the stretch factor is reduced to a point where the width of a time unit is less than the width of a pixel on screen, the stretch factor text will turn red. Modifying the network under these conditions is not recommended, as input from the mouse could no longer translate accurately on the canvas. It is recommended to increase the stretch factor before proceeding to work on the network.