Illustrator: show scaled percentage

Not sure if this is possible, but is there a way to scale something based on size, then determine the percentage that the object was scaled by?


I have a square 3″ x 3″ and i constrain proportions, then scale to 12″ x 12″. Is there a way to have illustrator show me that it was scaled by 400%?

Obviously this is easy to figure out for this example, but when i am increasing something that 3.2353blahblahblah to 72.534677blahblahblah its a bit more difficult and I’m really just trying to save time


Just an idea: Draw a square that is 1″ x 1″ besides (under, over, close to) the original object. Then scale object and square together. The dimensions of the square, after scaling, times 100 will be the percentage you are looking for. So if the square is 5×5 after scaling, the scaling percentage is 500%.

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