Notes Tool Functionality (and ruler guides)

Notes Tool Functionality (and ruler guides)

Post by neal_f.. » Wed, 28 Jan 2009 07:04:33

There were some problems with the CS3 Notes Tool -but the CS4 version removes some useful functionality. A client will often return an annotated low res copy of a file -with notes indicating desired changes, revises, etc. It was often useful to have the annotated version open beside the current working version. The notes would be visible on the annotated file, as a guide for the working file. But with CS4, the notes are only visible in the notes palette -and they are not visible when the working file is active -unless the notes are copied to the working file -an unnecessary step. Why not allow access to notes both ways (with an option click?) It would often be useful to have multiple notes open & visible in a separate file.

An arrow tool in conjunction with notes could be helpful -to better indicate what elements the notes refer to. This would require a return to the CS3 notes interface -which I would welcome.

It would also be useful to have the option to designate colors to individual ruler guides. Multiple guides of the same color can be confusing.

The ability to convert drawn lines, rectangles, and other shapes into Guides would be more useful than just creating pixel layers as guides-which in error can be left visible & might print.


1. Ruler Tool That Draws a Ruler!

Dear Adobe,

One feature that we would use relentlessly would be a ruler tool that actually draws a ruler.

We are a promotional merchandise agency that constantly sends exported JPEG's, PDF's, and the like to clients for approval. We send all types of files from basic logos to creative art.

The problem we encounter is that most of the files we send to our CSR's and clients can never tell the actual size of the art. They view it on screen at the wrong zoomed percentage, or print out the files with "fit to page is checked" and it shrinks the art, or lastly we fax the art and it becomes re-sized.

Anywho, we have numerous factors that change the appearance of the size of our art.

Having a ruler tool like the one now with the added feature to actually, click, drag, specify the measurement type, and the tool draws a small ruler on screen would be wonderful!!!

Thanks for your thoughts,
Shayne S.

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