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How to Change Orientation of PDF

2021-01-21 17:50:21 • Filed to: How-To • Proven solutions

Trying to find out how to change a PDF page orientation from Landscape to Portrait? Not to worry - we've got you converted. This article will guide you on how to use PDFelement to change orientation of PDF files easily in two common scenarios.

Drag and drop a PDF document into PDFelement, click the Page tab, and click the Rotate button to rotate the Page directly. Or you can click the Page Boxes button, choose the Custom option, and then you can set the page width and height as you need to change the page ratio. In this way, the page orientation can be changed from landscape to portrait or vice versa.

Change Orientation of PDF with Page Right-click

If you get a PDF document with a mix of landscape and portrait pages, you can use a PDF editor like PDFelement. It can help you change the PDF page from portrait to landscape or vice versa through the rotate PDF page tool, helping you keep all pages consistent in three simple steps!

Step 1. Open a PDF File

Launch PDFelement and open the PDF file you want to edit. Click on the "Open files" button in the main interface or drag and drop the PDF file into the program window to open it.

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Step 2. Select "Rotate Pages" Tool

After opening a PDF file, find the PDF page you want to change orientation, right-click the page, and a menu bar will appear, click the "Rotate Pages" tool to help you change the orientation of the PDF.

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Step 3. Change Orientation of PDF

On the pop-up window, you can change "Orientation" and "Page Range" as you need. After setting all the appropriate settings, hit the "OK" button. In the page view, you'll see that the PDF page orientation has been changed to the landscape since you entered the width and height of the new page to expand it.

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Change Orientation of PDF with Page Tool

You can also change the orientation of a PDF page directly with the Page tool. Go to "Page" on the top menu, click the PDF page you need to change orientation, then choose to change PDF orientation by clicking the "Rotate one or more PDF pages to the left" or "Rotate one or more PDF pages to the left" icon. In this case, the orientation of the content in the PDF document will be changed as well.

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Video on How to Change Page Orientation of PDF

PDFelement is the best tool for changing PDF pages from portrait to landscape or vice versa. You can get the same full features as programs like Adobe Acrobat DC at a much-reduced cost. Unlike other PDF editors, PDFelement has a simple interface, so you can learn how to use it within a few minutes.


Tips: Why Portrait Orientation is Preferred over Landscape for PDF Pages

Any document, including e-books, instruction manuals on software and hardware, project reports or other content that is mainly viewed on the screen, can usually be viewed vertically or vertically. This way, users can see all content on the screen without zooming into the PDF page.

PDF documents are mainly generated by Word documents or other file types, such as InDesign, where the pages are almost always set in portrait orientation. Lastly, it has become a common habit for people to read files in portrait orientation rather than landscape orientation because it is easier to read. If you'd also like to know how to change the page orientation of word documents, you can find the solution here.

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