Open a browser PDF directly in Revu

This article applies to:

  • All versions of Revu

You can open an external PDF file directly in Revu by modifying your browser settings and selecting Revu as your default PDF viewer.

Setting a browser PDF to open in Revu

  1. Go to your browser settings and locate PDF documents by searching for PDF in the settings search bar.
  2. Enable download PDF files. In chromium-based browsers, you will see something similar to ‘Download PDF files instead of automatically opening them in the browser.’
    Enabling ‘Download PDF files’ in Google Chrome®
  3. Next, go to Default apps under your system settings and select Choose default apps by file type.
  4. Find .pdf under file types and select Revu as the default app.
    Selecting a default app in Windows 10®\

Next time you open a PDF file in your browser, the file will be automatically downloaded and you will see the Bluebeam file icon next to your PDF. If Revu isn’t open on your computer, opening the file will launch Revu. Otherwise, the file will simply open in Revu.

Enabling the Revu preview pane

After setting Revu as your default PDF viewer, you can also enable the Revu preview pane.

To do this:

  1. Open the Windows File Explorer and select the View tab.
  2. In the Panes menu, select Preview Pane. Preview Pane appears highlighted in blue after selecting it.
  3. Locate a PDF using the File Explorer and select it. The Revu preview pane appears.

Using the Revu preview pane, you’ll be able to quickly scroll, zoom, or rotate a selected PDF. 

You can open an external PDF file directly in Revu by modifying your browser settings and selecting Revu as your default PDF viewer.

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