Customizing Revu – Toolbars | Revu 2018

This installment of the Customizing Bluebeam Revu 2018 series focuses on the Toolbars located below the Menu Bar and to the left and right sides of the Main Workspace, as well as the addition of the Properties Toolbar. Toolbars are essentially groups of icons in the Revu interface representing various functions (including markups, measurements, form fields etc.), or tools. Unlike Panels, tools are more specific functions that do not require a special interface.

Both toolbar and panel icons are found in toolstrips. A toolstrip refers to the empty gray bars to the left, right or top of the interface where toolbar or panel icons appear.

Shapes toolbar
Here are a few easy ways to distinguish a toolbar icon from a panel icon:
  • A toolbar will always have a string of dots (……) near its top or left side called a handle.
  • After clicking on a tool, the Properties Toolbar often becomes active.
Panels and toolbars will always have separate toolstrips.

Arranging Toolbars

You can move any toolbar to any toolstrip in the interface. To move a toolbar, click and drag on the toolbar’s handle (……), then release over a toolstrip.

A toolstrip for your toolbar will automatically be created if you drag it to an empty space. You can create a second toolstrip row by dragging towards the opposite side of an existing toolstrip.

Adding and hiding Toolbars

Toolbars may be added to or hidden from the interface by going to Tools > Toolbars.

Toolbars that currently appear in the interface have a checkmark next to them.

To add a toolbar, click on any toolbar name that does not have a checkmark next to it.

To remove a toolbar, click on any toolbar name with a checkmark next to it.


Adding, removing or moving tools

Tools from any toolbar can be added, removed and even rearranged as you see fit from the Customizing Toolbars dialog box, found under Tools > Toolbars > Customize…

If you want to learn more about this dialog box, please read Tools and Toolbars in the Revu Help.

Once you are happy with your toolbar arrangement, you may want to lock them in place to prevent them from accidentally moving. This option is found under Tools > Toolbars > Lock.

Saving Toolbar arrangements

Any arrangement of toolbars and panels can be saved to a Profile.

To save your panel and tab arrangement to your active profile, go to Revu > Profiles > Save Profile.

To edit or delete profiles, go to Revu > Profiles > Manage Profiles.

If you would like to learn more about Profiles (including customizing a preloaded profile, creating a custom profile, saving changes to your current profile and more), please refer to Working with Profiles in the Revu Help.

Properties Toolbar

The Properties Toolbar resides along the top of the interface and, while not customizable, automatically changes to display information that is relevant to the tool you are currently using. With the editable properties of your tools always available on screen, the Properties Toolbar saves valuable time. You can always hide the Properties Toolbar by clicking Tools > Toolbars > Properties Toolbar.


Toolbar reference

Follow the links below for more information about specific toolbars from the Revu Help:

Advanced Form (Revu eXtreme)
Advanced Text Full Screen
Alignment Line Style
Appearance Measure
Control Point Order
Digital Signatures Properties Toolbar
Document Redaction (Revu eXtreme)
Document Management Rotation
Edit Shapes
File Sketch
Font Text

Learn more about what toolbars are, how to manage them, how to add and remove items, and how to save toolbar arrangements to Profiles.

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