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Chapter ELEVEN. Drawings and Layers > TIP 92: Measuring Objects

TIP 92: Measuring Objects

Acrobat 7 Professional includes several tools you can use to measure the distance and area of objects in a PDF drawing. You most often use these tools with CAD drawings or with documents being sent to a printer.

Where Did It Go?

A measurement is an elusive thing. Unless you specify the measurement as a comment, the object you draw will disappear when you start another measurement or select another tool. You can define the measurement as a comment by clicking the Measurement Markup option in the dialog. When you type text in the Annotation field, it is shown as a comment when the measurement is complete, as shown in Figure 92b. Read about working with and configuring comments in Chapter 14.

Figure 92b. The values of the measured area are shown in this dialog; change the scale to match your drawing. You can also assign a note to the measurement, as shown here.




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