Keyboard Shortcuts Menu
A Settings screen to modify keyboard shortcuts. Would give the application a bit more professionalism too, as a workflow can be adopted by the user that they are used to from other applications.
Improving the keyboard and mouse experience in Drawboard PDF is definitely something we are looking in to for upcoming updates.
Drawboard Product Specialist
Keyboard shortcuts should also include changing the view and layout and showing/hinding raster lines. This is already offered by many other PDF viewers and saves a lot of time. Drawboard PDF is excellent when using on a tablet with finger gestures but it could be substantially improved for use with mouse and keyboard with the implementation of keyboard shortcuts...
It would be great to be able to assign keyboard shortcuts to the different tools. The tools already work so smoothly, but if you could assign keystrokes to them it would make this tool that much quicker to use. I continually markup plans throughout the day, it can feel a little cumbersome to have to press on the tools to use.
Yes, please, make Undo Control-Z like everything else on the PC.
we have order in favorite tool right?
first in the top and last is bottom in advanced tool management
but should we click each tool to change inset method?
it is very inefficient
since it has order, we can allocate shortcut to them
like ctrl + 1 to top tool
and ctrl + 0 to bottom tool
like chrome tab shortcut
it could make huge productivity to all people
because this app is not only for tabet user rather PC(keyboard) users use
I would like to be able to map custom keyboard keys, macro keys, and alternative input devices (foot pedals) to change between preset tool types.
Keith Marks commented
This will be a huge help reviewing large drawings. I am using a stylus. A keyboard shortcut will allow me to program a stylus button or perhaps as an alternate, a simple "hold down the ~" key would toggle to pan while keeping the existing tool selection (red pen or highlighter for example).
I have found serveral similar requests for this feature. However, it seems the admins never got the point. We hope to have keyboard shortcut to change the currently working tool, rather than show/hide the toolbar. For example, when I was highlighting, I will occasionally want to copy and paste some text from the PDF. In current version of your software, we will have to click the toolbars for differet tools. If we have a keyboard shortcut, the mentioned tool switch would be very fast during our workflow. Besides, this is a very common feature in office and other PDF readers, such as foxit. And I used them a lot. So I sinserely propose the request, and hope it receives your careful consideration.
* 'like zoom ㅡ> like 'zoom
Drawboard needs more shortcut key!!
I think it need additional shortcut key about zoom in/out
For example, the key 'like zoom to width' to 'Ctrl + 0(zero)'
Please comment if you can add!!
Noted that there are two rotation buttons at the bottom left side of the screen but they only seem to work after using the 'page manipulation' feature which seems pointless (for my purposes).
I tried to find a way to create my own shortcut but couldn't find one. It would be very useful to be able to create a shortcut using a key on the keyboard that currently does nothing.
Drawboard needs a shortcut key for page rotation.
Going through the existing method using the 'page manipulation' route takes an unnecessarily long time, requiring too many clicks of the mouse button. Fair enough if only using this feature occasionally, but every time I open a drawing I need to do this.
As a non dial user (Surface Pro screen to small) I would really like a keyboard shortcut for the protractor (so I can autohotkey it to long press on my pen).
this is what I call side panel:
I often show it up / hide it.
A simple keyboard shortcut to "show it/hide it" when you press it would be appreciated :)
It would be nice to have a shortcut, or maybe a more accessible clickable tool to turn grid overlay on/off (or maybe cycle through the grids until none is shown). Because, right now, it is very tiresome to turn grid overlays on/off, specially if you are doing this constantly, like I do when I'm studying: You have to click on the menu, then click on "Tabs", then click on "View & Layout", then click on the dropdown menu, then click to select your grid, then click twice on the screen to close all the menus! It's seven clicks away to use a simple feature!
When I'm studying, I like to read without any grid overlays. However, I usually take annotations with a pen. And whenever I want to write something, I like to have a grid overlay to help me out. But it's such a struggle to use this feature, that it gets annoying.
Niels Anonymous commented
My son has heavy problems with his eyes, so he need to zoom in about 800% an higher. As a result he must scroll often up- and down (Cursor up or down) and left or right. For the last one I can't find and shortcut. Cursor left and right sound natural for me, but then I go to the next side with 100% zoom (which I would expected at Page Down and Up). Would be a great improvement for people with limited capabilities at eyes.
This is for me the most major issue I have with this app.
Ulas Ozkurede commented
This is so easy to add in terms of programming, but it will make a HUGE difference in viewing experience for me and I believe for others.
Could you just add 3 more keyboard shortcuts:
1. Zoom to 100%
2. Zoom to Width
3. Zoom to Height.
Thanks a lot.
University of Michigan
Kristopher Alles commented
The current process to rotate a document page is very inefficient. Please add a hotkey to enable this action.
This is a really good idea.
I have now a document with 1500 pages where I have to delete at least 500...
This will be fun ^^
I currently take my notes using drawboard. However, I don't always have enough space to do that so I insert blank pages in my notes documents. This action takes a long time so it would be handy if it could be done quicker!
One way is to assign a shortcut to it!
Another way could be to give the user the ability to assign shortcuts to any hotkey or even add it to the favourites bar.
Just some ideas. Great app overall tho. Love it <3