Tips for Using the Highlighter Tool in Revu for Mac (2.0)

Bluebeam® Revu® for Mac 2.0


Problem

The highlighter tool in Revu for Mac highlights text you didn’t select.

Solution

There are several modes for highlighting text and drawings on a PDF, which can be toggled by pressing specific keys when the Highlighter Revu Highlighter Icon (H) tool is selected.

Text Mode

Text Mode is activated when the Highlighter Revu Highlighter Icon (H) tool is clicked and dragged over text. In this mode, click and drag over the text you would like to highlight. Drag vertically to highlight multiple lines. If you have highlighted too much, you can re-select the text with the highlighter tool to delete it.

Straight Line

This mode allows you to highlight in a horizontal or vertical line, without jumping to other lines when you move your mouse. This mode is ideal for users who keep highlighting additional lines by accident, or want to highlight a straight line in a drawing.

  • To use, hold Command-Shift as you click and drag over the text or area you want to highlight.

Pen Mode

Pen mode is activated when the Highlighter Revu Highlighter Icon (H) tool is clicked and dragged over non-text elements in a PDF. Similar to highlighting in free-hand, pen mode is ideal for highlighting irregular shapes, or to override text mode.

  • To use, hold the Command key as you click and drag over the area you want to highlight.

Other Tips for the Highlighter Tool

  • You can adjust the size and color of a highlight from the Properties Toolbar or the Properties Revu Properties Cogwheel Icon panel.
  • Add a note to a highlight by double-clicking on the markup. This produces a pop-up note for you to write in.
  • When multiple highlights are created at the same time, they show up as a single element in the Markups List. If you wish to create separate elements, press Return after each highlight.
  • You can see all highlighted text from a PDF in the Comments column of the Markups List.

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