How do I set the scale of a map in MapInfo v16 64bit in a simple way?

I can zoom in and out using my mouse but I cannot find how to set the scale to say 1:1000 or 1:2000.

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This is fairly easy to do in MapInfo (works in all versions).

  1. Have your layer open in the map/layout window.
  2. Right click anywhere on the map and select "Change View"
  3. Change your Cartographic Scale to the value you want.

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