Multiple markups can grouped to behave like a single markup. Grouping creates a single element that can be moved, edited, and copied and pasted at the same time and they can be added to the Tool Chest for reuse. Additionally, multiple groups can be grouped (or "nested").
Markups with embedded media cannot be grouped.
To group markups:
Hold down the SHIFT key and select two or more markups to be grouped.
Note: The first markup selected will be the "dominant markup" unless another one is selected as described below. By default, the properties of this markup will determine which columns are displayed in the Markups list for the group.
A group will appear as a Group item in the Markups list with a toggle arrow next to it.
Click the toggle arrow beside a Group item in the Markups list to expand or contract the group. When expanded, the individual markups in the group are shown.
By default, when markups are grouped, the values in the measurement columns (Count, Length, Area, Wall Area, and Volume) for the Group item will be the sum of those measurements for all the markups in the group, provided that all the markups in the group support that measurement. If one or more markups in the group do not support the measurement, the value for the Group item will be blank.
To set Revu to use the values of the "dominant markup" (that is, the first markup selected when creating the group) for the measurement values of the Group item instead of the sum of the markups in the group as described above, enable the Revert Group Column Measurements to Dominant Markup option in the Markups Tab Preferences.
When using the Pen or Highlight tools, all marks made are automatically created as a single, grouped markup. Press ENTER while creating markups with these tools to separate the next markup into a new group. Markups can also be ungrouped after the fact.
Multiple groups can be grouped together, creating "nested groups." Nested groups maintain their hierarchy (that is, they are not flattened into a single group), making it possible to remove some or all parts of a nested group.
To create a nested group:
Note: Nested groups can be nested with other groups or even with other nested groups, allowing for an unlimited number of nesting layers.
Markups can be grouped with existing nested groups. When this is done, the markups are automatically added to the topmost nesting layer.
To group markups with a nested group:
Measurement values for Group items in nested groups behave the same as they do for un-nested groups except that higher level groups will contain the totals of all the groups nested under them. Note that, just as with un-nested groups, all the markups contained in a nested group must support a given measurement value in order for the sum of those measurements to show for the Group item.
A group can be moved and resized as single element in the same way you would move or resize a single markup, but the markups within the group can also be moved and resized within the group without ungrouping.
To move or resize the markups individually:
Colors of the individual markups in the group can be selectively changed using Change Color.
Individual markups that are in a group can be edited
The process for ungrouping varies depending on whether the group in question is nested or not.
This process will ungroup all markups in an un-nested group. To remove only some of the markups without breaking up the rest of the group, see Editing or Removing Markups in a Group.
Nested groups are generally ungrouped one layer at a time, starting with the topmost layer. For example, if a nested group contains two groups, and those two groups are each nested groups (so, the group is nested three levels deep), then ungrouping this group would "break" the topmost grouping layer, resulting in two separate groups, each containing nested groups, as illustrated in the image below.
To ungroup from the topmost nesting layer:
It is possible, however, to remove individual groups or markups from a nested group. This method extracts any group or markup from the nested group, no matter what nesting level they exist on, and removes them from the nesting hierarchy entirely. When a group is removed in this way, it preserves its own grouping. Similarly, when a nested group is removed this way, it retains its own nesting hierarchy. See the illustration below for an example of removing an individual group from a nested group.
To remove a group or markup from a nested group:
A nested group can also have its nesting structure completely removed, resulting in the markups being in a single, unnested group, as illustrated below:
To remove the nesting structure of a nested group while keeping all the markups in a group:
Tool Chest Tab
Capture — Embedded Markup Media
Markups Tab Preferences