Customizing Revu

This article applies to:

  • Revu 20
  • Revu 2019
  • Revu 2018

Revu has many features designed for different stages of the design and review process. To meet the workflow needs of every role, Revu gives its users control over many elements of the Revu interface. In the Customizing Revu series, we’ll show you how you can tailor Revu to fit your needs throughout the interface, and help you get accustomed to the new design.

Below, you’ll find a summary of each installment of the series. Select from the topics below to learn more.

General Preferences

The General Preferences affect the general accessibility of the interface:

  • Switch between light and dark themes.
  • Auto-hide document tabs.
  • Make icons bigger.
  • Change cursor size.
  • Change the way file names are shortened in document tabs.
  • Change the default mode.

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Panels are in-depth Revu features with special interfaces. They can also be customized in many different ways:

  • Move panels to different sides of the interface.
  • Create a floating panel separate from the main Revu window.
  • Save your panel arrangements.

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Main Workspace and Menu Bar

These are two of the most fundamental features of Revu. The Main Workspace — where your documents appear — can be customized to suit your workflows.

The Menu bar is where most functions and settings within Revu can be accessed and customized:

  • Use MultiView and MultiView Extended to view multiple documents, or multiple views of a document(s).
  • Use Presentation Mode to share your documents in meetings.
  • Learn where everything is arranged in the new Menu bar.

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Navigation and Status Bars

Navigation Bar

The Navigation bar provides different options for viewing and interacting with your documents.

  • Use MultiView to view multiple documents, or get multiple views of a single document.
  • Change between various tools used to zoom, pan, or turn pages in documents.
  • Quickly change Profiles.
  • Use the Dimmer.
  • Change document security settings.
  • Hide and reveal the Navigation bar with a keystroke.

Status bar

The Status bar displays information like page size and file properties, as well as buttons that affect cursor movement and markup placement.

  • Learn how to get context-sensitive help.
  • See page dimensions for your open document.
  • View the coordinates of your cursor.
  • Use the Snap feature to accurately place markups.
  • Use the Sync tool along with MultiView to assist with multitasking.
  • Hide or reveal the Status bar with a keystroke.

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Toolbars contain markups and many other features commonly used in Revu. Like panels, they can be customized in a variety of ways:

  • Move toolbars within the window, or create a floating toolbar.
  • Add or remove toolbars from the interface.
  • Add or remove individual tools from a toolbar
  • Save toolbar arrangements to a profile.

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Revu 2019

Revu 2018

Revu 20

Interface & Navigation

Revu has many features that can be customized. Learn more about how to tailor your Revu experience to fit your needs.

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