Surface Pro 4 Discussion Thread

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  1. dbrn

    dbrn Scribbler - Standard Member

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    I'll have to take your word on Word, but I'll give it a try at my next opportunity. I gave up on it completely with my SP3, to the point where I'd either copy and paste in Onenote or save as a PDF. What are your difficulties with Drawboard? I find it pretty perfect and reliable. But, maybe lawyers have very specific (read: billable) annotation needs that academics don't.
     
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    No real "legal" requirement - the design is just complicated and it can slow down like molasses in January at times, even on my 16gb i7. Sometimes I don't have time to convert a Word docx to PDF, so I need to edit as I visit with a client. I also have problems with annotations disappearing at times.
     
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    Guess I've been lucky with it. Either that, or your name is Dale :rolleyes:.
     
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    dunami Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Is anybody using an external pen display tablet with their SP4? Particularly a Huion? Does it require you to remove the surface drivers to use it or can you install the Huion drivers and go back and forth pretty easily?
     
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    I agree that Drawboard is a bit confusing from an interface standpoint... maybe you have to have the Dial to solve that. But with only a small number of programs using the dial, I've not bought one. I tried several different ones and came back to it though, because ever other one I tried the inking interface was horrid. The bad part about Drawboard to is that it doesn't come with a preview, so you can't make it the default viewer for PDF if you want previews in explorer.
     
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    Bronsky Wait and Hope. Senior Member

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    I had this problem in one of the early versions of Drawboard but haven't lost anything in quite some time. Is your version up to date? I tend to use the save and exit button. I use drawboard for most everything. It's only the very large files or functions like Bates Numbering that drive me back to Acrobat Pro XI.
     
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    I'll check that out this afternoon. Despite all my whining and bellyaching, the SP4 is still one of, if not the best, computers I have ever owned.
     
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    Same here. I use 'Save and Exit' if I know I won't return to the doc for a while. Otherwise I usually hit 'Save' before closing Drawboard. I haven't noticed any missing annotations in the few years I've been using it regularly.
     
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    I got some kind of driver update yesterday - 1.0.65.1 - and now Hello is completely disabled. Settings actually says 'Hello isn't available on this device'. Anyone else experiencing this? Any suggested solutions out there?
     
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    Steve S Pen Pro - Senior Member Super Moderator

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    <<...Anyone else experiencing this?..>>

    ...My SP4 is at home right now, but I'll check this afternoon... unless someone else responds sooner...
     
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