This article applies to:
- Revu 21
- Revu 20
- Revu 2019
- Revu 2018
- Revu 2017 & below
You can open an external PDF file directly in Revu by modifying your browser settings and selecting Revu as your default PDF viewer.
Set a browser PDF to open in Revu
- Go to your browser settings and enter PDF in the search bar to get to PDF settings.
- After navigating to PDF settings, select Download PDFs or its equivalent. In other browsers, you’ll see something similar to ‘Download PDF files instead of automatically opening them in the browser.’
- In Windows, go to Default apps under your system settings, and select Choose default apps by file type.
- Find .pdf under file types and select Revu as the default app.
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.
Enable the Revu preview pane
After setting Revu as your default PDF viewer, you can also enable the Revu preview pane. To do this:
- Open the Windows File Explorer and select the View tab.
- In the Panes menu, select Preview Pane. Preview Pane appears highlighted in blue after selecting it.
- 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.
Revu 2017 & Below