Balsamiq Community Discussion

Comment/annotate with line marking WHERE it applies

#1

I spend a LOT of time marking up existing UI’s.

I often want to just point to something (like maybe the text of a button).

I’m not seeing an easy way to this in Balsalmiq.
I tried the Callout and Comment Markup symbols, they don’t allow me to point to something specific. I could do it with two symbols but … that’s twice as much work :slight_smile:

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#2

Hi @Clay_Nichols,

Thanks for the post and the question. If I understand you correctly, this sounds like a perfect application for Symbols.

You could create the control you need from one or two or more controls just once, then convert it to a Symbol for convenient reuse via the Quick Add or UI Library.

Do you want to give that a go and get back to me with any questions?

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#3

@Clay_Nichols on a side note, we added a dedicated feature in our web version (see below) and it will be included in our upcoming major Desktop version (release planned this year!).

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#4

Hey Clay,
Glad to meet you here. You can easily get what you want in Balsamiq Desktop v3 using a little trick.

  1. Use Popover as a comment wrapper. It has pointer, background color, and markdown support
  2. Set “Treat as markup” for your popovers (CTRL + SHIFT + K)
  3. To add new comment, just duplicate an existing popover (CTRL + D) and change its content!
  4. Toggle the Markup visibility to show/hide comments (CTRL + K)

Please watch my demo and let me know how it works for you :

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