Discoverability is Key

In our never-ending quest to improve PrintUI, we became aware that not all users are immediately aware that page contents are editable. A first time user does not necessarily know that options not immediately visible are available. Even if they are looking for things to edit, they may not realize that mousing over objects shows the buttons necessary to make edits.

Small Changes Can Make a Big Difference

We realized that by showing the interactive buttons when a document is opened, the discoverability of editability is vastly improved. Today, we rolled out an update which makes this improvement, as well as a number of smaller bug fixes. The change will take affect immediately for all clients. If you want the old behavior, it’s possible to restore it by adding a flashvar when loading the PrintUI web app: