DrawingScaleType Element

Office 2010

Specifies the type of drawing scale to use for a page.

Value

Description

0

No scale

1

Architectural scale

2

Civil engineering scale

3

Custom scale

4

Metric scale

5

Mechanical engineering scale

<DrawingScaleType
    [Unit]
    [F]
    [Err]>
</DrawingScaleType>

Unit

Optional string. Represents a unit of measure. The default is NUM. For details about NUM, see Units of measure.

F

Optional string. Represents the element's formula. This attribute can contain one of the following strings: "someFormula" if the formula exists locally, "No Formula" if the formula is locally deleted or blocked, or "Inh" if the formula is inherited.

If the attribute is not present, the element's formula is a simple constant, for example, <element>5</element>.

Err

Optional string. Indicates that the formula evaluates to an error. The value of Err is the current value (an error message string); the value of the element is the last valid value.

Property

Value

Name

DrawingScaleType

Minimum Occurrences

0

Maximum Occurrences

1

Parent elements

PageProps

Child elements

None

The DrawingScaleType element is relevant only when contained in a PageSheet element. It is ignored when contained in a DocumentSheet , Shape , or StyleSheet element.

In the following example, the drawing scale has been specified as architectural ( DrawingScaleType set to 1), or 3/32" = 1'0". The value in the PageScale element is 0.09375 inches (or 3/32") and the value in the DrawingScale element is 12 inches (or 1'0"). (The example has been edited for clarity.)

DrawingScaleType cell (Page Properties section)

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