Changing the default PDF viewer | Revu 2019

In Windows® 10, 8.1, and 7 SP1

Follow the steps below to set the Revu as the default PDF viewer. This process requires administrator rights on the computer.

  1. Open Revu.
  2. Click Revu > Preferences (Ctrl+K).
  3. Select Admin from the left-hand menu.
  4. Click Open Default Programs.
  5. When the Default Apps window displays, complete these additional steps:
    1. Click on Choose default apps by file type.
    2. Scroll through the list until you reach .pdf, then click on the plus icon or the program associated with .pdf.
    3. Select Bluebeam Revu from the list of programs.
Setting Revu as the default viewer also enables Bluebeam as the previewer used by Outlook® and Windows Explorer.


Learn how to make Bluebeam Revu your default PDF viewer to quickly start editing files. Follow our step-by-step guide here.

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