A Suggested Mode for Tablet Users

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A Suggested Mode for Tablet Users

Post by lester1027 » Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:55 am

Dear All,

I have noticed that when I use the stylus or fingers to read and annotate the pdf documents with xchange editor, I have to often change back and forth between the 'select text' tool and 'hand' tool. Then I realize I do not have this problem while using smartphones to read passages. Is it possible for xchange editor to add a tablet mode such that when the stylus hovers above the words the 'select text' tool is shown and when it hovers above the blank space the 'hand' tool is shown?

Thank you.

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Re: A Suggested Mode for Tablet Users

Post by Tracker Supp-Stefan » Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:26 pm

Hello lester1027,

Thanks for your post and suggestion.
I will pass it to our UI developers for consideration!

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Re: A Suggested Mode for Tablet Users

Post by Vasyl-Tracker Dev Team » Thu Nov 21, 2019 6:30 pm

Hi Lester.

Thank you for suggestions.
when the stylus hovers above the words the 'select text' tool is shown
- I believe it can be implemented for most cases, as special option.
when it hovers above the blank space the 'hand' tool is shown
- there will be a conflict in case, when you have activated any commenting-tool. For example, with the activated Rectangle tool, you will be not able to start creation of new Rectangle-comment on the blank space of page because the Hand tool will capture all mouse/stylus/finger events in that space..

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Re: A Suggested Mode for Tablet Users

Post by lester1027 » Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:54 am

Then the "hand+select text tool" can be deployed as an extra tool such that it is a standalone tool different from "hand tool" or "select text tool" or other annotation tools. Thank you.

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Re: A Suggested Mode for Tablet Users

Post by TrackerSupp-Daniel » Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:33 pm

I am sure Vasyl has a good plan for this, but I will be sure he sees your suggestion.

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Re: A Suggested Mode for Tablet Users

Post by Vasyl-Tracker Dev Team » Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:51 pm

Hi Lester.

The option for "hand+select text tool" will be added in the next upcoming release. Thanks for the suggestion.

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Re: A Suggested Mode for Tablet Users

Post by lester1027 » Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:01 am

Thank you very much for your prompt reply and valuing users' suggestions.

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Re: A Suggested Mode for Tablet Users

Post by TrackerSupp-Daniel » Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:14 pm

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Re: A Suggested Mode for Tablet Users

Post by RLM » Mon Dec 09, 2019 7:41 pm

Currently, you really need a mouse and keyboard to use PDF-XChange as a reading device.

For tablet mode, ideally we should be able to scroll and select text without changing the active mode (e.g., highlight, underline, select text, hand tool etc). The default mode is scrolling, but a long press over text activates text selection mode, with an option to move the selection handles. When the finger or stylus is removed from the selected text, a floating toolbar appears and allows the user to select an action (e.g., highlight (several styles), underline (several styles) copy, delete, define, etc.).

Thanks.

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