Status Bar

The status bar is located at the bottom of the application. The left side includes tools to help you use the current command or tool. The right side includes the page scale (or "Scale Not Set" if the scale has not been set; in either case, click this area to set/reset the page scale, if desired), size of the page, and the current cursor position.

Note: If you change the page scale, for example by recalibrating it, and the scale shown here does not change, the drawing likely has a protected page scale.

To show the status bar, go to Tools > Toolbars > Status Bar, or press F8.

There are several toggles on the status bar that switch features on and off:

  • Show Grid (SHIFT+G): When enabled, a visible grid is overlayed on PDFs in the main workspace. Grid spacing is configured through the Grid & Snap Preferences.
  • Snap to Grid (CTRL+SHIFT+F9): When enabled, any points used to define a markup line are forced to align with the grid (even if the grid is not currently visible). The grid spacing is configured through the Grid & Snap Preferences.
  • Snap to Content (CTRL+SHIFT+F10):When enabled, markups automatically snap to the underlying PDF vector content. Snap to Content does not snap to text or images in the PDF, only vector images such as lines and shapes. The exact elements that are snapped to are set in the Grid & Snap Preferences.
  • Snap to Markup (CTRL+SHIFT+F11):When enabled, markups automatically snaps to other markups in the PDF. Two related behaviors will occur: the cursor will snap to points on other markups (similar to how Snap to Content snaps to points in the PDF content) and Revu will also show—and the cursor will snap to—guidelines that are based on lines in nearby markups. The exact elements that are snapped to are set in the Grid & Snap Preferences.
  •   Snap to a point   Guidelines creating a Polygon   Guideline creating aligned Rectangles
  • Reuse: When enabled, after placing a markup, the same markup can be added to the PDF without having to reselect it. This mode is helpful when adding the same markup onto the PDF sequentially. Can also be toggled on or off from the Tools menu.
  • Sync: When enabled, Revu synchronizes the viewing windows when displaying PDFs in side-by-side Split View mode or in a detached window. This is useful when you need to compare two different versions of the same document. Moving the document in one window will automatically adjust the view in the second window.
    • Sync Mode: Determines the synchronization mode that is used. Click the arrow to the right of Sync to change modes. Document mode synchronizes document pages by page index, thus viewing page 1 on document A will cause document B to automatically also view page 1. Page mode synchronizes the pages currently being viewed, regardless of page index, allowing the user to synchronize different pages across documents or different pages in the same multi-page document. The default mode is determined by the Navigation Preferences.