How to customize the Main Workspace and Menu Bar | Revu 21

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In this installment of our FAQ series Customizing Bluebeam Revu, we’ll take a look at the Main Workspace and the Menu Bar.

The Main Workspace

The Main Workspace refers to the center area of the Revu interface where your file is displayed. When no files are open in Revu, the Main Workspace is a light-gray area.

In conjunction with the Navigation and Status Bars, the Main Workspace offers powerful features for viewing and manipulating PDFs.

You can change the way your files are presented with MultiView, MultiView Extended, and Presentation view. MultiView splits the Main Workspace horizontally or vertically, while MultiView Extended creates a separate workspace for each file.

Presentation mode (Ctrl+Enter) mode displays your multi-page PDF as an image without the Revu interface, similar to a slideshow. You can move back and forth between pages using the up and down arrow keys on your keyboard, or the left and right buttons on your mouse (left-click for forward, right-click for back). Presentation mode is different from Full Screen view (F11), which displays the PDF in full-screen mode.

The Menu Bar

The Menu Bar resides at the very top of the interface. The Menu Bar provides the following options:

  • Revu: Change preferences, customize keyboard shortcuts, change your profile settings, and access Bluebeam Administrator.
  • File: Open and create PDFs.
  • Edit: Access the ability to undo and redo actions, as well as the clipboard, cursor types, and text review markups.
  • View: Change the way PDFs are presented and manipulated.
  • Document: Edit page format, compare documents, OCR, and other related options.
  • Batch: Apply options from the Document menu to multiple files, or create a Summary of all markups in a document.
  • Tools: Access all markups, measurement tools, toolbars, and stamps.
  • Window: Change the presentation of documents or the Revu interface. Access all panels, and open the Revu WebTab.
  • Help: Access options that can help if you get stuck:
    • If you want to learn more about features in Revu, select Help to find in-depth information about features, functions, and more.
    • If you have a serious issue that you can’t fix, select Technical Support to get help directly from Bluebeam. Doing so will open a draft in your default email application with your Revu log files attached. Your log files and a detailed description of your problem will allow our Technical Support team to diagnose the issue as quickly as possible.
    • Select Check for Updates to ensure that you are using the latest version of Revu.

More information

This article is part of the Customizing Bluebeam Revu series:

Introduction General Preferences
Panels Main Workspace and Menu Bar
Navigation and Status Bars Toolbars

See also:


Revu 21

Interface & Navigation

The Main Workspace is the central area of the Revu 21 display. Learn how to change the appearance of the Main Workspace and access tools from the Menu bar.

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