As you might already know, we've invested a lot of time in the Design Studio/design editor lately, trying to make it as easy and as advanced as possible.
We added a new feature (page notes) and some shortcuts to page settings. We're introducing them in the same article here, because they are complementary page editing tools. They are also placed right next to each other, just above the page, on the left.
Adding page notes in Flipsnack
Everyone can write page notes in the editor, even Free users. These are similar to comments in Google Docs, because they will not actually appear on the page. They serve a different purpose, and more specifically, for leaving notes about the design or the content of the page. (If you want to make public notes on pages for everyone to see in your published catalog, check out captions and tags.)
Even though anyone can use them, they are most helpful for our Business members, because it allows multiple users to work together in the same account. Commenting and leaving suggestions on your colleagues work can be very helpful. It takes collaboration between designers and marketers to a whole new level.
So, how can you leave page notes and suggestions?
To add a note, simply click on the Add note button in the Page settings drop-down list or on the icon above the page, type in your message then click Save and close.
Once the note is saved, the icon will turn blue. Your team mates (or yourself) will just have to click on the blue icon to open the note and read it.
Before we move on to page shortcuts, we want you to know that if you have suggestions or comments about how we could improve this, we'd love to hear them. Contact us via live chat if you have suggestions.
Page settings shortcuts
The Page settings can be found in the editor at the top of the page you are editing. There aren't any new options here, but we've conveniently placed them at the top of the page for easy access.
The page settings menu displays the number of pages your catalog has and the number of the page you are editing. If you click on it, a drop-down list will appear with the following settings:
- New page - adds a new blank page right after the page you are editing;
- Duplicate page - creates a copy of the page you are editing;
- Delete page - deletes the current page;
- Move page up - moves the page one page lower in the Pages tab (i.e: page number 9 becomes page number 8);
- Move page down - moves the page one page higher in the Pages tab (i.e: page number 9 becomes page number 10);
- Add note - opens a message box where you can add a note for your team mates or reminders regarding certain pages.
Again, don't forget to let us know what you think about this update.