Export options for Excel, Word, and PowerPoint aren’t available

This article applies to:

  • Revu 21
  • Revu 20
  • Revu 2019
  • Revu 2018


When attempting to export a PDF in Revu as a Microsoft Excel, Word, or PowerPoint document, the options under File > Export don’t appear.

File export options
Options for Entire Document and Page Region should appear but are missing when you attempt to export a PDF.


To restore these export options, try the solutions below.

Reset settings

Before performing a reset for your Revu settings, we recommend backing up your profiles and tool sets. To do this:

  1. Open Revu.
  2. Select Revu > Preferences.
  3. Select Admin in the left sidebar of the Preferences dialog.
  4. In the Options tab, select Backup.
  5. In your File Explorer, choose a location to save the .zip folder containing your settings backup.
  6. Select Save.

Now, you can reset your Revu settings.

  1. Select Revu > Preferences.
  2. Select Admin in the left sidebar of the Preferences dialog.
  3. In the Options tab, select Reset.
  4. Select OK to reset and close Revu.

Revu will reopen with its default settings. Try exporting the PDF as a Microsoft document again.

To restore your profiles and tool sets after resetting Revu, open the backup .zip folder you saved and double-click the tool set files.

Run an online repair

If resetting Revu doesn’t resolve the issue, run an online repair for Microsoft Office. To do this:

  1. Close Revu if it’s open.
  2. In the search bar next to the Windows Start button, enter Control Panel, and open it.
  3. Select Programs and Features.
  4. Right-click Office, Microsoft Office, or Microsoft 365 Apps.
  5. Select Change.
  6. When prompted, select Yes to allow the app to make changes to your device.
    At this step, you may need to enter your Windows system login credentials. If you don’t have admin rights to your computer, contact your IT team to conduct the Microsoft Office online repair.
  7. In the Microsoft dialog, select the Online Repair option.
  8. Select Repair.
  9. When the online repair completes, restart your computer.
  10. Open Revu and attempt to export your PDF again.

Reinstall Revu

If the solutions above don’t restore the export options, reinstall Revu. For installation steps, select your version below.

Revu 21

Revu 20

Revu 2019

Revu 2018


If you’re having issues exporting a Microsoft Word, Excel, or PowerPoint in Revu, try the solutions in this article.

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