What's in this article:
A lot of content on JSTOR is scanned from the original article, so at times, the text can be small or difficult to read. The first step to making the text appear larger is determining how you're reading the article. Are you reading an article online with a free account? See the section: Zoom in on a read-online article.
If you're reading an article that you've downloaded as a PDF file? See the section:Zoom in on a JSTOR PDF.
How to Zoom in on the Text on an Online Article
If you're reading an article online, you will see an "expand" icon at the top left of the article viewer:
Click This "expand" icon to view larger text. To undo this view and view smaller text, click the "collapse" icon:
If you still need to zoom in more, there are shortcuts on your keyboard to zoom in on the entire JSTOR page:
For a Personal Computer (or PC) using Windows, press:
Ctrl & Plus Sign (+) keys
on your keyboard at the same time to zoom in. If you accidentally click a few too many times, pressing Ctrl & Minus Sign (-) on your keyboard will zoom back out.
You can read more about Windows' accessibility options on their help site.
For a Mac, press:
Option-Command-Plus Sign (+) keys
on your keyboard to zoom in, and press Option-Command-Minus Sign (-) to zoom back out.
You can read more about Mac's accessibility options on their support site.
How to Zoom in on a JSTOR PDF
If you have downloaded the PDF of a text, and would like to make the text larger or zoom in on a particular element, you have two options:
- You can use the same keyboard shortcuts listed in the section above: Ctrl & Plus Sign (+) for Windows or Option-Command-Plus Sign (+) for Mac.
- PDF reading software (any program that your computer automatically uses to open a file that ends in ".pdf") will also have the ability to zoom built in to the program. You should see a (+) and minus (-) symbol at the top of that software's screen.