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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.

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Posted by Emily Xiao | @Emily Xiao | Category: PDF Editing Tips
Published: May 21,2015 10:31 am / Updated: May 21,2015 10:59 am

Ready to rotate an upside down PDF 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:


  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 Mountain Lion

Step 1: Download and install Wondershare PDF Editor 

Click the download link to download Wondershare PDFelement for Mac installation package. After you get the .dmg file, install it on your Mac. Wondershare PDF Editor 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 customize the toolbar

Click the quick start icon on the desktop to launch Wondershare PDF Editor for Mac. When you launch it, a pop-up will remind you of opening a PDF file. Just browse your computer to select a PDF file to open. And then click the Customize icon on the toolbar to reveal the hidden tools. Drag and drop "Rotate Left" and "Rotate Right" tools to the toolbar directly.

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Step 3: Rotate PDF in Mac OS X Lion/Mountain Lion

Switch the PDF page you desire to rotate to the current page. And then click the "Rotate Left" or "Rotate Right" tool to rotate the PDF file on your Mac. This is how to rotate PDF pages in Mac.

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Part 02: How to rotate PDF in Windows7/XP/Vista

Step 1: Download Wondershare PDF Editor

To rotate a PDF 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 Pages 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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Step 3: Rotate PDF in Mac OS X Lion/Mountain Lion

Switch the PDF page you desire to rotate to the current page. And then click the "Rotate Left" or "Rotate Right" tool to rotate the PDF file on your Mac. This is how to rotate PDF pages in Mac.

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