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How to Change Orientation of PDF

2020-09-09 17:57:18 • 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 guides you through 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 Custom option, 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 Box Tool

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

Step 1. Open a PDF

Launch PDFelement and open the PDF file you want to edit. Click on the "Open File..." 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 "Page Box" Tool

Go to the "Page" tab and click on the "Page Boxes" button. In the dialog box that pops up, go to the "Chang Page Size" section, and choose the "Custom" option. You can also go to the "Unit" section to choose Inches, Millimeters or Centimeters as the unit that you'd like to use. Select all pages or a specific range of pages to change the page orientation within your PDF document.

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For example, if you want to change the orientation of a PDF page from portrait to landscape without changing the content, you'll need to expand the size of the page.

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Step 3. Change the Orientation of PDF

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 landscape since you entered the width and height of the new page to expand it.

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Change Orientation of PDF with Rotation Tool

You can also change orientation of a PDF page directly by rotating PDF pages. 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 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

Many documents, including eBooks, instructional manuals for software and hardware, project reports, or anything else that is mainly intended to be viewed on screen, are usually only available in vertical or portrait orientation. This way, users can see all content on the screen without zooming into the PDF page.

PDF documents are mainly generated from Word documents or other file types like InDesign, where pages are almost always set up 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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