How to: Zooming in viflow

In viflow there are many different ways to use the zoom function on a graphic. Each method has its own advantages. When which of the listed possibilities can be used, we would like to explain here. All zoom functions listed refer to the main window in viflow.

 

The viflow main window with the graphic view

After opening a viflow process model, an object graphic is opened in the main window, usually this is the last edited graphic.

The viflow main window with open process graphic
The viflow main window with open process graphic

 

Set zoom factor via shortcut

Zoom to mouse pointer

[CTRL+ Mouse wheel]

Zoom in viflow with CTRL and mouse wheel
Zoom in viflow with CTRL and mouse wheel

The zoom on the cursor can be used to zoom precisely to a point. This method in particular interrupts the workflow only slightly, since the mouse pointer is usually already in focus.

Zoom in

[CTRL+ SHIFT + Left mouse button]

Zoom in viflow with CTRL + Shift + left mouse button
Zoom in viflow with CTRL + Shift + left mouse button

By zooming in with shortcuts, the graphic can be enlarged in defined steps. This gives you the ability to quickly adjust the zoom factor.

zoom out

[CTRL+ SHIFT + Right mouse button]

Zoom in viflow with CTRL + Shift + right mouse button
Zoom in viflow with CTRL + Shift + right mouse button

By zooming out with shortcuts, the graphic can be reduced in defined steps. This allows you to quickly adjust the zoom factor.

Zoom in open frame

[CTRL+ SHIFT + frame drawn with left mouse button]

Zoom in viflow in the drawn up frame
Zoom in viflow in the drawn up frame

With the frame drawn up, a specific area can quickly be brought into focus.

 

Set zoom factor via footer

Set zoom

Set zoom in viflow numerically
Set zoom in viflow numerically

The numerical setting of the zoom factor is the most precise way to set the zoom. This can help in estimating the visibility, e.g. in print.

Shrink/Enlarge

Zoom in viflow via the slider
Zoom in viflow via the slider

The zoom factor can be set continuously with the slider. This allows you to set a desired factor without knowing the exact value.

Fit to window

Adjust zoom in viflow to the graphics window
Adjust zoom in viflow to the graphics window

The Fit to Window feature helps you quickly regain an overview when the zoom level is very small or large.

Move and zoom

Zoom in viflow with the "Move and Zoom" function
Zoom in viflow with the "Move and Zoom" function

The Move and Zoom function helps to navigate on larger graphics. The viflow objects remain readable and the thumbnail view of the graphic helps with orientation.