Creating your own markups
If you have a symbol that you use regularly, you may want to add it to your Tool Chest for easy access. In this article, you’ll learn how to create and save this symbol as a markup that you can use at any time.
Step 1: Draw using markup tools
On a PDF, draw the elements for your custom markup with the tools in Revu for Mac. You can use Lines , Circles , Rectangles or any other markup.
Step 2: Select and Group the elements
Now select all the elements. There are a number of ways to select multiple elements in Revu for Mac:
- Hold down Shift and select elements one at a time.
- Use the Select (V) tool to draw a rectangle around all of the elements.
- Use the Lasso (Shift-O) tool to select elements that cross an irregularly-shaped area.
- Select multiple items from the Markups List (Option-L).
Once the elements are selected, you are ready to group them. Secondary click on one of the elements, and select Group (Option-G) from the dropdown menu. The blue boundary lines and handles for each element change into a single boundary line and set of handles after they are grouped.
Step 3: Save the new markup
Any markup or group of markups can be saved in the Tool Chest (Option-X) and reused. You’ll see your newly created symbol in the Recent Tools section of the Tool Chest . Click the symbol and drag it into the My Tools section, or any of your other tool sets. Now the symbol is available for use at any time.