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The Overleaf menu contains an option for setting the viewer used to display the typeset PDF:

Overleaf menu options

There are two options for the PDF viewer:

  • Browser: the typeset PDF is displayed using your browser's native viewer
  • Overleaf: the typeset PDF is displayed using a viewer provided by Overleaf

Controlling the zoom setting/level depends on which of these two options you are using.

To adjust the zoom setting using the Overleaf viewer:

  • move your mouse near to the top-left of the PDF preview panel
  • use the pop-up buttons to zoom in or out


If you have changed the PDF viewer to Browser, the zoom control buttons/settings will depend on features provided by the browser's native PDF viewer.

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