Despite a few installation hassles, we found this suite of PDF tools easy to use and highly effective. Bluebeam Lite integrates seamlessly with Microsoft Office programs such as Word and Excel, appearing as a small toolbar that allows you to convert documents to PDF files or image formats such as GIF, BMP, and PNG. It also converts CAD files and provides quick access to Bluebeam Lite's FTP client, though you'll need to go to the Start menu to use the watermarking feature and the file-merging utility. With the included PDF Revu utility, you can view and rearrange PDF documents and mark them up with graphics, highlighting, and text. We encountered an installation error on one Windows 2000 test system, though not on other computers. Give Bluebeam Light a test run. We think most people will find it a credible, less expensive alternative to Adobe Acrobat.
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What's new in version 2015
|Sets 3.0 Sets, the feature that lets you view, access and navigate an unlimited number of files as a single document in a single tab, just got a whole lot "setsier." Files within a Set can now be automatically organized by categories based on preconfigured or custom templates. Carry over markups, hyperlinks, Spaces and other data to file revisions with automatic slip-sheeting options. Simplify the way you work with PDFs. Batch Slip Sheet (eXtreme only) Your current slip-sheeting method has officially been revised. Keep complex file sets up to date by automatically appending, prepending or replacing existing page content with new file revisions. Batch Slip Sheet matches revisions with their corresponding current sheets and carries over all markups, hyperlinks, Spaces and bookmarks -- all while stamping superseded files. Batch Overlay Simplify the process of overlay comparisons, which assigns different colors to each page to visually display differences between multiple pairs of files. New setup options auto-match files by pulling from file name, page label or page region. Sit back, relax and enjoy that cup of coffee. Batch Compare Documents Enhancements Speed up your current document comparison procedure. Your favorite Compare Documents feature which automatically scales, rotates, aligns and highlights all differences between multiple drawing revisions now also includes auto-matching functions. Cloud+ Cloud+ combines the convenience of clouds and the clarity of callouts into a single tool. Customize the appearance properties for both components independently, and use markup Actions to add hyperlinks to text. Now that's what we call a perfect marriage. Spaces Enhancements Maximize your Spaces. Sort and report on markups based on the user-defined zone they reside in. Copy and paste Spaces across other pages and files, create area measurement markups directly from Spaces, and add hyperlinks to Spaces placed in the document. Dynamic Tool Set Scaler Eliminate the need to manually rescale your tool sets over and over again...and again. Markups can now automatically resize precisely and proportionately when used on documents with different scales or viewports. Grouped markups can also resize proportionally, regardless of scale setting. Sketch Tools The most requested markup feature of all time has arrived! Sketch Tools allow you to quickly create Polygon, Polyline, Rectangle and Ellipse markups based on a PDF's calibrated scale. A convenient display provides real-time length and angle feedback as you sketch details with your mouse, or enter precise dimensions with your keyboard. You're welcome. Capture 2.0 The power of video is now at your fingertips. Capture and embed photos and videos into markups using Revu's Camera tool, as well as image files saved on a local or network drive. Scroll through images and play back videos directly from each markup's Capture viewer. Markups containing Capture media can even be seen in the Markups list and exported as a PDF Summary, which is now enhanced to display images more prominently and support embedded photos and videos as attachments. Digital Signature Enhancements Conveniently view the status of all digital signatures and certificates within the new Digital Signatures tab. This includes invisible signatures from services such as DocuSign or digital IDs with embedded timestamps, which meet the requirement for PAdes LTV support. Now, that's legit. Microsoft Office Export Enhancements Transform scanned PDFs in Revu into Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents that contain editable text. Don't want to export the whole enchilada? Select specific page regions to output, such as a section of table columns and rows from a PDF into an Excel spreadsheet. Studio Enhancements Take charge of your collaborations. Share Project files with colleagues, even if they don't have a Studio account, using the new password-protected Studio File Link feature. Schedule Session expiration dates, and set Project permissions on a per folder basis. Want to update a Project file that you're working on in a Session? Now you can check in revisions while you collaborate in real time, and maintain a history of activity as you go.|
|Publisher web site||http://www.bluebeam.com|
|Release Date||February 03, 2015|
|Date Added||February 05, 2015|
|Category||Graphic Design Software|
|Operating Systems||Windows XP/Vista/7/8|
|Downloads Last Week||43|
|License Model||Free to try|