Working with the Tool Chest
The Tool Chest makes marking up documents much more efficient by storing and organizing frequently used markups for easy use and reuse. It automatically remembers recently used markups
To save a markup from a PDF to the Tool Chest,
To use a tool to place a markup on a PDF, click the tool in the Tool Chest to select it, then click on the document to place the markup.
To copy a tool in one tool set to another tool set, simply click and drag it from one to the other.
To reorder the tools within a set, click and drag them to desired locations.
The Recent Tools tool set records markups as they are added to a PDF.
To reuse a tool, just click it, then place it on the PDF.
When more tools have been saved in Recent Tools than can be shown, an arrow appears to the right of the tools as shown in the image above. To see all the tools in Recent Tools, click the arrow.
The maximum number of tools that are kept in Recent Tools is configurable. To change the maximum number of tools kept, go to Properties > Maximum Recents and select the desired value.
The Recent Tools history is automatically cleared when Revu is closed. To clear your recent tools before then, go to Properties > Clear Recents.
The Recent Tools tool set saves a limited number of tools and is cleared of saved tools every time it is closed. Fortunately, it is possible to easily permanently save recent tools to other tool sets.
To save a recently used tool so it will remain available after Revu has been closed,
To save a markup on the document as a reusable tool,
The My Tools tool set is designed to be a configurable collection of frequently used tools that provides easy access to them. As such, it has a few special properties:
- The My Tools tool set is a permanent part of Revu. It can be hidden,
butit cannot be completely removed.
- Tools in the My Tools tool set can be toggled between Properties Mode and Drawing Mode (described below).
Many tools can function in two different modes: Drawing Mode and Properties Mode. Each mode serves a distinct purpose:
Properties mode adds a new markup with the same appearance properties of the saved markup. In this mode the properties (as shown on the Properties panel) are retained but the exact dimensions, text, and so on are not. Consider the example of a text box markup: using the tool in Properties Mode would create a new text box with the same color border and fill pattern and text properties, but no text would be inside the box yet, nor would the box have a fixed size. You would need to define the box's shape and content.
Drawing mode adds a new markup that is an exact duplicate of the saved markup, as if you had copied and pasted the original markup rather than made a new one of a similar type.
To change the mode of a tool in any of these tool sets, double-click on the tool's icon or
If a tool has a defined Action, the action will only be added to markups created with it when in Drawing mode.
The Recent Tools tool set can be configured to default to either Properties Mode or Drawing Mode. To set the mode, click the Properties gear to the right of Recent Tools and either check or uncheck Properties Mode, as desired.