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How to get measurements and feet AND inches 4'6"

New Here ,
Jan 10, 2017 Jan 10, 2017

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i see I can scale to feet or inches but not feet and inches. So 39 inches would be 3'3"

how do i get feet and inches instead of just inches, which i then have to manually calculate to feet and inches anyway by dividing by 12

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Mar 31, 2017 Mar 31, 2017

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Hi gregf2030!,

Sorry for being late in answering you.

Please use the following link to request this feature: Feature Request/Bug Report Form

Thank You for your feedback.

-Shivam

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LEGEND ,
Apr 01, 2017 Apr 01, 2017

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In the mean time maybe make a printed table.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 03, 2017 Apr 03, 2017

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This is already built into Acrobat, but unfortunately there is no user interface to modify the settings in the PDF file:

A PDF file can contain custom scaling information for one or more areas on a page. This information is then used by Acrobat to display measurements. The system can display measurements in feet/inches, if the PDF file is configured that way. This configuration information is usually added to the file by the PDF generator (e.g. your CAD program). For a PDF document that does not have this information, you are stuck with the options presented by Acrobat.

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New Here ,
Apr 30, 2020 Apr 30, 2020

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Karl - If this information is not defined, do you know if there's a third party solution to be able to set this?  

So, for example, say that I scan a print into a .pdf.  Is there a way for me to take that .pdf and set custom scaling information?

 

Thanks!

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Jun 07, 2021 Jun 07, 2021

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Has anyone found a successful method of exporting to Acrobat so that the built in measuring tool displays the measurement in architectural units (feet and inches)? If so, please describe your process.

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