If you choose to create a PDF markup summary, you can customize the summary to your exact needs. One option available while creating a PDF summary is ‘Append and Hyperlink to the Current PDF’. Choosing this will hyperlink and append the summary to the original marked up document. This allows users to use the summary to jump to the original markups on the page for quick reference.
However, sometimes this option is unavailable in the PDF Markup Summary dialogue box. If you find that the ‘Append and Hyperlink to the Current PDF’ option is grayed out, there is generally an easy fix.
In this article, we will cover how to re-enable the append and hyperlink option if it is unavailable. The following examples are from Bluebeam Revu 2018, but the process will be the same for all versions of Revu.
To start with, you will want to open a marked up PDF. Because you will be creating a Markup List summary, you will need to have at least one markup on the page.
I’ll open up one of my recently edited documents using the Recents section within the File Access panel.
From the Markup Summary dropdown, select PDF Summary. The PDF Markup Summary dialogue box will open.
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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.
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
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we can discuss this further.