Customizing Revu – The Navigation & Status Bars | Revu 2017 & below

This final installment of our FAQ Series on Customizing the Revu User Interface provides an overview of the Navigation Bar and Status Bar, which provide different options for viewing and manipulating your documents, as well as a display for information like page size and file properties.

The Navigation Bar is divided into three sections, offering page-viewing options such as vertical and horizontal splits, MultiView and functions for page navigation and text selection. On the right side of the Navigation Bar, you can change Revu Profiles, activate the Dimmer and view or change the Document Properties and Security settings.

Hiding and Revealing the Navigation Bar

The Navigation Bar can be toggled on or off using the F4 key.

You may need to hold down the Fn key on some laptops when using the F8 keyboard shortcut.

A list of Revu keyboard shortcuts is available in the Revu Help menu and on our website.

Status Bar

The Status Bar appears underneath the Navigation Bar. On the right side of the Status Bar, you will see coordinates for your cursor position, as well as the page size of the current file. The Snap To: heading refers to functions which assist with accurate markup placement . Learn more about Snap To Grid, Content and Markup here.

The Status Bar also includes Reuse and Sync functions. Reuse allows you to repeatedly use a markup symbol or tool from one of your Tool Sets, until you’ve deactivated it by tapping the Escape key. The Sync function is particularly useful with MultiView. After opening different versions of a document in separate Revu tabs, activate the Sync tool to synchronize the view of your active window with the other versions of the document. This will allow you to compare different versions of the same page region at the same time.

To enable any of these features, click the corresponding name in the Status Bar. It will be highlighted in blue, indicating that it’s active.

Hiding and Revealing the Status Bar

You can hide and reveal the Status Bar using the F8 key on your keyboard as another way to gain a little more room for viewing your files and simplify the Revu interface. Alternatively, you can also click Interface in the View Command Group.

If you’d like additional information about customizing Bluebeam Revu please use the links listed below to access the rest of the series, and watch a tutorial video on Revu customization:


More Information

You can also find information about Getting Around the Interface and actually using the available functions and features in our Tutorial Videos, and your appropriate Revu Online Help manual.

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