Scale bar/text rotate

Discussion created by rustygis2711 on Sep 7, 2011
Latest reply on Sep 26, 2011 by rachouminou
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....