A few days ago a customer called me and explained she had a problem. “I don’t know how,” she said, “But I somehow managed to get rid of all of Revu’s menu options. I can’t find them and I don’t know how to get them back.”
Now, I’ve been using Revu for quite a while. You might even call me a lifer. And because of this, I knew exactly what this user was experiencing. You see, she had unknowingly customized the Revu interface by switching from the Default Profile to the Viewer Profile.
“What’s a Profile?” you ask. Let me explain.
Revu includes various Profiles, which are basically just different configurations of the PDF editor’s interface. These Profiles are designed to provide users with easier access to the PDF editing and markups tools they use most often.
For example, if you’re a contractor and do a lot of takeoffs, you’ll probably want to use the Measurements Profile. This Profile highlights Revu’s takeoff tools by automatically displaying the Measurements tab each time you open Revu. However, tablet pc users will most likely want to take advantage of the extra real estate provided by the Tablet Profile, which only displays a few essential toolbars.
Now, back to my phone call. I explained Profiles to this user, and she loved the feature! I walked her through the steps of switching Profiles, and she tried a few out right then and there. In the end, she decided to go with the Legal Profile. It was perfect for her, because it displays all the text editing toolbars (which she uses), but doesn’t display the drawings and shape toolbars (which she doesn’t use).
So, what Revu Profile are you using? Do you have any suggestions for new Profiles for us to create? Let me know. And remember, to keep on PDF’ing!