Top 6 productivity tips for Drawboard PDF

Top 6 productivity tips for Drawboard PDF

Top 6 productivity tips for Drawboard PDF

Top 6 productivity tips for Drawboard PDF

Top 6 productivity tips for Drawboard PDF

Top 6 productivity tips for Drawboard PDF

Top 6 productivity tips for Drawboard PDF

Set yourself up for a whole new level of productivity by personalizing your Drawboard PDF experience. Keep reading for six easy tips on how to optimize your Drawboard PDF setup and get things done faster!
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Set yourself up for a whole new level of productivity by personalizing your Drawboard PDF experience. Keep reading for six easy tips on how to optimize your Drawboard PDF setup and get things done faster!

Navigate Drawboard PDF with your keyboard

If you use your keyboard to get around, we have keyboard shortcuts to help you quickly navigate from one area of Drawboard PDF to another. To find the full list:

  1. Open a PDF in Drawboard PDF
  2. In the bottom-left of the screen, click the green icon, then select keyboard shortcuts
  3. Set up shortcuts for Navigation, Pages, Zoom Controls and General categories.

Radial Menu

The Radial Menu is one of our most loved tools. If you want to regularly change tools and tool properties, you can opt to use the Radial Menu to move faster.

Enable the Radial Menu in Settings>View & Layout>Radial Menu

In the Radial Menu, you can access the:

  • Pan tool
  • Select tool
  • Pen tool
  • Highlighter
  • Eraser tool
  • Text review tools

Edit the properties of each top-level tool by clicking the outer ring segment of the tool.

Tip: More tools can be selected by clicking/tapping on the 'more' [>] button on the right-side of the Radial Menu

Explore the tool set

Discover which tools you can use to get your work done faster.

  1. Click '+' on the bottom of the favorites toolbar.
  2. Explore our five tool categories; Draw, Insert, Measure, Select and Pro Tools.

Tip: Tool properties can be adjusted by clicking/tapping on the 'more' [···] button underneath your active tool in the toolbar.

Arrange and move the toolbar

Group your most-used tools together to save time. A popular set-up is having the Eraser at the top, followed by Pens and Highlighter then Lines and Shapes as secondary/tertiary tools. You can move tools by dragging them around.

Tip: Gain more screen and toolbar space by docking your toolbar to the right-hand side or top of the canvas. Again, just drag and drop by clicking and dragging the toolbar using the Drawboard PDF icon.

Pin folders

Access your folders quickly to save time.

  1. Navigate to the Drawboard PDF Canvas and click '+'
  2. In the top-right of the screen, click Pinned Folders.
  3. Click Select a folder and select the folder you'd like to pin.

Store your PDFs on the Drawboard PDF cloud

Access your documents and markups wherever you are, on any device. Create an account to begin.

Upload document via the Drawboard PDF Dashboard

  1. On the dashboard click Upload PDF to cloud
  2. In the bottom-right of the screen, a flyout will appear showing upload status.

Upload document via the Drawboard PDF Canvas

  1. Open a PDF in Drawboard PDF
  2. In the top-right corner of the screen click Upload/Share
  3. Click Upload File
  4. In the bottom-right of the screen, a flyout will appear showing upload status.

Upload an existing Drawboard PDF document

  1. Select the PDF on your computer that you'd like to upload.
  2. On the right-hand side of the screen a preview pane will appear.
  3. Click Upload/Share on cloud
  4. In the bottom-right of the screen, a flyout will appear showing upload status.

Your first 10 cloud uploads are free, for more storage and advanced tools, check out Drawboard PDF Pro.

Set yourself up for a whole new level of productivity by personalizing your Drawboard PDF experience. Keep reading for six easy tips on how to optimize your Drawboard PDF setup and get things done faster!

Navigate Drawboard PDF with your keyboard

If you use your keyboard to get around, we have keyboard shortcuts to help you quickly navigate from one area of Drawboard PDF to another. To find the full list:

  1. Open a PDF in Drawboard PDF
  2. In the bottom-left of the screen, click the green icon, then select keyboard shortcuts
  3. Set up shortcuts for Navigation, Pages, Zoom Controls and General categories.

Radial Menu

The Radial Menu is one of our most loved tools. If you want to regularly change tools and tool properties, you can opt to use the Radial Menu to move faster.

Enable the Radial Menu in Settings>View & Layout>Radial Menu

In the Radial Menu, you can access the:

  • Pan tool
  • Select tool
  • Pen tool
  • Highlighter
  • Eraser tool
  • Text review tools

Edit the properties of each top-level tool by clicking the outer ring segment of the tool.

Tip: More tools can be selected by clicking/tapping on the 'more' [>] button on the right-side of the Radial Menu

Explore the tool set

Discover which tools you can use to get your work done faster.

  1. Click '+' on the bottom of the favorites toolbar.
  2. Explore our five tool categories; Draw, Insert, Measure, Select and Pro Tools.

Tip: Tool properties can be adjusted by clicking/tapping on the 'more' [···] button underneath your active tool in the toolbar.

Arrange and move the toolbar

Group your most-used tools together to save time. A popular set-up is having the Eraser at the top, followed by Pens and Highlighter then Lines and Shapes as secondary/tertiary tools. You can move tools by dragging them around.

Tip: Gain more screen and toolbar space by docking your toolbar to the right-hand side or top of the canvas. Again, just drag and drop by clicking and dragging the toolbar using the Drawboard PDF icon.

Pin folders

Access your folders quickly to save time.

  1. Navigate to the Drawboard PDF Canvas and click '+'
  2. In the top-right of the screen, click Pinned Folders.
  3. Click Select a folder and select the folder you'd like to pin.

Store your PDFs on the Drawboard PDF cloud

Access your documents and markups wherever you are, on any device. Create an account to begin.

Upload document via the Drawboard PDF Dashboard

  1. On the dashboard click Upload PDF to cloud
  2. In the bottom-right of the screen, a flyout will appear showing upload status.

Upload document via the Drawboard PDF Canvas

  1. Open a PDF in Drawboard PDF
  2. In the top-right corner of the screen click Upload/Share
  3. Click Upload File
  4. In the bottom-right of the screen, a flyout will appear showing upload status.

Upload an existing Drawboard PDF document

  1. Select the PDF on your computer that you'd like to upload.
  2. On the right-hand side of the screen a preview pane will appear.
  3. Click Upload/Share on cloud
  4. In the bottom-right of the screen, a flyout will appear showing upload status.

Your first 10 cloud uploads are free, for more storage and advanced tools, check out Drawboard PDF Pro.

About Drawboard

We are a PDF and collaboration company. We believe that creating more effective connections between people reduces waste.

Our best work has been overtaken by busywork. That’s why we’ve created ways to help people get back to working wonders without any paper in sight.

Drawboard PDF lets you mark up and share with ease, and Drawboard Projects brings collaborative design review to architecture and engineering teams.

At Drawboard, we work our magic so our customers can get back to working theirs.

About Drawboard

We are a PDF and collaboration company. We believe that creating more effective connections between people reduces waste.

Our best work has been overtaken by busywork. That’s why we’ve created ways to help people get back to working wonders without any paper in sight.

Drawboard PDF lets you mark up and share with ease, and Drawboard Projects brings collaborative design review to architecture and engineering teams.

At Drawboard, we work our magic so our customers can get back to working theirs.

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