I just started playing around with Blender and watching the getting started videos. Immediately hit a big problem, I can rotate and pan my viewport holding down the middle mouse button but am unable to zoom by scrolling the wheel or hitting the + and - on the numpad (because there’s no numpad on the laptop).
Can I assign the zoom commands to another key or is there a preferences setup in the Blender interface. I really need to learn Blender because I’ll be teaching it to a roomful of students next week. Any help will be much appreciated.
Just to clarify further, I went into the Windows control panel and played with my mouse settings, but if I set my scroll wheel to magnify, I can zoom in Blender but can’t use it to rotate or pan. Windows 8.