How to work offline in Studio

This article applies to:

  • Revu 21
  • Revu 20

You can work with Studio Project and Session files in Revu without an internet connection. When you designate the files for offline access, any edits you make will automatically sync to your Project or Session the next time you reconnect.

With Revu 21, your subscription plan won’t allow you to work offline indefinitely. You must log in to reauthenticate your account after being offline for 14 consecutive days. For more information, see Access Your Revu 21 Subscription Offline.

Studio Projects

Prepare to work offline

  1. Open the  Studio panel, and open your Studio Project.
  2. To designate the files you want to work with, hover over a file or folder and select Set to Sync on the right. The icon will become solid green to indicate the file or folder is ready to sync. Files that haven’t been marked as Set to Sync are not available when you work offline.
    If a folder is set to sync, all contents of the folder and its subfolders will sync as well.
  3. Right-click the Project name in the Project tab, and select  Sync  to create locally cached copies of the files.
  4. To check out the files you need while working offline, right-click the file, and select Check Out.
    Checking out the files prevents others from making changes to the files. When you check out a file, Studio marks the file as “Pending”.

To begin working offline, select Connected at the top of the Studio panel.

Upload your changes when you are back online

When you work offline, edit and save the document as you normally would.

Avoid using Save As or Export, because they create a new version of the document, and any changes you make won’t be synced with the version in the Project.

When you reconnect to the internet, you can sync your files to the Studio Project.

  1. Select Offline at the top of the Studio panel.
  2. Right-click the documents in the Pending list, and select Check In.
  3. Add any revision comments, then select Check In.

To learn more about Studio Projects and Studio offline, see the Revu Help Guide.

Studio Sessions

Open files before going offline

When you upload files to a Studio Session, Revu stores them in the cloud. To open the most recent version of a Session file, you need an internet connection. Before going offline, connect to a Studio Session and open the files you plan to work with. The files are automatically downloaded and cached in the Session, which ensures that you have the most recent versions of your documents.

Work offline

After you open your files, you can go offline and work as you normally would. Any markups you make to your Session document will be preserved and automatically synced with the Session once you reconnect to the internet.

The markups you make while offline display a Pending Upload icon and are listed in the Pending tab at the bottom of the Studio panel.

Changes you make to a Session file while offline are entered into the Session Record with timestamps corresponding to the time they were uploaded to the Session (such as when you reconnect to the internet). However, the Creation Date column in the Markups List will reflect the actual date and time of creation.

To learn more about working with Studio Projects and Studio Sessions offline, see the Revu Help Guide.

To learn more about working with Studio Projects and Studio Sessions offline with Revu for iPad, see the Revu for iPad Guide.


Revu 20

Revu 21


Do you need to work with Studio Project files without an internet connection? Learn how to prepare files for working offline and sync them later.

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