Skill Level Beginner
- [Jim] Welcome back to BlueBeam tips and tricks. I'm Jim Rogers, and in this episode, I want to talk about two features that are both built into BlueBeam Revu and enabled by default. Now these are the spell check and auto complete features in BlueBeam Revu, which I think are really handy features. They make it a little easier to work faster and be more accurate in BlueBeam Revu. But because they're enabled by default, a lot of people don't know how to turn them off or change their settings. So let's take a look at that. Now when I'm talking about spell check, I'm talking specifically about the fact that when I use tools like Text Box, which we'll do here. And I paste some text in there, and I misspell a word. Spell check works in BlueBeam Revu just like it works in other Windows programs. It adds the squiggly line under there. I can right-click it and select my suggested word to spell that correctly. So spell check works with text boxes. It works with comments and notes. Really handy feature to make sure that you stay professional and spell things right when you're working in BlueBeam Revu. And autocorrect does things like over in my search box, if I start typing a search term, it gives me a bunch of things that I've previously typed to help me select one of my search terms just a little faster. Now again, these things are built in. They're enabled by default, but sometimes it's nice to change their settings. And that's what I want to show you how to do. So let's close my search panel and go up here to the Revu menu. Click that once, and what I want to do is select Preferences. In Preferences, you can find spell check and auto complete under the General menu and the Spelling tab. So here's where we can do things like turn off auto complete or turn off spell check. So if for some reason you don't want those features, this is where you go to turn them off. You can just click the check box to uncheck it, and then be sure to click on OK to save your preferences. In my case, I want to leave them on, but there's also some other settings we can change here. So let's look at auto complete. If for some reason those auto complete selections are annoying you, or you want to just reset them, you can do that by clicking on Manage. Now when you click on Manage, what you get is different categories of auto complete that you can change or manage. So let's go down to the example that I showed you and look at the things that auto complete our search field. So here I've got all of the terms that I've used and all of the terms that auto complete will pop up and suggest that I use every time I try to type in a text search. Now I can simply clear them all to get rid of them all. I can click on one and highlight it and then click the X box to get rid of it. And it will no longer show up as an auto complete term. Or I can click on the plus icon, and I can add my own search term to come up with new search terms that will auto complete when I'm using the text search function. I can also import these, or I can export these if I want to use these throughout my company. So that's how you can manage your auto complete list. I want to leave mine alone, so I'm going to click on cancel. Now let's take a look at spell check. Again, if I want to turn spell check off, I can do that here. I'd like to leave it on. I can change the color of that squiggly line that spell check places under my misspelled words. So if I use red for all of my text, maybe I want to pick a different color and say I want that squiggly line in spell check to be blue. I can change the active dictionary here and change it to another language, which can be very helpful. I can also add some custom words if I find a word that's not in the dictionary. It keeps telling me I'm misspelling it and I'm really not, so I've added the word Respirable here in my custom word dictionary. And you can make all kinds of changes here. This is where you find the settings for both auto complete and spell check, under the Preferences menu. When you're done making your changes, make sure you click on OK to save them. And now you know how you can manipulate these features that are built in and turned on by default here in BlueBeam Revu.