Bluebeam Revu is the complete PDF markup, editing and collaboration tool for tablet PC users, including Windows 8 devices with high-resolution displays up to 4K. Included are features specifically designed for tablet PC users who are looking for a quick and easy way to review and annotate PDF files with the ease of their tablet pen. Copy and paste between Revu and Windows tablet applications (i.e., Journal™ and OneNote™) and insert pages with one tap of the stylus. Revu also uses pressure sensitivity technology to simulate paper and ink. The pen is truly mightier than the keyboard.
Markup tools are located to the right of the main workspace for quick access. The high-resolution Pen and Highlight tools make it easy to comment on a document with freehand text or diagrams. Use the top of the tablet pen as an eraser to delete any unwanted marks, and leverage your tablet's built-in camera to instantly add photos to PDFs and markups on the fly. Lines, clouds and images are accessible within a few clicks.
Revu uses tabbed navigation, making it easy to open and review multiple PDF files simultaneously. Double-tap on the workspace and a zoom control will appear. Simply slide your pen up/down to zoom in/out. You even have the option to pan and zoom while making annotations with a stylus on Windows 8 tablets.
Feel free to change the size, layout and overall look and feel of your PDFs with Revu. PDF editing options include the ability to delete, rotate and insert blank and existing pages as well as copy and paste true text from your PDFs into Microsoft Office files such as Word, Journal™ and OneNote™.
With pressure sensitivity technology, Revu simulates the characteristics of writing with pen and paper. Thicker ink lines appear when pressing harder on the tablet screen and thinner ink lines appear with a light touch.
The Revu interface can be changed to Full Screen mode, removing all panels, menus and toolbars from the interface for maximum PDF viewing. Full screen mode displays a customizable floating toolbar that can be used to add markups while in this mode.
The Free Text markup tool makes use of the Tablet Input Panel (TIP) when adding a Free Text or Callout annotation. Write on the upper half of the input panel and the text will appear in the lower half. Use the caps lock and all your text will appear in upper case. A delete, backspace, return and space button are included to make editing a breeze. An additional benefit with these types of annotations is that they are all text-searchable.
Draw a region with the stylus to select all annotations within the region for group operations. You can select multiple annotations to copy, delete, modify, move or group them together.
Use various toolbars to quickly and easily change the appearance of your annotations. For instance, changing borders, line type, color, fill, opacity, font and alignment are all accessible and obvious. You can even apply the appearance properties of one markup to another markup or group of markups with a simple click using the Format Painter. Choose the toolbars you wish to display in the interface under the View menu.
Revu comes with several preloaded Profiles to make it easy to switch your interface between different views. After installation, select the Tablet Profile to display the interface in landscape mode for easier viewing, markup and editing. Customize the Profile to suit your needs or create multiple Profiles.
Store ink components in a tool set to reuse later. The Tool Chest records and tracks markup tools as you use them. For example, by selecting the Text tool and placing a text annotation on the active document, an icon representing the text annotation will appear under Recent Tools in the Tool Chest tab. Duplicate the annotation by selecting this icon and place it anywhere in the document.