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How to Print Landscape PDF with Adobe Acrobat and its Best Alternative?

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Do you want to know how to print landscape PDF? You can easily do that with the help of different means. If your PDF document doesn't have the right orientation for easy reading, you can try to rotate it in landscape mode. But trying to rotate and keep in the right way might be a little frustrating. With free PDF programs, like Adobe Acrobat Reader, there are approaches you can use. However, making the change permanent might be a little challenging. Some paid options work the way you need.

Here is everything you need to know about print PDF landscape.

Print PDF Landscape, What Does This Mean?

You can change the orientation of the PDF page. This means you will be able to print a page in landscape or horizontal mode. You can change the orientation of the page whenever you want.

Any document, including instruction manuals, e-books, project reports, and other content which are mainly viewed over the screen and can be viewed vertically. This way, users can check the content on the screen without even zooming into the PDF page.

How to Print Landscape PDF with Adobe Acrobat?

In this section, we are going to tell you how to print PDFs in landscape mode using Adobe Acrobat. You can automatically or manually rotate the pages when you are printing. But remember only the orientation of the paper is going to change and not the orientation of the content.

Step 1 Automatically Rotating Pages for Printing

The 'Auto-Rotate and Center' option present in the 'Print' dialog box will select the page orientation automatically that matches the paper and the content the best. For instance, a spreadsheet can be printed horizontally, while a newsletter can be printed vertically. The Auto-Rotate and Center option can override the orientation you have chosen in the Page Setup.

Acrobat or Reader for Windows

Acrobat or Reader for Windows
  • Choose 'File' and then select 'Print'.
  • In its 'Page Handling' is the Print dialog box to ensure that 'Auto-Rotate and Center' are chosen. The option is chosen by default.
  • When you are done, click on 'OK' to print.

Reader or Acrobat for Mac OS

Reader or Acrobat for Mac OS
  • Click on the 'Printer' icon present in the toolbar.
  • In the 'Print' dialog box in the 'Page Handling' area, you have to ensure that 'Auto-Rotate and Center' is chosen.
  • When you are done, click on 'OK'.

Step 2 Manually Rotate Pages for Printing

You can manually rotate the pages on your Windows and iOS devices. This is what you have to do.

Reader or Acrobat 10.x for Windows

Reader or Acrobat 10.X for Windows
  • Select 'File' and then 'Print'.
  • Now, in the 'Page Handling' area of the 'Print' dialog box and deselect 'Auto-Rotate and Center'.
  • Click on the 'Page Setup' button present in the lower-left corner of the 'Print' dialog box.
  • Choose the new page orientation and click on 'OK'.
  • When you are done, click on 'OK' to print.

Reader or Acrobat 10.x for Mac OS

Reader or Acrobat 10.X for Mac OS
  • Click on the 'Printer' icon present in the toolbar.
  • In the 'Page Handling' are present on the 'Print' dialog box, you have to deselect 'Auto-Rotate and Center'.
  • Now, you have to click on the 'Page Setup' button present in the lower-left corner of the dialog box.
  • Choose the new orientation of the page and then click on 'OK'.
  • To print, you have to click on 'OK'.

How to Print Landscape in PDF by Adobe Alternative – PDFelement?

If you want to know how to change the orientation or how to print landscape in PDF, don't worry. In this section, you will be guided on how to use Wondershare PDFelement - PDF Editorto change the orientation of PDF files.

Drag and drop the document in the PDFelement and click on the 'Page' tab and click on the 'Rotate' button for rotating the Page directly. You can click the 'Page Boxes' button, select the 'Custom' option, and then you can set the page height and width as you have to change the page ratio. This way the page orientation can be changed from portrait to landscape or vice versa.

There are two ways to change the orientation using PDFelement using two methods.

Change Orientation of PDF with Page Right-Click

If you have a PDF document with a combination of portrait and landscape pages, you can use PDFelement, the PDF editor. It helps in changing the PDF page from portrait to landscape or vice versa through the rotate page and it will help in keeping the pages consistent in just three steps.

Step 1 Open a PDF File

Open a PDF File

Launch PDFelement and then open the PDF file you would like to edit. Just click on the 'Open files' option in the main interface and simply drag and drop the PDF file in the program window for opening it.

Step 2 Choose the 'Rotate Pages' Tool

Choose the 'Rotate Pages' Tool

After you open the PDF file and look for the PDF page you would like to work on, right-click on the page, and a menu bar appears. Then you have to click on the 'Rotate Pages' tool that will change the PDF's orientation.

Step 3 Change Orientation of PDF

Change Orientation of PDF

In the pop-up window, you can change the 'Page Range' and 'Orientation' as you need. After you set the right settings, hit the 'OK' button. In the page view, you will see that the PDF page orientation is changed to landscape as you have entered the height and width of the new page for expanding it.

Step 4 Change Orientation of PDF Using Page Tool

Change Orientation of PDF Using Page Tool

You can change the PDF's orientation directly with the 'Page' tool. Go over to 'Page' on the top menu, click on the PDF page you have to change orientation and select to change PDF orientation by clicking on the 'Rotate one or more PDF pages to the 'Left'. You can also choose the option 'Rotate one or more PDF pages to the 'Left' icon. This option will also change the orientation of the content.

PDF is surely the best choice when it comes to changing PDF pages to landscape from portrait. You can get the same features in Adobe Acrobat but PDFelement is easier to use as it has a simple interface.

How to Print PDF in Landscape Mode using PDFelement on Mac?

If you are unable to change PDF orientation on your Mac device, you can easily do so with PDFelement. Usually, when you try to change the PDF orientation on Mac, it prints half-page and the rest is cut out automatically.

Here's how you fix the PDF orientation issue.

Step 1 Import a PDF

Import a PDF

The first step is to import the PDF file to PDFelement. Now, click on the 'Open File' button or just tap on 'Open' after launching on the home screen.

Step 2 Change the Orientation of the PDF

Change the Orientation of the PDF

You can easily change the PDF orientation on Mac in PDFelement. Go over to the right side menu and click on the 'Organize Pages' icon given on the top-left. Thereafter, you will have to click on the 'Rotate' icon present on the top toolbar.

Step 3 Edit Your PDF Further

Edit Your PDF Further

Once you are done rotating the pages, you can replace the images or texts, and choose the text you would like to replace. For editing images and texts, you can click on the 'Text' button and make changes to the document directly.

If you want to annotate the PDF to remark certain content, just click on the 'Markup' button for getting annotation tools. You can highlight texts, insert comments, add signatures, add links, and do a lot more.

Step 4 Save the PDF after Changing the Orientation

Save the PDF after Changing the Orientation

The final step to working on your PDF files is to save them. You can either save all changes in the same file or just save them in a separate file. You have to click on 'File' and then choose the 'Save as' or 'Save' option.

Final Words

Adobe Acrobat can combine PDFs and do a lot more. With this, you can also work on the orientation of the PDF page. You can convert PDF's orientation from portrait to landscape. There are temporary and permanent options. It can alter the setup of all or part of the document.

But one of the best alternatives to Adobe Acrobat is PDFelement. It can do wonders when it comes to PDF, from editing to saving and reading to annotating. With the help of the tool, you will be able to add images or texts and remove an image or text that is already present. In case you find a part to be particularly important, you can simply highlight that part of the text or just add a sticky note on that point. Also, with PDFelement, you will easily be able to fill up PDF forms. In case you sign on different documents, you can manage and save different stamps and signatures for your file. So, with PDFelement, you can do so much more than change the orientation to landscape.

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