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  1. Edit existing text in pdf

    On the pdf file, I would like to edit existing text. For example, add/remove words in a sentence. Change word formatting etc...

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  2. 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

    6 votes
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  3. 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

  4. 6 votes
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  5. 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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  6. Ability to highlight or ink when in a search by keyword mode

    It would be nice to have the ability to highlight or ink when in a search by keyword mode so that I could quickly scan a table or science paper by keyword and highlight interesting places to revisit - a kind of secondary screening after a primary screening using keyword. Otherwise, the inefficiency of exiting the search mode then highlighting and returning to the search mode and finding oneself lost in search result (ie which one did I just view?) exists. This is expecially relevant in a large PDFs.

    Thanks for devising the best PDF annotator on the market. I…

    6 votes
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  7. 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.

    5 votes
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  8. 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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  9. 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

    5 votes
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  10. straighten out unsteady hand

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

    5 votes
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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. thumbnail preview

    Please please please add a PDF preview! As of now, if the files are not named clearly enough (e.g. when the file names are long and only distinguished by a 1 or 2 at the end) you have to open every single PDF to find the one you're searching for.
    I adore Drawboard PDF for all the functions and the usability but the lack of this feature makes me have Adobe Reader installed and set as a default program just so I can easily find what I'm looking for.

    5 votes
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  15. Ask me if I want to save the changes when I close Drawboard

    I always forget to save documents before closing Drawboard, because I have been used to be asked if to save changes when I close an application. But Drawboard doesn't have this function or an option to realize that.

    5 votes
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  16. Reload button and autosave

    I'd love to have a reload/refresh button, and also an option to automatically save handwritten notes.

    The reason is that I'm a LaTeX user, and it's very important for me to have a pdf viewer that's allows reloading. It's also useful to take notes and then be able to see them on the integrated previewer of the LaTeX editor. I love Drawboard, but I have to use Xodo for those features while using LaTeX.

    5 votes
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  17. 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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  18. Drawboard on Android tablets

    It would be of great usage to use drawboard on an Android tablet. Because I use my tablet for notes and not my computer.

    4 votes
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  19. 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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  20. Extract pages into a new PDF

    I would like to EXTRACT pages from a PDF and save them as a new PDF.

    For example, I have a 581-page environmental assessment. I only need the section on installation, which is ~2 pages.

    Can we have an easier way to save just page 291-292 as a separate PDF, instead of (1) save the file as something else, (2) delete pages 1 - 290, (3) delete pages 293 - 581.

    I do respect that this functionality is already available via the save as - delete process I mentioned, but this is a request for an "extract pages" feature.

    4 votes
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