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FAQ: Is it possible to rotate a scale bar using a specific tool in ArcMap?

Question

Is it possible to rotate a scale bar using a specific tool in ArcMap?

Answer

No, it is not possible to rotate a scale bar using a specific tool in ArcMap. However, the scale bar can be converted to graphic that can be rotated.

Note:
Once the scale bar is converted to graphic, the scale bar is no longer dynamic.

1. Open ArcMap.

Note:
Ensure the map is in layout view.

2. On the main menu, click Insert > Scale Bar.
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3. Choose a scale bar, and click OK.
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4. Right-click the scale bar > Convert To Graphics.
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5. Right-click the scale bar again to apply the desired rotation.
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