Add 1 inch = ____ feet scale check box option to the preformatted scale box that includes the scale bars and ratio scale checkbox option
Where I was thinking would be handy is to have that scale-type option be included in the scale block that the software already has formatted, which currently contains a check box option to include the ratio scale and choices of bar scales. That check box would need a drop down menu of choices of 1 inch = ___ meters, etc to address the possible broad base of customer needs.
Note that you can use a text page block to create the same effect; all page blocks can overlap each other and be layered in the Properties tab. That said, having a convenient checkbox would be a nice shortcut.