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Changes for the May 2022 Power BI Desktop update
Part two of a five-part series of blogs

Small improvements this month, but welcome ones - particularly the ability to zoom in and out, and to select data points in (some) charts using a selection rectangle.

  1. Changes for the May 2022 Power BI Desktop update
  2. You can now zoom in and out in Power BI Desktop! (this blog)
  3. Lassoing data points using a rectangle for a chart
  4. Automatically expanding all formatting categories
  5. ArcGIS has improved - apparently

We've been creating our idiosyncratic monthly blogs on Power BI updates since November 2016, and also deliver online and classroom Power BI courses.

Posted by Andy Brown on 30 May 2022

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You can now zoom in and out in Power BI Desktop!

I suspect users of other software may read this headline with disbelief ("You mean you couldn't already do that?").  But good things come to those who wait:

Zooming in and out

You can click on the slider to zoom in or out.

You can click on the percentage zoom figure to choose a zoom level:

Zoom menu

Click on the zoom percentage figure to bring up a menu.


You can then choose your exact zoom percentage:

Zoom percentage

Choose Custom to specify exactly how far you want to zoom in or out.


At any time you can click on the Fit to page icon to go back to normal (100%) view:

Fit to page

Click here to revert to normal view.


As in most other Windows software programs you can also hold down the Ctrl key and use your mouse wheel to zoom in or out, but note that whichever method you choose your zoom level is not saved as part of your report.

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