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How to Rotate a PDF in Mac/Windows PC

How to rotate a PDF? This article guides you through the whole process of rotating PDF files in Mac OS X Mountain Lion.

Emily Xiao
Posted by Emily Xiao | @Emily Xiao | Category: PDF Editing Tips
Published: May 21,2015 10:31 am / Updated: Jun 18,2015 19:09 pm

Ready to rotate PDF from an upside down to the right direction, but do not know how? It is quite annoying, right? Sometimes, after we save graphics or important files into PDF and is ready to submit, only to find 1 or 2 pages of the PDF is not in the right direction. In cases like this, you need to rotate PDF to the right direction. In this article, two parts are included to explain how to rotate PDF in Windows/Mac OS X:


  1. Part 01: How to rotate PDF in MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, and iMac
  2. Part 02: How to rotate PDF in Windows7/XP/Vista based PC

Part 01:  How to rotate PDF in Mac OS X (Yosemite Included)

Step 1: Download and install Wondershare PDFelement 

Click the download link to download Wondershare PDFelement for Mac installation package. After you get the .dmg file, install it on your Mac. Wondershare PDFelement for Mac is a professional PDF editing tool, which allows user to rotate a PDF in Mac quickly and easily.

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Step 2: Open PDF and Rotate PDF in Mac OS X Yosemite/Mavericks

Open the PDF and then click Pages -> Rotate page, then the Rotate Pages popup window would come out.

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Step 3: Rotate PDF According to Your Needs

Choose the rotate direction and page range you need to rotate. Then click OK to confirm it, the selected page(s) will rotate accordingly.

  • Direction: 3 options for you, 90°, -90°, 180°.
  • Page Range: Choose the pages you would like rotate, current page, all pages, even pages, odd pages or any specific pages.
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Part 02: How to rotate PDF in Windows 8/7/XP/Vista

Step 1: Download Wondershare PDFelement

To rotate PDF pages in Windows PC, please download and install Wondershare PDFelement, a professional PDF tool that was designed for users to manipulate PDF hassle freely.

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Step 2: Rotate PDF page in Windows PC

Go the Page menu and click Rotate. When you do this, a dialogue box will pop up, asking you select the direction to rotate the PDF: clockwise 90 degrees, counter clockwise 90 degrees or 180 degrees. Select the one you need and decide which page you are going to apply this rotation to: All, Current Page(s), Pages range, and so on.

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That's all about how to rotate PDF in both Windows and Mac, acutally we have a lot of other ways to rotate PDF pages, but we thought it could be easiest and convenient way to do this. Please download the preferred version to try it out to rotate PDF pages yourselves.

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