Let's say I have View 1 as shown below.

Now, I zoom into part of View 1 and then arrive to View 2.

I am doing some fine editing and then I want to go back to exactly View 1.

Then I notice that I still need some fine editing so I want to go back exactly to View 2.

Is there a shortcut/command for switching between View 1 and View 2 ?

Sort of like an undo/redo zoom functionality ?

I am not talking about the New View/Edit Views functionality, I am looking for something simpler and quicker than that.

View 1 before zooming:

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View 2 after zooming in to a portion of View 1:

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Other than the View > New View... Menu item, no there is not. You may find the Navigator Panel helpful though.

You can also open an additional window for a document (Window > New Window) which will allow you to zoom in on one window and see the zoomed out view in the other. Changes will be reflected in both windows.

  • Good to know ! Thanks, perhaps I can open up two windows, one has one view and the other has the other view.
    – jhegedus
    Apr 13, 2014 at 18:29
  • @jhegedus I actually added that while you were commenting :)
    – Scott
    Apr 13, 2014 at 18:30
  • Wrote the edits at the same time :)
    – jhegedus
    Apr 13, 2014 at 18:30

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