Scale bar/text rotate

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09-07-2011 11:04 AM
JeffRasmussen1
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ArcView, ArcGIS has made a lot of strides and progress in the 15 years I've been using it...but why can't a simple scale bar or scale text be rotated?  And if it can, please tell me how.  I just don't understand why this is something that can't be done.  I know you can convert it to graphics and rotate it, but why do we HAVE to do it that way?  Just don't get it....
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RachelOlsen
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You can rotate the text or numbers...In the scale and Units tab, click on Symbol, then properties and set the angle to 180. Works for me.

Good Luck
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