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There may be a better way that I don't know about, but you could use the comments features, and add all of your directions there.
Starting next month we will be rolling out a new feature that automatically creates an interactive specs view that you can share with your developers. Check out this blog post for more info: What’s Next for Adobe XD CC? | Creative Cloud blog by Adobe
If you need more manual control over the annotations people will see, you could manually draw them into your design in XD (a process called redlining). Then you can export this to a file (PDF or PNG) or publish as a shared prototype online.
If you need to create a view that shows all your artboards organized together in space, with annotations outside or between the artboards, then I'd suggest you export each artboard as a separate PNG file (you can do this if you choose File > Export with nothing selected; or use Shift-click to select just the artboards you want). Then you can import all the artboard images into a new file, and arrange them spatially however you want, draw in annotations, and then re-export that combined view as either a PDF or a PNG itself.
Hope that helps!
Hi Peter, thanks for your reply.
I played with annotations, it is usefull, but I think it is more a community tool to get feedbacks, instead of a proper tool to indicate design specifications.
By specifications I mean by exemple:
to define a rule for the ordering of a list:
- List ordered by date
- If date is today, a header is displayed and blablabla
- If date is yesterdat, there is no header and blablabla
or to explain cleary what kind of content is displayed:
- If a card has been pushed less than 3 days ago by the marketing and the user didn't see it, it is displayed in priroity 0 by using the card component "Event"
- If a card has been rated by at leat 3 of user's friend, it is displayed in priority 1, by using the card component "friend"
Ideally I would have two differents views, one wich is the prototype to understand how to navigate into the app, and another one for each screen where I can add some specifications.
It sounds like you're asking for specific annotation features that don't exist yet. You should upvote some of these stories in UserVoice to let us know what you're looking for. Here are some suggestions:
- Annotations on prototype connections – Adobe XD Feedback : Feature Requests & Bugs
- Tooltips / Annotations that appear while using interactive prototype – Adobe XD Feedback : Feature Requests & Bugs
- Annotate on the desktop surface for UX flows – Adobe XD Feedback : Feature Requests & Bugs
- Annotations in design mode – Adobe XD Feedback : Feature Requests & Bugs
Yes you are right, it is more a new feature request.
I'm gonna to check all links and add my vote to the proper requests.
Thanks for your feedbacks.