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Capture Product Requirements with Review Notes

Using the Review Notes feature in Quantum Visualizer, you can capture feedback from users who are evaluating your app design. Such requirements capturing helps ensure that the design of your app successfully meets the requirements of potential users. The Review Notes feature supports rich text formatting such as font type and size, paragraph alignment, numbered and bulleted lists, block quotes, and even tables. There’s no size limit to the notes, and you can carry on conversation threads with as many users as want to participate. A note can be associated with a widget, a form, or even an entire project, and when you add a note, a numbered badge is associated with that element of the app’s user interface on the Visualizer Canvas so that you can easily see what parts of the app have been commented on. You can turn the badges on and off so that they don’t interfere with your previewing the app, and comments can be marked as either New or Resolved so that you can keep track of what’s been acted upon.

Note: To use Review Notes among multiple people, you need to share the project. For information on how to do so, see Share a Project.

For information on using Review Notes, click any of the following topics:

Add a Review Note

Format a Review Note

Undo and Redo an Action

Review and Reply to Review Notes

View Multiple Review Notes at Once

Edit Review Notes

Search Review Notes

Expand and Collapse a Review Note

Reorder Review Notes

Hide and Display Review Note Badges

Delete a Review Note

Additional Information about Review Notes

Add a Review Note

To add a Review Note in Quantum Visualizer, do the following:

  1. On the Project Explorer, click the Project tab.
  2. On the Project tab, select the item you want to add a note to. This item is now the item of focus on the Visualizer Canvas.
  3. In the Properties section, click the Review tab.
  4. Start entering your review comments.
    You can format text by using the rich text controls located above the note's text field. Some text may need to be selected first before you apply certain kinds of formatting.
  5. When you're finished, click anywhere outside the text field. A badge is assigned to the note, which appears in the upper right corner of the item on the Visualizer Canvas. Widget badges are orange with white numbers while form badges are blue with a white uppercase "F".

Format a Review Note

You format the text of a Review Note by using the rich text controls located above the note's text field. Some text may need to be selected first before you apply certain kinds of formatting. The following table lists the kinds of formatting available.

Type of Formatting Description
Font Name

Formats the selected text or text that follows the insertion point with the font typeface that you select from the Font drop-down list. The available typefaces are as follows: Arial, Comic Sans MS, Courier New, Georgia, Lucida Sans Unicode, Tahoma, Times New Roman, Trebuchet MS, and Verdana.

Font Size

Formats the selected text or text that follows the insertion point with the font size that you select from the Font Size drop-down list. The available font sizes range from 8 point to 72 point.

Font Formatting

Formats the selected text or text that follows the insertion point with the font formatting that you select. The available font formatting includes Bold, Italic, Underlined, Font Color, and Font Background Color.

Alignment

Formats the paragraph that the insertion point is currently in with the Alignment that you select. The available paragraph alignment options include Left-aligned, Centered, Right-aligned, and Justified.

Lists

Formats the paragraph that the insertion point is currently in with the List Type that you select. You can create either a numbered list or a bulleted list.

Indent Level

Formats the paragraph that the insertion point is currently in with the Indent Level that you select. You can either increase the Indent Level of a paragraph or decrease it.

Block Quote

Formats the paragraph that the insertion point is currently in as a Block Quote, which sets it off uniquely from the text around it. The Block Quote button acts as a toggle, so to remove the Block Quote formatting, click the Block Quote button again.

Remove Formatting Removes paragraph-level formatting from the paragraph that the insertion point is currently in, or removes font-level formatting from the selected text.
Table Opens the Table Properties dialog box where you specify the number of rows and columns you want the table to have. You can also specify the percentage of the width of the text field you want the table to take up, specify the height, and indicate whether the table has a header, as well as setting the alignment, the cell spacing, and the cell padding. You can also create a caption for the table and a summary.

Undo and Redo an Action

You can undo the most recent instance of typing in the Review Note field, and redo the last action that you undid. To do so, do the following:

Review and Reply to Review Notes

With Review Notes, multiple users can review a project and provide input. You can also add your own comments to an existing note.

View Multiple Review Notes at Once

To view multiple Review Notes at once, do the following:

  1. On the Project Explorer, click the Project tab.
  2. On the Project tab, select the parent that contains the items that have Review Notes. For instance, if a number of widgets have Review Notes associated with them, click the parent of those widgets.
  3. On the Properties Pane, click the Review tab, and then click Notes.
  4. All the Review Notes for the widgets in the parent you selected are displayed.

Edit Review Notes

To edit a Review Note, do the following:

  1. On the App canvas, click the Badge of the Review Note you want to edit. The note displays on the Review tab of the Properties pane.
  2. Click the text field of the note. Doing so displays the rich text controls, and the insertion point begins blinking in the text field, indicating that you can begin editing.

Search Review Notes

To search Review Notes, do the following:

  1. On the Project Explorer, click the Project tab.
  2. On the Project tab, select the parent that contains the items that have Review Notes. For instance, if a number of widgets have Review Notes associated with them, click the parent of those widgets.
  3. On the Properties Pane, click the Review tab, and then click Notes.
  4. At the top of the Review tab, in the Search box, type the text you want to search for.
  5. All text that matches your search term or phrase is highlighted in yellow in the Review Notes.

Expand and Collapse a Review Note

As the number of Review Notes increases and each note grows in length, the list can become unwieldy. To mitigate this, you can collapse individual Review Notes so that only their title bar displays.

Reorder Review Notes

You can change the order that the Review Notes are listed in so that you can move more important notes up and less important notes down.

To reorder review notes, do the following:

  1. Display multiple Review Notes at once by following the instructions for View Multiple Review Notes at Once.
  2. Hover the cursor over the title bar of the Review Note you want to move until the cursor becomes a four-headed arrow.
  3. Click and drag the Review Note to a new location in the order of Review Notes.

Hide and Display Review Note Badges

There may be instances when you do not want to display the Review Notes Badges, such as when you are using the Functional Preview feature, or are simply wanting to see the app as a user would see it. To accommodate this need, you can turn off Review Notes Badges.

To turn Review Notes Badges on and off, do the following:

Delete a Review Note

To delete a Review Note, click the trashcan icon located at the right edge of the Review Note's title bar.

Additional Information about Review Notes

The following are additional facts about Review Notes.

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