Wondering if anyone out there knows how to create a vertical scale bar in ArcMap? With text I can adjust the angle. Is this possible with a scale bar as well?
Once you are happy with the size of your scale bar you can right-click and convert to graphics, then the rotate and flip options are available in the drop-down menu. Just be sure not to accidentally resize it, the scale will no longer be accurate.
The scale bar can only be horizontal. However, you can rotate the rest of your layout 90° so the printed map looks like the scale bar is vertical. To simplify the process and save your neck from getting a crick in it, you can draft your layout in the orientation opposite of what you expect to finish on.