In addition to turning toolbars on and off in Bluebeam Revu and moving them to different places on the screen, you can customize the icons that appear in each toolbar and change the icon's placement within each toolbar. Jim shows you how in this video.
- [Jim] Hello, you're watching Bluebeam tips and tricks and I'm Jim Rogers. This week, I wanna talk about one more way you can customize the interface here in Bluebeam Revu to make the program work the way you want it to work. In other episodes I've talked about the toolbars and the icons contained in these toolbars and I've shown you how to turn toolbars on and off and how to move them around to different parts of the screen. You notice I've got toolbars all over my screen I've got 'em here on the right, I've got 'em on the left, I've got my properties toolbar on the top, my navigation toolbar here on the bottom, and what I wanna do now is show you how to customize these toolbars.
So in other words, instead of just turning on another toolbar, or turning a toolbar off, I can actually customize each one of these toolbars and change the icons that are shown within them. So to do that, let's go ahead and take this markup toolbar, this is called the text toolbar or text markup toolbar. And the quickest way too customize a toolbar is to take your cursor, hover over that toolbar, don't left click it like you normally would to select a tool but instead, right click it.
When you do that, you're gonna get this menu that opens up and you're gonna go all the way to the bottom to customize. Select customize, and you'll get a dialog box that opens up and you'll see here under items that there's a check mark next to each one of the items currently showing in this text markup toolbar. So you can do things like say well I use the cloud plus tool a lot, but I don't ever use the cloud tool, so I want to turn it off and make more room.
To do that, just deselect it. Click that box so the check mark disappears, click on ok and you'll notice that that cloud tool is now gone. So let's take a look again, let's go ahead and right click the toolbar, select customize. Again, if I want to put it back, I can just check the cloud button and click on ok and my tool's right back where it used to be. Now the other thing that you can do when you customize toolbars is instead of just turning icons on and off like I just showed you, you can actually add icons to a toolbar that normally don't exist in that toolbar.
You bring them over from another toolbar. So let's take a look down here in our navigation toolbar which is a toolbar that I find really handy anytime I'm using documents that have more than one page. Let's me go forward and backwards through my document. But let's say I want to customize this navigation toolbar. Again, I just hover anywhere over the navigation toolbar and right click to get that menu and select customize.
Once again, you'll see that this over here in items, this list contains a check mark next to each one of the items currently showing in this toolbar, like pan, select, select text, zoom, et cetera. So I wanna go ahead and scroll through here and do a few customizations, I wanna get rid of- I wanna leave first page, previous page, next page, last page, but I want to get rid of previous view and next view because I don't use those very often. And then I also want to add an icon here for the undo and redo button, now you notice they don't appear here in this list of items because they're not normally shown or included in the navigation toolbar, but I can make them be there by simply going up here and finding the toolbar that does normally contain the undo and the redo buttons.
So I find these really handy because sometimes I put markups on a drawing that I decide I don't want there, and instead of deleting them I want to just be able to click undo. So let's find those. If I use the drop down menu, I happen to know that those tools are typically located in the edit toolbar so if I select edit, and scroll through here, here's my redo and here's my undo tool button. The way that I add them to my navigation toolbar is I'll start with undo, I just click once to highlight it and then I come to this arrow that says add command when I hover it, clicking it once adds that undo button.
Now let's go ahead and go to redo. Click it once to highlight, click on ad command and you'll see I've added the redo button here in this toolbar. Now I can also choose to change where these are located within the toolbar itself, by just highlighting them and then clicking on move up or move down. But this is where I want them to be so I'm going to go ahead and click on ok. And there just like that I have added the undo and the redo buttons have in my navigation toolbar.
Remember Bluebeam Revu has lots of tools and features. Look through them, find the ones that you want and go ahead and customize your toolbar and your screen. Customizing these toolbars is just one more way that you can quickly access the features you use the most to make Bluebeam work the way you work so you can be more productive.