• Global community
    • Language:
      • Deutsch
      • English
      • Español
      • Français
      • Português
  • 日本語コミュニティ
    Dedicated community for Japanese speakers
  • 한국 커뮤니티
    Dedicated community for Korean speakers

Scale Ratio

Guest
Jan 15, 2015 Jan 15, 2015

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

How do I change the scale ratio when measuring 2D design in PDF document?

TOPICS
General troubleshooting , How to

Views

88.6K

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines

correct answers 1 Correct answer

Adobe Employee , Jan 15, 2015 Jan 15, 2015

Hi Billw59390832,

Please try the steps below to change the scale ratio.

    Choose View > Tools > Analyze to open the Analyze panel.

    Click on the Measuring tool, and then pick one of the Measurement types: Distance, Area or Perimeter.

    Hover over the page and right click (Mac OS: Control+click) and chose Change Scale Ratio from the context menu.

    Right click | Change Measurement Scale

    Enter the preferred scale ratio in the dialog box:

    Enter your preferred measurement scale

    When you

...

Likes

Translate

Translate
Adobe Employee ,
Jan 15, 2015 Jan 15, 2015

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Hi Billw59390832,

Please try the steps below to change the scale ratio.

    Choose View > Tools > Analyze to open the Analyze panel.

    Click on the Measuring tool, and then pick one of the Measurement types: Distance, Area or Perimeter.

    Hover over the page and right click (Mac OS: Control+click) and chose Change Scale Ratio from the context menu.

    Right click | Change Measurement Scale

    Enter the preferred scale ratio in the dialog box:

    Enter your preferred measurement scale

    When you pick OK, you will see the updated scale ratio, as long as you still have the Measuring tool selected in the Analyze panel:

    The updated scale ratio is visible when you have the Measuring tool selected

Regards,

Anand

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
Guest
Jan 15, 2015 Jan 15, 2015

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

?Thankyou.

Kind regards

Bill

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
New Here ,
Oct 04, 2015 Oct 04, 2015

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Hi. I   Choose View > Tools > but there is no"  Analyze" tab

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
Community Expert ,
Oct 04, 2015 Oct 04, 2015

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Look under Edit - Analysis...

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
New Here ,
Oct 18, 2016 Oct 18, 2016

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Where is it now? there is no Analysis under the Edit menu. 

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
Community Beginner ,
May 18, 2020 May 18, 2020

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Right-clicking on a drawing with the Measuring Tool selected no longer seems to have the option to Change Scale Ratio. Is that set somewhere else now?

 

Adobe Acrobat Pro DC v2018 for Mac 

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
New Here ,
Sep 24, 2020 Sep 24, 2020

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

I am having the same issue its not there anymore

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
New Here ,
Apr 16, 2021 Apr 16, 2021

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Same issue here. What's the fix?

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
New Here ,
Aug 17, 2022 Aug 17, 2022

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

LATEST

In general the below answer is correct.  When having the measuring tool active, right click to change the ratio.  BUT, if you are measuring in a pdf that was created from a dwg file or some other CADD type program you will need to go one step further.  When having the measuring tool active, right click and then choose preferences and deselect the option (it is the very first option for me) to use scale and units from document (when present).  Otherwise, for me, anyway, it would not actually reset the ratio.  

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines