How to create custom markups with the Snapshot tool

This article applies to:

  • Revu 20
  • Revu 2019
  • Revu 2018

The Snapshot tool allows you to copy text, raster, or vector data from your PDF to the clipboard. Pasting the snapshot onto a PDF in Revu creates a new, vectorized image, allowing you to adjust properties like size and color. If you would like to save the snapshot as a markup, you can also add it to the Tool Chest for later use.

Taking a snapshot

  1. Go to Edit > Snapshot (G).
    If you do not want to include markups in your snapshot, go to Edit > PDF Content > Snapshot Content (shift-G) to take a snapshot of only the PDF content.
  2. Set and drag the cursor to form a rectangle around the desired area. Additionally, you can set points to define a polygonal shape around the area. The selected area flashes blue when a snapshot has been taken.
    Snapshot mode in Revu
    Figure 1. When you’re in Snapshot mode, set-and-drag the cursor to form a rectangle around the desired area.
  3. Press ESC to exit Snapshot mode. 
  4. Paste the snapshot to desired area by going to Edit > Paste (Ctrl + V).
  5. Adjust the position or orientation of the snapshot as needed.

Formatting and saving your snapshot to the Tool Chest

  1. To adjust the colors of your snapshot, right-click the snapshot and select Change Colors.
    Adjusting the color of a snapshot works much like adjusting the colors of a PDF. See Color Processing to learn more.
  2. After adjusting the properties of your snapshot, save it to the Tool Chest by right-clicking the snapshot and selecting Add to Tool Chest > (desired tool set).
    Figure 2. Customize and save your snapshot to the tool chest.

You can now use your snapshot as a markup for your documents whenever you need it.

The snapshot tool allows you to copy text, raster, or vector data from your PDF to the clipboard. Pasting the snapshot onto a PDF (within Revu) creates a new vectorized image, allowing you to adjust properties such as size and color. If you would like to keep the snapshot for use as a markup, you can also add it to the Tool Chest for later use.

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