scratch pad

Is there a way to print the contents of the scratch pad? Or to export it somewhere where it would be printable?

Also, I had a couple of questions about navigation that have gone unanswered.

Is there a way to change the “locked in place” color in the navigation bar? I have trouble distinguishing between the two colors and am always forgetting if the document is locked or not.

Also, is there a way to slow down the action of cut and paste? When I paste something into place the screen jumps and I lose track of where I am.

I figured the answer is probably no to both of these, but if you could confirm that it would be great!

No, since it is supposed to be a transient area. You can just copy and paste into something that can print, or use the “Send to project” feature.

No, there’s no way to do this. It’s quite a strong pink, though - how is it that you are having problems distinguishing? Are you colour-blind and is the colour problematic for those with colour-blindness?

No, this is all handled at the OS level so is something that is built-in.

All the best,

Keith, there’s an excellent app for that on the iphone, called CVSimulator, which filters colors through the camera and can show you how things look for the most common forms of color blindness. I imagine that would be quite helpful if you were to tweak the colors for various things with color blindness in mind.

There is also an application for the Mac:

I seem to suffer from a form of protanomaly – in my case I can’t tell the difference between green and brown, nor the difference between blue and purple. Under certain conditions I can’t detect the difference between red and green. Stating things rather crudely, I’d say that anything that uses a red tinge is going to cause problems for people who are colour blind. I certainly find it much easier to detect anything that has a blue tinge to it.

An anecdote – I used to be a gliding instructor, and the club where I flew had an old bus that had once belonged to the Royal Navy (and was therefore blue) which was used on the airfield as a kind of resting place and collection point for various bits of gear. Then someone painted the blasted thing red. Result was that from a thousand feet I had no idea where it was, because it blended in perfectly with the grass. While it was blue I could see it from miles away.