Changing the default folder options

Applies to:

  • All versions

Summary

How to select the default location where new PDF files are saved when printing to the Bluebeam PDF printer or using the Bluebeam plugin within supported program.

Relevant Products

Bluebeam® Revu® for Windows


Problem

How do I configure the Bluebeam PDF printer and plugins to create PDFs in the folder of my choice?

Summary

Bluebeam lets you to select the default location where new PDF files are saved when printing to the Bluebeam PDF printer or using the Bluebeam plugin within Microsoft® Office, Outlook® or a supported CAD program.

Changing the Default Save Path for the Bluebeam PDF printer:

  1. Select Start and type Bluebeam Administrator.
  2. Right-click on Bluebeam Administrator and select Run as Administrator.
  3. Click the Printer tab.
  4. Click the Folder Options button.
  5. There are three options to define where the PDF file will be created:
    • If Source Folder is selected, files created from the Stapler will save to the same folder as the source file.
    • If Last Saved Folder is selected, files will save to the last folder that was used.
    • If Custom Projects Folder is selected, you can specify a location to save files by default.
  6. Click OK twice to save the settings and close the Bluebeam Administrator.

The next time you create a file using Bluebeam PDF printer or Stapler, the file will be created and saved to the Default Output Folder you’ve selected.

The Source Folder option is only valid when PDF files are created using the Bluebeam Stapler. This is because the path of the original file is not passed from the application printing the file to the Bluebeam PDF printer.

PDF files will be created in the Documents folder when Source Folder is selected and the PDF file is created using the Bluebeam PDF printer or Create PDF within Revu.

Changing the Folder Used by the Bluebeam Plugin:

Each plugin has its own settings which a independent from the printer and other plugins.

  1. Open the program.
  2. Click the Change Settings ChangeSettings16 button in the ribbon.
  3. Click the Folder Options button on the General Settings tab.
  4. There are three options to define where the PDF file will be created:
    • If Source Folder is selected, files will save to the same folder as the source file.
    • If Last Saved Folder is selected, files will save to the last folder that was used.
    • If Custom Projects Folder is selected, you can specify a location to save files by default.
  5. Click OK to save the setting.

The next time you create a PDF through this plugin, the PDF file will be created according the Default Output Folder option that you have selected.  

How to select the default location where new PDF files are saved when printing to the Bluebeam PDF printer or using the Bluebeam plugin within supported program.

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Revu 2017 & Below

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