How can I format my scale bar in feet rather than miles?
You can change the units of the scale bar in two ways.
Using the ribbon:
1. Select the scale bar
2. Select the Design tab under Scale Bar
3. Choose the unit you want to use from the Units drop down
Using the Format Scale Bar pane:
2. Right-click and choose Properties from the menu (this should open the Format Scale Bar pane)
3. In the Options tab of the Format Scale Bar pane choose the unit you want from the Map Units drop down (Note: with version before 2.3 this UI control was incorrectly labeled "Page units". This has been corrected at version 2.3).
Once you have the scale bar formatted the way you want you may want to consider creating a style so you can use this scale bar in the future. In the Contents pane right click the scale bar item and choose Save to style.
For more information on working with scale bars see Scale bars—Layouts | ArcGIS Desktop.
For more information on styles see Save a style file—ArcGIS Pro | ArcGIS Desktop.
Hope this helps.
Jeffrey B. Adams
City of Pasco WA
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