If you are trying to create a PDF Markup Summary and that utilizes hyperlinks to jump to markups on a PDF, and you also want that summary to be appended to the end of the file, ‘Append and Hyperlink to Current PDF’ is a great and easy to use tool. However, sometimes certain settings in Revu disable this option in the PDF markup summary dialogue box. If you’ve encountered this issue, it’s generally an easy fix. Here’s how to re-enable this option. In the examples below I am using the 64x version of Bluebeam Revu 2018 eXtreme edition.

You’ll find the ‘Append and Hyperlink to Current PDF’ setting by first opening up a PDF that is already marked up.

Open PDF from File Access in Bluebeam Revu 2019

Then open the Markups List by selecting the Markups button in the lower left hand corner.

Open PDF from File Access in Bluebeam Revu 2019

Now, navigate to the Markup Summary button and select it, which will open a drop down menu. Select ‘PDF Summary.` The PDF Markup Summary dialogue box will open.

Open PDF from File Access in Bluebeam Revu 2019

I have enabled the setting that grays out the ‘Append and Hyperlink to Current PDF’ to demonstrate how to re-enable it. To re-enable the setting, navigate down to ‘Options’ on the PDF Markups summary, and select it. The PDF Markups Summary options window will open.

Open PDF from File Access in Bluebeam Revu 2019

Now, uncheck ‘Include Absolute Hyperlinks,’ and select ‘OK.’

Open PDF from File Access in Bluebeam Revu 2019

The ‘Append and Hyperlink to current PDF’ option should now be enabled and ready for use.

Open PDF from File Access in Bluebeam Revu 2019

Additionally, if you have ‘Overwrite Existing File’ or ‘Create Multiple Reports Per Space’ checked, the ‘Append and Hyperlink to Current PDF’ will gray out.

Open PDF from File Access in Bluebeam Revu 2019

If this solution doesn’t re-enable the option, please leave a comment down below or reach out to us, and for more tips & tricks for Bluebeam Revu, use the opt-in below to subscribe to our blog!

5 Comments

  1. Raul Laureano

    It is important to note that the file must first be saved onto your desktop or working area as Bluebeam will not allow you to perform this function in a session. Once you save the file to your desktop, the “APPEND AND HYPERLINK TO CURRENT PDF” will then be enabled.

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    • Keoki

      Is there a specific process to save the file to your desktop? i have a pdf copy saved to my desktop and it still doesn’t work

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      • Lauren Hecker

        Hi Keoki,
        The PDF report should automatically save to the location specified in the Export To field of the Markups Summary window. One thing to keep aware of is that some Windows computers will default to saving documents to your OneDrive desktop, which is a cloud desktop that’s separate from your computer’s Desktop. Next time you create a Summary report, you might want to choose a new location to save it to so you’ll be able to access it as needed.

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  2. Kara Becker

    Hi – this still doesn’t work. Append and Hyperlink to current pdf is still disabled/grayed out.
    When selecting options – the Include Absolute Hyperlinks is not checked.
    I also saved the file on my desktop.

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    • Lauren Hecker

      Hi Kara,

      Are you working with the document in a Studio Session? Also, are there security settings set to the document? Both of these may effect the ability to append and hyperlink a Markups Summary report.
      I’m happy to look into this further for you, so please feel free to email me at lhecker@taradigm.com and we can discuss this further.

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