The General Preferences contain general settings for Revu
To open the Preferences dialog box:
- Go to Revu > Preferences or press
Language: Select the language to be used with Revu. If this selection has never been changed, the language selected at installation is shown. Revu must be restarted for changes to take effect.
Show Full-Screen Crosshair: When enabled, the cursor is replaced with full-screen crosshairs in the main workspace, drawing vertical and horizontal lines across the document that meet at the mouse pointer. The color of the crosshairs is the same as the Snap Color defined in the Grid & Snap Preferences.
Toggle Full Screen with View Mode: When enabled, Revu will automatically go into a full screen view when in View Mode.
Show Recent Files on Startup: When enabled, the File Access tab will be open on launch.
Help Bluebeam improve its products by automatically sending usage data: When enabled, data concerning the usage of Revu is captured and automatically sent to Bluebeam servers. No user data is captured or transmitted.
Enable Document Recovery: When enabled, Revu will attempt to recover unsaved changes to documents that were open in the previous session, but could not be saved before Revu was closed for some reason.
Maintain Revisions: Maintains revision history, making it possible to revert back to previously saved versions of the PDF. Revision history is stored within the PDF, resulting in larger file sizes.
Publish Without Revisions (Default): Creates a PDF which does not preserve revision information. A smaller file will be created; however, the ability to revert to prior versions is lost.
Publish Compressed: Stores some elements of the PDF in a compressed state. Saving in this mode generally results the smallest file sizes, but it can also make PDFs incompatible with older versions of the PDF standard.
See Revisions for additional information about working with PDF Revisions.
Document Based: Revu will open multi-page PDFs in Continuous mode and single-page PDFs in Single-Page mode.
Auto detect by page size: Revu will determine the layout based on the page size: pages under 14" will use the Continuous setting (like a document) and pages longer that 14" will use the Single Page setting (like a drawing).
Single Display: Determines the default page display behavior when in Single Page mode in Revu. The options are:
Continuous Display: Determines the default page display behavior when in Continuous Page display mode in Revu. The options are:
Automatically Reorder Bookmarks: When enabled, Revu will try to reorder the PDFs bookmarks to match when thumbnails are reordered.
Prompt User if File is Locked: When enabled, a prompt will appear when a file is opened that is currently in use by another program and ask whether to open a read-only copy of this file. Otherwise, the read-only version will open automatically, without showing a message.
Find Hyperlinks in PDF Content: When enabled, text in a recognized URL format (for example, www.bluebeam.com) is treated as a clickable hyperlink. Revu will attempt to open the URL in a WebTab.
Remember Last Page: When enabled, Revu will automatically reopen PDFs to the page that was active when you last closed it. It also causes Revu to remember other View settings, like the page layout and if the view was rotated.
Single Page Mode: Sets the mouse wheel behavior when in single page mode. Choose either Zoom or Scroll. This behavior is independent of the Continuous Mode setting.
Continuous Mode: Sets the mouse wheel behavior when in continuous mode. Choose Zoom or Scroll. This behavior is independent of the Single Page Mode setting.
Reverse Mouse Wheel when Zooming: When enabled, the direction for when the mouse wheel will zoom in versus zoom out is reversed.
Sensitivity: Controls how much the zoom level changes per mouse wheel click.
Enable Horizontal Mouse Wheel: When enabled, turns on panning for mice that have tilt-able scroll wheels.
Synchronize Views: 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. This can also be turned on and off with the Sync button on the Status bar.
Synchronization Mode: Sets the default Synchronize View mode. 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.
Access Menus via Keyboard Accelerators: When enabled, keyboard shortcuts for menus on the Menu Bar are available. Press ALT+<shortcut letter> to open the desired menu (the shortcut letter is usually the first letter of the menu; pressing ALT will underscore the shortcut letters in the Menu Bar).
Show Grid: When enabled, a visible grid is overlayed on PDFs in the main workspace. This is the same grid that can be turned on and off with the Show Grid button on the Status bar.
Snap to Grid: 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). This setting can also be turned on and off with the Grid button on the Status bar.
Grid Spacing: Determines the spacing between grid units, which affects the snap-to resolution as well as the spacing of the grid markers that are shown on the PDF. A smaller increment makes a smaller grid, a larger increment makes a larger grid.
Snap to Content: 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. This setting can also be turned on and off with the Content button on the Status bar.
Snap to Markup: 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. This setting can also be turned on and off with the Markup button on the Status bar.
Snap to options: Select specific markup and content elements to which enabled snap to features will conform. Only available when either Snap to Content and/or Snap to Markup is selected.
Sensitivity: Sets the sensitivity of the snap area. Range from 5-25. The higher the setting, the larger the snap area.
Snap Color: Determines the color of the indicator box.
Click Manage. The Manage Auto-Complete List dialog box appears.
- Select the auto-complete list you wish to manage from the Category list. The items in the list are shown below.
- To add a new item to the list, click and enter the desired text in the text box that appears.
- To edit an existing item in the list, select it and click .
- To delete an item from the list, select it and click .
- To delete all items in the list, click Clear All.
- To import a list, click Import, then select the desired file and click Open.
- To export the list, click Export, then name the file and click Save.
- Click OK.
Enable Spell Check: When enabled, Revu will automatically perform spell checks.
Include Upper Case Words: When enabled, Revu will spell check words that are in all capitals. Otherwise, these words are ignored by the spell checker.
Spell Check Color: Sets the color of the squiggly underline that will be placed under misspelled words.
Active Dictionary: Determines the language used by the spell checker. Additional dictionaries can be added by selecting Import and navigating to the .zip file containing the new dictionary. Revu recognizes standard, AFF-formatted dictionaries, many of which can be found at http://www.bluebeam.com/us/support/extensions.asp.