Editing the mercator scale bar

The mercator scale bar and a number of other properties can be edited on the Scale and Trapezoidal tab on the Mercator Scale Bar Properties dialog box.

  1. Start ArcMap.
  2. On the main menu, click View > Layout View.
  3. Right-click the mercator scale bar and click Properties.

    The Mercator Scale Bar Properties dialog box appears.

    Customizable options for the scale bar


    A number displays in the dialog box to identify specific scale bars if multiple scale bars are present in the document.

  4. Click the Scale and Trapezoidal tab.
  5. Modify the scale and trapezoidal information as necessary.
  6. Click the Size and Position tab.
  7. Modify the size and position information as necessary.

    You can also resize the element in the page layout.

  8. Click the Area tab.
  9. Modify the area information as necessary.
  10. Click Apply to commit the edits.
  11. Click OK to close the dialog box.