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  1. Option to disable/enable links in pdfs

    I have been using Drawboard PDF to read and annotate scientific papers, which are riddled with both internal and external links to references.

    While there are times when I want to click one of those links, it is very difficult to AVOID clicking them (and losing my place when it automatically takes me to the references at the end of the document or opens a web browser). In the average scientific paper, nearly every sentence has such links, so merely scrolling through the document can be a real challenge.

    If there were some way to simply turn the links off/on…

    4 votes
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  2. Toggle the tool ring

    Let us toggle the tool ring. Give us a setting to make it stop appearing. I like the ring, but your recent update has killed my love of this product.

    Much of my work involves video recording of demonstrations and EVERYTIME I crtl-tab between files that ring pops back up in the middle of my workspace. Not only that, but it fans itself out! Its such a pain I am now seeking out replacement software since drawboard is basically unusable to me now. I can't even get an older version of drawboard since it autoupdates.

    People have been asking on…

    4 votes
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  3. I want a top bar with open document

    like in acrobat, or in my browser (chrome) with open tabs.
    Here is a screenshot of what I want :
    https://imgur.com/a/QbWw8Nv

    4 votes
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  4. 中文

    望支持中文

    4 votes
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  5. Make protractor scale adjustable

    By have the scale on the ruler manually adjustable, you could use existing objects [buildings, parking spaces, roads] with known dimensions to set the scale and allow drawing any modifications to scale of the document you are working on.

    And, allow the scale when set to zoom in or out when the drawing zoomed like it currently does

    4 votes
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  6. full scale Option

    We currently review all product designs 1:1 scale on Paper.. I would love to have a Scale 1:1 option on screen, and lock zoom. In our office we have a large 70in Touch Screen to view but its a pain to always have to pinch to zoom to get accurate scaling

    4 votes
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  7. 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.

    4 votes
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  8. Messy Text Insertion, basic ,,Pro Features"

    Currently:

    If want to insert a custom text by typing, there are some inconveniences you have to face:

    !Short summary:
    Shifting it after its written, editing only visuable in a pop-up window, fixed distance between lines.!

    In detail:

    1) The Text slightly shifts the position to the top after it is inserted.

    2) Editing of an already inserted text in an outside window makes you unable to comprehend how it will interact with the rest of the page. Especially with long texts you will sometimes rather delete the text and write it new from scratch rather than editing it, because…

    4 votes
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  9. 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.

    3 votes
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  10. Free rotation.

    A great feature to have especially when using the pen. The ability to freely rotate pages when editing instead of rotating the whole device. I would be great for annotating readings.

    3 votes
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  11. 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.

    3 votes
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  12. Set zooming out limit optionally

    I use Drawboard mainly with touchscreen, so i pinch zoom out usually. Unfortunately, zooming out doesn't stop at 100% or "Zoom to page", but continues leaving a big black frame. It's hard to zoom out precisely to full page with touchscreen. Could you add the option of a zoom-out limit at full page?

    Thank you

    3 votes
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  13. Blueprint symbol pack(s)

    Would be really cool to be able to get blueprint symbol packs to drop onto a pdf. Maybe have an electrical, mechanical, plumbing, etc. that could be purchased for additional fee.

    3 votes
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  14. Print multiple pages per sheet

    It would be great to print multiple pages per sheet.
    See for example https://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/kb/print-multiple-pages-per-sheet.html .
    Another example taken from the internet is in the attachment.

    3 votes
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  15. please give more options for zoom settings!!

    it really should be possible to set the double-tap-gesture to "snap zoom to page height/width" like it is the case in literally every other document viewer app. I really need this a lot when I'm zoomed far into a large sheet music score to annotate something small, and then quickly wanna zoom out to overview the entire page again.
    And in the 100%-view, a double tap should bring you in quite a bit closer to where you tapped.
    this is standard behaviour in every android app ever...

    Or AT LEAST give the option to set the minimum zoom to 100%,…

    3 votes
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  16. Developer Feedback on Layer Support

    Layer support has been a request for many years.
    Those requests are marked closed or completed and cannot be voted on.
    Could the developers please post an Article detailing the chance of this being considered and also give users some insight into the develop pipeline?
    This is a fantastic app and I am sure many potential paying clients would jump on board with this feature.
    Better communication would also keep existing customers on board.
    Like the product but am frustrated..
    Fingers crossed we will be better informed.

    3 votes
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  17. compass

    you click on the place you want to be the centre and then you drag to where you want the radius to be and you then release the button which then starts drawing your circle/arch by moving the mouse to achieve the arc you want.

    3 votes
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  18. 3 votes
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  19. Instant save changes

    Let's be honest, saving changes manual isn't really can't keep up with the times. So I want my changes be saved automatically if that's not possible I would also like to be asked if I want to save the changes as soon as I close my application.

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  20. Software review for Engineering

    For this to replace my current PDF editor (Bluebeam RevU), the following features would need to be added:
    File reduction options to reduce quality further than standard file reduction
    Capability to open multiple drawboad apps with only one license to enable two screens to be used for comparing documents
    Ability to open more documents simultaneously without warning that programme may become unstable.
    Must be able to copy notes/sketches between documents using ctrl+c and ctrl+v. Currently only possible to copy within the same document. I hope this is useful - the programme is otherwise great and looks very professional in meetings.…

    3 votes
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