Customizing Revu – Introduction

This article applies to:

  • Revu 20
  • Revu 2019
  • Revu 2018

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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 2019 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 will find a summary of each installment of the series. Click on the buttons below to learn more about each topic.

General Preferences

The General Preferences affect the general accessibility of the interface:

  • Switch between light and dark themes.
  • Auto-hide document tabs.
  • Make Revu’s icons bigger.
  • Change cursor size.
  • Change the way file names are shortened in document tabs.
  • Change Revu’s 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 of Revu’s functions and settings 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:

  • Click and drag 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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Other versions of this article

Revu 2017 and older

Because Revu has so many tools and features, you may find it useful to only display what you use the most. To help with this, Revu lets you customize the user interface (UI) to suit your workflow.

For example, you can line the right edge of the program with your tools, arrange them across the top, or even detach certain tabs and document windows for use as separate floating windows. In addition to all this, you can even change the menu behavior and color of the interface, from within the Revu General Preferences.

This FAQ is separated into a series of articles covering the different areas of the Bluebeam UI. These are the Main Workspace, Command Bar, Toolbars, Panels and Tabs, as well as the Navigation and Status Bars.

You can use the links listed below to jump to information about each area of the interface, and watch a tutorial video on Revu customization.

More Information

You can also find information about Getting Around the Interface and actually using the available functions and features in our Tutorial Videos, and your appropriate Revu Online Help manual.


Revu has many features designed for different stages of the design and review process. Learn how to customize the Revu interface.


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