This question is about the scale field in item properties, it's NOT about scalebars on a map. I'd like to be able to set the scale to something that is readable without using a calculator. So let's say I want a map that's 1" to 5 miles, I could set the scale to 316,800, but that's not very intuitive. Is there any way to tell composer that scale is in inches per mile, or any other (sane) pairing of units?
qgis 2.01 64 bit