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  1. Paste

    I understand that the keyboard way of pasting is ctrl+v and that works great. However, when I'm teaching a class I use Drawboard with my Microsoft notebook in tablet mode (so the keyboard is not accessible). How can I paste without using the keyboard? It would be really nice if a right click of the mouse would bring up an option to pasted. Thanks!

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  2. One touch 'next page' in tablet mode. Great when playing piano.

    Presently the quickest way to 'turn a page' is to press the space bar. But in tablet mode (I have a surface book) the on screen keyboard obscures the PDF and when you resize the PDF it goes back to default size the very next page. Solution: create a moveable hot spot for 'next page'. Must be moveable to cater for portrait/landscape. FYI pianist like a hot spot low RHS. If not moveable you could have 4 hotspots - one in each corner.

    25 votes
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  3. Ability to change font of text inserted.

    I would like to be able to change the font of my inserted text with any of the fonts I already have installed on my computer.

    23 votes
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  4. Add favorite tools (star) to surface dial.

    Add favorite tools (star) to surface dial, inside allow shifting through favorite tools.

    22 votes
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  5. Middle mouse button as a pan tool

    Pretty much every other program in existence automatically scrolls the page using middle mouse button. In Drawboard, it just mirrors everything that is done by the left mouse button, rendering it completely useless...

    Middle mouse button should work as a pan tool.

    20 votes
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  6. Snap to grid and incremental snap distances.

    As an Architect, I would love the ability to have lines I sketch snap onto a rectilinear grid, have lines snap to a specific incremental distance and the ability to set a drawing scale even if the scale is only in Drawboard not the PDF. Layers would be a really nice addition too.

    20 votes
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  7. insert a table

    It would be awesome to be able to insert a simple table (like Onenotes implementation) that would be editable. Many times I add materials to a drawing when I review it and being able to create a table right there in the drawing would be really nice. Currently I have to make one in excel, snip and save a picture then insert the picture when all I needed was a 3x3 table.

    19 votes
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  8. "Fill with colour" option for inked shapes

    Hi, I am a teacher using Drawboard to annotate my class notes so that students can access them later.

    I teach math, and often find myself drawing shapes, e.g. the Spades symbol, repeatedly. I would like some of these shapes to be filled, but doing this manually with my stylus takes time, and it is difficult to make sure that they get entirely filled.

    I would love an MS Paint style "Fill with colour" option (Paint bucket) for inked shapes in Drawboard. This would make it possible for me to quickly create these shapes by inking an outline with my…

    18 votes
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  9. Add "Insert New Page Button" to Toolbar as Textbook Notes

    As a graduate student at UCLA, I find myself using Drawboard to critically read textbooks. Sometimes spaces in the margins are not enough to take notes, or to work out an exercise.

    By having a "Insert New Page Button" in the Favorites Toolbar, I can digitally "Put a page of notes inside a textbook." The current method is clunky and a pain every time I use it.

    What could be done now
    - Insert New Page with the same dimensions as the current page in the book (so the inserted notes does not feel out of place)

    Awesomeness that could…

    15 votes
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  10. Option to close all documents upon closing application.

    An option to "close all" documents upon quitting the application would be awesome. Often times I'm working on multiple documents pertaining to work and close the app. When I re-open to work on personal or school docs I always have to close all the previous docs first. It's one step but it can be annoying as it's a frequent thing for me.

    13 votes
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  11. Protractor

    1. The ruler part of the protractor should use the same unit/scale you used when you calibrate a figure.

    2. User should have an option to set the angle to a given value. This can be done by making the small green circle that shows the angle editable. Currently, the protractor is very sensitive and I have to spend a couple of seconds to make sure that the angle is exactly what I want. These seconds add up to a couple of minutes in each teaching session I have.

    13 votes
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  12. Crop attached images

    let the possibility to crop an image after attaching it on a white page.

    just to understand, similar to the option already existing on the S Note application for Samsung Note series Android Devices.

    13 votes
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  13. 12 votes
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  14. Insert own Company Paper

    We should be able to insert our own company paper for our use. About the document builder this is only possible once when creating the file, but we should be able to insert new pages from our own Paper at any time.
    How would that be possible? Could you insert our own paper in the page manipulation?

    12 votes
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  15. Open 2 Instances of Drawboard

    I want to review 2 documents at the same time, and sometimes on separate screens (when I'm in the office). Is there a way to open more than once instance of Drawboard PDF at a time? If not, there should be. It would be such a useful feature to be able to have multiple PDFs open either on separate screens or split screened so I can reference 2 (or more) sheets at the same time.

    11 votes
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  16. Add primary colours to "edit properties" and "advanced mode"

    The new features brought are really useful (advanced mode/edit properties), but what I'm really missing are the original primary colours in those! Please offer them in those functions too.

    11 votes
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  17. Standard Scale for the Ruler / Protractor

    When working in hardcopy / on paper and to a set scale, most Engineers, Architects etc. use a standardised set of Scale Rulers.

    For Example:
    1:100 Scale - Major increments of 1m, minor increments of 100mm
    1:50 Scale - Major increments of 2m, minor increments of 200mm
    1:25 Scale - Major Increments 200mm, minor increments 20mm
    1:20 Scale - Major Increments 200mm, minor increments 20mm

    1:300 Scale - Major Increments 1m, minor increments 200mm.

    However the current Ruler in DrawBoard Pro does not use these standard scales. Whilst at a larger distance this occurs, as you zoom in the scales…

    11 votes
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  18. I wish

    I wish that when using the search feature it would highlight all instances of the searched item within the entire document. I also wish there was a way to change the color it is highlighted in to make it easier to find.

    11 votes
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  19. Text Entry

    I would suggest text entry where you just click on the page and start typing without having to drag and create a text entry box. Also allow text edits to be done directly on the page without the editing box that pops up. Foxit Reader does this well (despite doing other things poorly) if one of your techs wants to download their free software and see what i'm talking about.

    10 votes
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  20. "previous view" button in touch mode

    working with large PDF files with links to the bibliography at the end, it is absolutely crucial to have a back button (exactly the previous view, not just the page!!) in the touch mode. this, together with the lack of a "presentation mode" without swipe animation, is what keeps me from adopting Drawboard as my default pdf viewer. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE!!

    10 votes
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