Using ArcGIS Pro 1.3.1 I have created a scale bar using the Scale Line 1 Metric template with a few modifications like:

  • Show one division before zero
  • Divisons: 11
  • Subdivisions: 10
  • Label Position: Below center

It appears as below:

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How can I remove the mid-division (0.5) label (circled above) on the subdivisions before 0?

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It seems as you cannot do that. There are three options for Numbers:

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Divisions and first mid point is what you have. There is no option Divisions which could make it possible to show labels only for the divisions.

Just as with other layout elements, your only option is to convert your scale bar into a graphic (right-click and choose Convert To Graphics) and then ungroup multiple times to get rid of the 0.5 graphics item.

  • It looks like there is a Divisions option immediately above the one that you have highlighted in your graphic. The scroll bar at right is at the bottom three of seven options.
    – PolyGeo
    Commented Apr 5, 2017 at 8:32

I'm going to accept the answer by @AlexTereshenkov which got me to look harder at the options where, on the SCALE BAR > DESIGN tab in the Numbers group I found that Frequency does (at least at ArcGIS Pro 1.3.1) have a Divisions option (see below).

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Choosing Divisions enabled my scale bar to improve to be:

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For the record there are seven options:

  • No labels
  • Single label
  • Ends (and zero)
  • Divisions
  • Divisions and first mid point
  • Divisions and first subdivisions
  • Divisions and all subdivisions
  • My bad. How have I missed that! :) I was expecting to see the options in a longer list and now I understood that one has to scroll up to see others. Commented Apr 6, 2017 at 6:54

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