Where can I find the rulers?

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I believe that last year the number of votes for rulers were sufficient for TechSmith to take rulers into consideration.

Probably I am overlooking a posting that rulers, after consideration, was nonetheless rejected.

see:
https://feedback.techsmith.com/techsmith/topics/snagit-2017-year-end-voting-roundup
https://feedback.techsmith.com/techsmith/topics/add-rulers-to-the-canvas

attached from another free (for personal use) portable tool, just for info.


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There are various threads throughout the community discussing what the status of having a feature request under consideration means.
The breadcrumbs all seem to point back to this updated article. Even though it is dated two years old.

Feature Suggestion Statuses – What do they mean?

https://feedback.techsmith.com/techsmith/topics/feature-request-statuses-what-do-they-mean

Under Consideration

Ideas marked as “Under Consideration” are Ideas that have been accepted into Product Management’s backlog and are either waiting for further research, design, or for development resource availability. These may still be dropped from the backlog. Note too, that marking an Idea as “Under Consideration” is the first step in moving forward with a submitted Idea. The total number of threads marked with “Under Consideration” will be limited, so as not to overpromise and underdeliver. When you see threads marked as “Under Consideration” we encourage Community members to not only vote on the idea, but to continue discussing it in the comments section.

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I have a less than positive take on the term under consideration. The way I read it," Under Consideration" could mean it may have been dropped. And you will have no idea if that's the case.

And if it hasn't, it can be swept under the rug for 20 years, and still be under consideration.

The guidelines for under consideration are vague and crafted with broad strokes. It's as if they were  written to keep the consumer in the dark.

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I know it’s not the same but this might be a workaround for you.

I have been using JR screen ruler for years for various things
http://www.spadixbd.com/freetools/jruler.htm

It’s great to popup and measure things on your screen.

The only PITA that  I can see to use for your case would be having to flip it from vertical to horizontal back and forth etc.


It’s free BTW.

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Wow That is a cool tool
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Joe
"
And if it hasn't, it can be swept under the rug for 20 years, and still be under consideration.
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Ha!
Though it sounds a bit sad, it made me laugh a bit.

Well, let's see whether at all there will be a response. Maybe it is planned for 2020 version...



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hi jasons,

yes, I also found this tool thru 
https://www.softpedia.com/hubs/Desktop-Rulers/



Launched both the Pro and non-pro - nothing happened and I assumed in view of the date stamp they were not Windows 10 compatible.



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Go to the jruler.exe file and rightclick > properties > compatibility > windows 7 and it should work fine.
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WOW. Learn something new everyday LOL! 

I just discovered (after years of using) that you can run multiple instances of Jruler.

HTH

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Ah... I see, the version that I downloaded using softpedia was outdated.
there is a 2007 version directly from the developer site.

That one is working indeed.
Thanks for the tip.


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Aaaaaah great.

Glad you got it working.