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  1. Protractor

    I think it would be useful to be able to move both arms of the protractor. Possibly have a toggle switch between the locked position where the one protractor arm is perpendicular to the page and being able to manipulate both protractor arms.

    6 votes
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    Hello Garrett,

    Thank you for your suggestion!

    We are currently looking at ways to improve our measurement tools and the experience our users have with them. We will be adding this to our backlog for consideration.

    Best Regards

    Mitch
    Drawboard Product Specialist

  2. ability to import PDF's as images like a stamp onto a drawing

    This would be helpful to create PDF stamps in order to duplicate multiple of the same symbol onto a drawing (essentially the same ability that PDF XChange Editor has).

    6 votes
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  3. 6 votes
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  4. Side pane for general page notes/comments

    A much needed feature for this is a side page where we can type general notes (with bullets, etc) that stay with each page.

    Saw I want to type notes that just generally relate to a page, not a specific part of a page. Right now there is now way to do that without inserting text right onto the page.

    A killer feature would be some sort of side pane/window where we can type notes that just relate to that page generally. They won't overlay onto the actual page but stay in a sidebar that we can see/edit.

    6 votes
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  5. favorite toolbox on top or bottom

    Here is a message from Paibon, can't vote because it's closed but it is such a great idea!

    "Dear Drawboard developer,
    Right now, the favorite bar can only be on the left-right, but often I do read in Vertical mode - and the horizontal left right space is so limited. It would be very useful if the favorite bar can also be placed at top or bottom of the screen .

    Thanks so much for your great work,
    Paiboon"

    5 votes
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  6. Fairly often I would like to reorder documents in the view section

    Fairly often I would like to reorder documents in the view section, because I need to have a number of documents open at the same time. Hence, if I can reorder to have a logical sequence, that would be great.

    5 votes
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  7. Sync state across devices

    I came to Drawboard as a OneNote refugee, but the only feature that I really miss is how OneNote would sync the state of the program across my devices. I have a home computer, and a work computer, and I relied on that feature to be able to seamlessly pick up where I left off at work when I got home. Drawboard does not seem to have such a feature, and it's a huge drawback for me.

    Would it possible to have the option to sync Drawboard's state and settings via a cloud service, for this purpose?

    5 votes
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  8. Movable UNDO

    I'm LEFT-HANDED. Having ANY of my tools anchored to the left side of my screen makes them downright maddening. I keep hitting the new undo buttons with my hand and arm, and I have lost all conservation of movement while I'm working in Drawboard. I may use the undo function over a hundred times in the course of a normal day of work, and I'm furious at how it's been mishandled. This was an extremely poor choice from a usability point of view.

    Either give us a choice which corner is the undo anchor, or permit us to move the…

    5 votes
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  9. free ruled overlay grid

    good morning, I am a drawboard pdf user. I already suggested and commented some thinks about that so really useful tool for productivity.
    please, let the users to have the free availability of momentary ruled overlay grids. I think some free permissions would better let the customers to appreciate the product.

    Also, consider the opportunity to permanently buy packets of pro features, instead than subscribe a monthly or yearly contract.

    Sure of your attention on the improvements and to stay close to the idea of think Customer,
    Kind Regards,

    Diego Poleggi

    5 votes
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  10. Insert pages with size same as all other pages in file

    I wonder if it could be implemented that the software would recognize the page sizes within the document and make this size as the default when inserting new pages in the document. This would be a great function for users trying to add additional note space when editing PDF files generated from slideshows.

    Thanks!

    5 votes
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  11. Nightmode and dotted layout

    I'm in love with drawboard, but I'm missing two pagestyles in particular.
    First: A dotted page layout.
    Offline I'm only working with a .5 dotted layout as for me it combines the advantages of a clear page and gridlines.
    Second: A 'nightmode'.
    White dots/gridlines on a black background would fit at least my working environment way more.

    Thanks für your great work.

    4 votes
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  12. pen changing with surface dial

    It would be great if I can change favorable pens by using surface dial.
    I don't know it's possible to change width of pens. It's a PDF program not drawing tool.
    Please please. Please add this feature!!!!!!!!😊😁😢😉😎😜🤞🙌

    4 votes
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  13. Copy and paste writing/drawing between pdfs

    It would be very helpful to be able to copy writing and drawing from one pdf and paste it into another.

    Clearly Drawboard needs better copy/paste support. This is not a deep or fancy feature.

    4 votes
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  14. grid with border an custome grid size

    Where I live the standard paper needs to have a border and a 4mm grid. It would be nice to be able to have a page with a border and be able to customize the grid size. Otherwise I'm not able to use Drawboard for "offical" documents.

    4 votes
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  15. More possibilities to change grid : different clours of grid, engineering grid, based on SI units

    - Posibilitie to change the colour of the grid for better visibility

    - Most of the preinstalled gridds are based on Inch. I'd like to have one Engineering grid based on SI-Units (mm) with thicker lines every 10mm and thinner lines every mm.

    4 votes
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  16. Can I start with a reduced wheel of tools?

    Dear Programmers,

    I would like to suggest to start the program with a reduced wheel of tools. Each time I open the program I see and expanded wheel and my very first step each time is to reduce it. I would like to start with a reduced wheel as a default. Would that be possible?

    Thank you! Best regards, your heavy user Frank-Ulrich Fricke

    4 votes
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  17. Allowable colors on radial highlight menu should be the same as in the main tool menu

    I can change the highlight color for the radial tool and on the tools menu, but the color selections are different. Why?

    4 votes
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  18. Annotation draw order (bring to front / send to back)

    I would really like the option to bring annotation lines above or below other annotation lines. Having a new line being on top a previous one where they cross over can look wrong when sketching diagrams.

    4 votes
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  19. straighten out unsteady hand

    I can't draw very smooth lines, and I wish that drawboard could take out hthe kinks in my sketch.

    4 votes
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  20. Hidden Scroll Bar Makes an Accidental Scrolling While Annotating on the Edge.

    While annotating, especially writing on the right edge, I accidentally touches the hidden scrolling bar with the pen and the page suddenly scrolls up or down.

    If scrolling bar is always visible, I can avoid the bar when writing on the edge and this problem will not happen.

    So, I suggest adding an option that makes the scroll bar always visible.
    Thanks!

    4 votes
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