Calibrating Measurement Annotations

Measurements can be calibrated prior to being placed on the page. This can be done manually if the scale is known or automatically using the calibrate tool. If needed a separate scale can be set for both the X and Y axis. This allows you to make accurate measurements based on the scale determined by the PDF.

    

How to Calibrate Measurements

Manual Calibration

Set the measurement scale manually

  1. Start a measurement annotation tool (Distance, Perimeter, or Area)
  2. In the dialog enter the scale and units using the fields provided.
  3. Once complete you can continue measuring with the tool selected as normal.

Calibration Tool

Set the scale directly from an existing measurement on the page.

  1. Start a measurement annotation tool (Distance, Perimeter, or Area)
  2. Click the Calibrate button.
  3. A dialog will be displayed with instructions on how to calibrate the measurements "Select two points to calibrate the measuring tool", click OK
  4. Find a known length on the document (for example a scale an architectural drawing or previously measured segment)
  5. Click on the beginning point of the known scale then click on the end point of the known scale to finish the line. (Note: Hold the Shift key while drawing to make horizontal, vertical, or 45 degree angle lines.)
  6. Enter the distance and the units between the two points that the line represents.
  7. Click OK to apply this scale to the measurement dialog.
  8. Once complete you can continue measuring with the tool selected as normal.