Bluebeam’s Best of 2009 – You Tell Me!


Greetings, my fellow Bluebeamers!

It’s that time of year again, when people start reflecting on the past 12 months and sending out their “Best of” lists. Well, I post lists of cool features and trips all the time. So today it’s your turn. Take my poll, and let me know your favorite new Bluebeam feature introduced in 2009:

Is your favorite new Bluebeam feature not on the list? Well, then just add a comment below to let me know. And remember, to keep on PDFin’!


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4 Responses to “Bluebeam’s Best of 2009 – You Tell Me!”

  1. Frank Says:

    I voted ‘Other’.

    Spellcheck for PDF files is a great feature but I barely use it, because it only works on markups. Great would be if it works on a whole document, just like in Office Word. So I create a PDF document with LaTeX and run the spell check in PDF Revu, that would be really cool.
    PDF Templates are nice, but I personally have little use for them.
    Arcs and Curves are really great and one of my favorite new features in version 7. Sometimes it’s a bit cumbersome to use (converting to arcs and back does not always work flawlessly), but well, I think you’ll optimize that later.
    Reduce Files Size is somehow a joke. Sorry, but that’s my personal experience. I don’t know why, but it barely reduces the file size compared to Acrobat. However, if I use the equivalent feature in Acrobat I can save a lot megabytes and somehow Acrobat repairs ‘broken’ pages and makes the PDF document faster. The PDF Revu file size reduction reduces the file size a bit, but it’s nothing compared to Acrobat. So I never use it and use Acrobat for this instead. And no, I deactivated settings in Acrobat which reduce image quality or delete things, it keeps the original document, with all markups, …, just makes it smaller.

    Why I voted other? Easy. Bluebeam finally added, with version 7.2, a useful full stroke eraser to PDF Revu. And as a tablet PC user this is an essential feature, because I use it daily, hourly, every second.

    And remember to keep on releasing updates, there are a lot of bugs left 😉

    • karenpdf Says:

      Hey Frank, have you ever contacted support about reduce file size? They may be able to help, so when you have a chance you should send in a PDF that exhibits that behavior. Most of the PDF drawings we see get good reduction results. Also, have you seen the Repair Page Content feature in Bluebeam? – Karen

      • Frank Says:

        Thank you for your prompt reply. I haven’t contacted the support because of this ‘issue’ yet, but will soon do. Thanks.

  2. How to Reduce the Size of Your PDF File with Bluebeam « The PDF Insider Says:

    […] By karenpdf As of yesterday afternoon, Reduce File Size was winning the PDF Insider’s poll for Best New Bluebeam PDF Revu Feature of 2009. And I’m not surprised. Prior to Bluebeam PDF Revu v 7, it was a highly requested feature. And […]

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