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  1. #1
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    Default accurate measurements and placement

    I love SBM especially the new version but I still VERY MUCH would like to have the ability to quickly and easily make exact size preferences and placement. If I want a scrap of paper that is exactly 5" x 5" the quickest way to get there is to be able to type the size in a preference window. The ruler is not exact enough if you are doing certain things or if you are a nut that likes everything to be exact when it lines up etc. So I would also like to be able to have a window where I can type in where I want it to be. If I want it to be exactly on the edge I could put zero, zero and know it would be in the corner exactly, not almost. Or if I want to put the scrap in an EXACT location I could type the numbers.

    And since I am on a roll for asking for exactness....I would like to be able to do the same thing when rotating. If I want to rotate something exactly 90 degrees or 180 degrees to be able to type the number would be quicker than guessing and wondering if it is right as I turn it.

    I have started making cards and matching envelopes. Especially when designing envelopes exact size, placement and rotation would be very helpful for the envelope to be perfect.
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    Great suggestions, especially the sizing one. Always resize my photos in another program first.

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    Default Measurements A3, A4 etc

    As we're talking about measurements, I'd also love the page sizes A3, A4 etc. to be available as default options . . . I often print my LO's as A3 posters for birthdays or celebrations, like Mother's Day tomorrow, so that would be a HUGE HELP to me if it were standard. At present I keep needing to check in another programme or on the internet

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    That feature was added in 2.0.3.0, but it's only documented in the readme.htm file. (We plan to make it more prominent in a future version, but for now it's just something I "snuck in" for advanced users.)

    Here's how to use it:

    Select the object you want to adjust, and then press either the P, S, or A key on the keyboard.

    Here's what each letter stands for:

    P - Position (x and y)
    S - Size (width and height)
    A - Angle (rotation in degrees)

    Have fun!
    Lorne ( )
    Scrapbook MAX! Software Developer

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    That is wonderful news. I love it. It is so much faster and easier than trying to eyeball it.
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    WOWEE, can't wait to try these . . . THanks Lorne, that's a WONDERFUL addition!!!

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    Thanks, going to try that out, sounds like just what is needed.

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    That'd be great to have an option to type the values (measurements) for the different elements: photos, embellishments, papers in input fields.
    ... as well as having the ability to select the elements from a properties dialog and why not to display or hide them :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by KapiColors View Post
    That'd be great to have an option to type the values (measurements) for the different elements: photos, embellishments, papers in input fields.
    Note: this option already exists, see post #4 above for details.
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    My apologies!
    Excellent :-)
    That's really helpful!

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