I assumed he proposed a dropdown box in
File->Properties->Annotation Styles - but I can see how doing that would be pretty weird, especially if I got a file from someone else with this setting set.
Adding a column to the Layer dialog seems awkward because the column headers are blank, and having two different checkbox columns would be confusing. I guess one could have an “A” instead of a check to indicate the active annotation layer. But then how would you turn it off? If users accidentally clicked there, they’d get behavior they may not expect.
Perhaps it could something like:
- Click Tools->Set Current Annotation Layer
- A dropdown box appears at the bottom of the layer dialog that lets you set the current layer (or select “None”)
- If the Current Annotation Layer is set to None, then the dropdown box wouldn’t appear.
The downside to that is that nobody would ever use this feature.
I wonder if it’s important enough to add more UI to the screen?