I never use the wheel on my mouse. I don't have a good reason; I just can't recall ever using it before. However, I recently discovered that the wheel increases and decreases the screen magnification in Excel. It's so simple to use:
- Hold down the Ctrl key.
- Move the wheel forward to zoom in.
- Move the wheel backward to zoom out.
While moving the wheel, watch the Zoom control on the Standard toolbar update accordingly.
Moving the wheel forward and backward scrolls the screen.
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Susan Sales Harkins is an IT consultant, specializing in desktop solutions. Previously, she was editor in chief for The Cobb Group, the world's largest publisher of technical journals.