How to share Tool Sets | Revu 2017 & below

There are a large variety of customizable markup tools in Revu you can use to add comments, measurements and symbols to a PDF. Each markup in Revu has a set of properties controlling the appearance and information saved with it. Revu’s exclusive Tool Chest allows you to store these in custom tool sets and then share them with colleagues around the world.

By default, the Tool Chest is located in the left panel of the Revu interface. If you do not see this tab, go to View > Tabs > Tool Chest or press Alt+X.

Next, click Manage Tool Sets . You will see the list of current tool sets as well as buttons for the Import, Add and Export functions.

Sharing a Tool Set

To share a custom tool set, you’ll need to export it as a .btx file and then either email it or upload it to a shared network drive, or any other file sharing system.

Importing or adding a shared Tool Set

There are two different ways to load exported tool sets into Revu, and this is where you decide how you want your colleagues to manage the new tool sets.

  • Add – Use this method if you want to share a tool set on a network drive so that Revu “reads” it from that location, which lets multiple users access it at the same time.
    In Revu 12 and above, tool sets that reside in a centralized network location are cached locally and can be used while offline. However, while you’re offline, these tool sets can’t be updated or checked out for editing.
  • Import – This function copies the .btx file to the default location, which lets the user manage the tool set locally on their hard drive.

See the Tool Sets section in the Revu Help manual for more information.

Learn More

Revu also makes it easy to share profiles and stamps with colleagues, which can help create a standardized workflow within your organization. Learn more by clicking the links below:


There are a large variety of customizable markup tools in Revu you can use to add comments, measurements and symbols to a PDF. Each markup in Revu has a set of properties controlling the appearance and information saved with it. Revu’s exclusive Tool Chest allows you to store these in custom tool sets and then share them with colleagues around the world.
By default, the Tool Chest is located in the left panel of the Revu interface. If you do not see this tab, go to > Tabs > Tool Chest or press

Next, click Manage Tool Sets . You will see the list of current tool sets as well as buttons for the , and functions.
Sharing a Tool Set
To share a custom tool set, you’ll need to export it as a file and then either email it or upload it to a shared network drive, or any other file sharing system.
Importing or adding a shared Tool Set
There are two different ways to load exported tool sets into Revu, and this is where you decide how you want your colleagues to manage the new

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