Acrobat Pro DC-How to set a default scale ratio?

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Jan 03, 2017 Jan 03, 2017

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I have a pdf and need to do measurements with a ratio of 1/4"=1'. Every time I change the ratio, do a measurement, then do something else the measurement is reset to 1"=1".

Is there a way to change the scale ratio to a different default setting?

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Adobe Community Professional , Jan 03, 2017 Jan 03, 2017
The default scale ratio is set by the application that created the PDF, and - as far as I know - you cannot change it with just Acrobat. A plug-in, or a standalone application that can modify the content of the PDF file could do that. I am not aware of any existing solution.

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The default scale ratio is set by the application that created the PDF, and - as far as I know - you cannot change it with just Acrobat. A plug-in, or a standalone application that can modify the content of the PDF file could do that. I am not aware of any existing solution.

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Thank you very much for taking the time to reply!

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May 14, 2018 May 14, 2018

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When you set the beginning and ending measurement points, right click.  Change ratio.  Insert the dimension acrobat says on left.  Insert actual dimension on right.  Wala.  (Do not double click on the last end of measurement before you right click.  click once then right.

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Method 1

Open Programme Adobe Acrobat

>Tool Bar

> Edit

> Preferences (at bottom)

> Units and Guides (at bottom - 2nd last)

 

Adjust the units as default

and adjust few more things

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Method 2
When Measurement Tool is open. In the Plan, Right Click and a list will appear. In this list on 8th Number is the preference. Click Preference and a Dialogue Box will appear. On Left there will be a list. In this list, there will be "Units and Guides" near bottom of list. Click it and a Dialogue Box will appear. Here you can Adjust it as Default.
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