Changes that would make google drawings MUCH BETTER
May 29, 2012 12:55 AM
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Here are some small but annoying things that I have been frustrated by when using google drawings. If they were fixed, google drawings would be so much better!! These features would put google drawing comparable to MS Visio for example.
I have seen this in other forums too: crop option for pictures. It is ridiculous that if you add a picture you can't crop it (or do any other types of basic edits i.e. brightness or contrast) in the drawing.
When making drawings, there is no way to tell how big the drawing will be if pasted into a google doc. The only way I know how to judge the size of the drawing is to set a font and compare the drawing to the font size used. However, when this is pasted into a google doc, it is resized anyways and so even this does not work. The solution to this is to specify canvas size in the google drawing! That way, you can make sure that your drawing will fit when pasted in to a google doc. For example, I would make my drawings 6" wide to fit within the google doc margins. This would also maintain consistent font sizes in drawings embedded with text in docs.
Selecting an object behind another object is impossible...by clicking a second time it should select whats behind the top-level object!
You should be able to "select all" and change text font color even if objects are also selected!It is super annoying when I want to change all text color in a drawing...if I hit control-A to select all, if any objects or image is also selected, then the option for changing text color does not appear. This is a huge problem in detailed drawings with text and arrows where it is difficult to select each text box one by one.
The keyboard arrow buttons should pan the page.
When moving objects with the keyboard arrows, it only works on "course" movements. The arrows should also work when pressing the alt key to make fine motions too! Usually I want to use the arrows to make "fine" positioning of images, however currently I am forced to use the mouse to do this.