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ZOOMTEXT Basic Instructions

  • CLICK on icon labeled 'ZoomText Xtra Level 1 or 2'
  • PRESS 'Return' to close the 'About Zoomtext' window.

The Zoomtext toolbar will appear on your desktop.

    The Zoomtext Toolbar

To begin you will need to turn magnification 'on'.

To do this, PRESS 'Alt + X' then PRESS 'Return'

    Or CLICK

    the magnification button

(Do exactly the same commands to turn it off again).  

There are four ways of magnifying the screen

  1. To magnify the whole screen (PRESS Alt+W, use arrow keys to SELECT 'full')
  2. To view the magnified section through a small window (PRESS Alt+W, use arrow keys to SELECT 'overlay')
  3. To use a movable 'lens' that follows the cursor (PRESS Alt+W, use arrow keys to SELECT 'lens')
  4. To split the screen into two halves where one half gives you a magnified version of the other half. The screen can be split vertically or horizontally.(PRESS Alt+W, use arrow keys to SELECT 'H-Split' or 'V-Split')

Or use the mouse to SELECT the setting in the following box in the main toolbar:

    The magnification mode list box

For all the above options, use the mouse to move around the screen.

To alter the magnification setting

  • PRESS 'Alt+O' then PRESS 'Return'.
  • PRESS 'Up and Down Arrow Keys' to SELECT a new setting.
  • Or use the mouse to SELECT the setting in the following box in the main toolbar:

  • the magnification factor spin box

adapted from the University of Leeds Disability Services

For a full, extensive tutorial, please visit the Zoomtext Xtra Windows Tutorial provided by the Assistive Technology Training Online Project.