Revu 8 Will Improve Bluebeam’s Customization Options – But How?


One of the leaks in the “What to Expect in Revu 8” podcast is that Bluebeam PDF Revu 8 will be more customizable than ever before. That’s sure saying a lot, because the fact is, Revu already has a ton of customization options right now. For example, you can configure the interface with a simple Profile change, save special markups in the Tool Chest and create and save PDF templates.

But when it comes to customization, there’s another very cool feature already in Revu, that really doesn’t get the credit it deserves. So today, I’m going to show you just how easy it is to move tabs like the Tool Chest and the Thumbnails tab, from one panel to another.

  1. Let’s move the Thumbnails panel from the left dock, to the bottom dock. You know, the dock next to the Markups list. To do this, select the Thumbnails icon at the top of the Thumbnails tab.
  2. Keep holding down that left mouse button as you drag your mouse from the Thumbnails tab, down to the bottom of the interface. As you do this, you’ll notice that both the bottom and right panels will automatically open.
  3. Once you’re over the bottom panel, this blue and orange Tab Positioning Wheel will display. Hover directly over the wheel to choose whether the tab should be placed to the top, bottom, right or left of the existing tab, in this case the Markups list. In the screenshot above, I moved the Thumbnails tab below the markups list, which is why the down bottom section of this wheel is orange

And now, for the results:

And just like magic, the bottom panel of Revu is displaying both the Markups List and the Thumbnails tab simultaneously. But that’s not all. I can further customize the panel by grabbing the Thumbnails tab icon, and moving it directly next to the Markups List icon so that only one tab is displayed at a time.

How do you think Revu 8 will improve on Bluebeam’s customization options? Well, the good news is that the release is just days away, so you won’t have to keep guessing for long. Check back to this blog for more Revu 8 news, and remember to keep on PDFin’!


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