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PDF Measuring Tools Are Available in the Windows and Mac Now

The ability to measure precise distances within PDF documents is very important for many different kinds of people. Interior designers use PDFs to measure spaces in someone's home, architects use PDFs to share blueprints or floor plans, and healthcare workers often use PDFs for medical imaging. For all of these people, it's extremely important that they can accurately make measurements in a PDF.

Now UPDF, a leader in the PDF software industry, has an exciting new feature in the Windows and Mac versions to help users create quick and accurate measurements within PDFs! UPDF for Windows and Mac now have a measuring tool that can help you measure distances, perimeters, and areas within your PDFs.

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What PDF Measuring Tools Does UPDF Have?

UPDF's new measuring tools can create three different measurements: distance, perimeter, and area.

Distance: The distance tool can measure the precise distance from one point to another. If you have a PDF blueprint of your house, you can use the distance tool to measure the length of a bedroom wall so you know what size bed will fit in that room.

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Perimeter: The perimeter tool measures the distance around something. If you want to add a garden to your front yard, you can use the perimeter tool on your blueprint PDF to measure the perimeter of your yard so you know what size to make the garden.

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Area: The area tool allows you to measure the total area of any shape that you draw. For example, if you want to know the total area of the bedroom and closet together, you can use the area tool to draw a shape and get the measurement for the entire area.

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How to Use UPDF's Measuring Tools?

UPDF's measuring tools are easy and quick to use. Let's look at how we can use the distance, perimeter, and area measuring tools for simple and accurate measurements in your PDFs!

How to Use Distance?

Follow the steps below to learn how to use UPDF's distance measuring tool.

Step 1: Download the latest version of UPDF via the below button and open the PDF that you need to measure. Click on Comment, then at the top of the toolbar, you can select the measuring tool menu on the right side. Click on it and select Distance.

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Step 2: Choose a starting point for the distance you want to measure, and then click there. You can release after clicking your starting point, and then as you move your mouse, the distance line will follow. As you draw your line, you can reference the measurement window in the bottom right corner, which includes the distance, angle, x and y axis distances, scale ratio, and the degree of precision. Click the point that you want to end the measurement at.

You can now right click on your mouse and choose Complete Measurement, Cancel Measurement, or Measure Preferences.

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Step 3: You can open Measure Preferences to change the settings of your distance. In this menu, you can set the scale ratio to your preference. You can also change how precise you want the measurement to be. Finally, you can also change the label of this measurement. When you're satisfied with the settings, you can click the X in the top right corner. Then, double click to finish measuring the distance.

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Step 4: Let's change some of the properties of the measurement. Click on the measurement and choose the Properties icon.

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Step 5: In this menu, you can change the color, opacity, and thickness of the measuring line. Change the color to one of UPDF's preset colors, or choose a custom color. You can change the opacity to make it more or less transparent, and you can change the thickness of the line.

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Step 6: When you've made as many distance measurements as you'd like, you can now save your PDF by clicking on the Save As icon on the right side.

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How to Use Perimeter?

Follow the steps below to use UPDF's perimeter measuring tool.

Step 1: Open the PDF you want to measure, and click on Comment, then select the measuring tool. Choose Perimeter.

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Step 2: Click the starting point of the perimeter you want to measure. Click at each point on the perimeter where it changes direction, following the outline of whatever you want to measure. As you draw the perimeter, you will see the total distance of the perimeter so far. You can also see more information in the measurement window, such as distance, perimeter, angle, x and y axis distances, scale ratio, and precision.

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Step 3: When you are done, you can right click to Complete Measurement, Cancel Measurement, or view Measure Preferences.

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Step 4: You can select Measure Preferences to change some of the settings.

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Step 5: When you're done, you can click on the perimeter and open the Properties icon. From here, you can change the color, opacity, and thickness of the perimeter tool. When you're satisfied with this, remember to save your PDF.

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How to Use Area?

Follow the steps below to use UPDF's area measurement tool.

Step 1: Open the PDF that you want to measure. Click on Comment, and then choose the measuring tools at the top right of the toolbar. Select Area.

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Step 2: Click the point that you want to start drawing the area. Then start clicking on the points that you want to measure the area of. As you click the points, you can see that a shape will start to form, and you can see the total square area of where you've clicked so far.

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Step 3: When you're happy with the shape of the area to measure, then right click to Complete Measurement, Cancel Measurement, or open Measure Preferences.

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Step 4: If you open Measure preferences, you can change some of the measurement settings, like we discussed above.

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Step 5: Click on the area measurement and select the Properties icon. From here, you can change the border color, fill color, opacity, and border thickness. When you're happy with your measurements, remember to save your PDF.

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How to Get UPDF With PDF Measuring Tools?

This feature is now available in the latest Windows and Mac version of UPDF. To make sure you have access to this update, open UPDF for Windows or Mac, click on Help, and select Check for Update to update to the latest version of UPDF. Or simply click the button below to download UPDF.

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