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Some PDF pages may be scanned up side down or rotated, so you need to rotate PDF pages to the normal direction. We will introduce a great PDF tool- PDFelement in this article to help you learn how to rotate a PDF and how to save rotated PDF. You can either choose to rotate one page in PDF or rotate all pages in PDF at the same time using the following five effective methods. It supports to rotate PDF in Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista and XP.

How to Rotate a PDF

Step 1. Load PDF

After launching PDFelement, you can drag and drop a PDF document in the program window to open directly. Or you can click the "Open File..." button in the window to browse a PDF document in your local folder to import.

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Step 2. Rotate PDF

Method 1: Rotate PDF by Thumbnail

After opening the PDF document, please click the "Thumbnail" menu to display it. If you only want to rotate one page in PDF, please right-click that page in thumbnail to choose "Rotate Page", then select the direction as you want to rotate this page.

If you want to rotate all pages in PDF, you can click the first page in Thumbnail, then hold the "Ctrl+Shift" keys and scroll the slider to bottom to click the last page, in this way all the pages will be selected at the same time. Then you can right-click the selected page to choose "Rotate Page" option.

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After right-clicking the selected one page or multiple pages, please choose "Rotate Page" option, you wil get a pop-up window, you can select the direction as you want first, then select the page range to rotate individual pages in PDF or rotate all pages in PDF as you like.

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Method 2: Rotate PDF by Page Right-click

After opening the PDF document, right-click any position on the page to choose "Rotate Page" option, you can also set the page ranges as you need.

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Method 3: Rotate PDF by Page Menu

After loading the PDF file, go to the "Page" tab, then click a single page to choose or hold the "Ctrl" key to select multiple pages at the same time, then choose the option of "Rotate to left" or "Rotate to right" to rotate the selected page(s). This is another method about how to rotate one page in PDF and how to rotate all pages in PDF.

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Method 4: Rotate PDF by Hotkeys

When you read this PDF document in PDFelement program, you can press "Alt" key, then you will get all the hotkeys for the ribbon bar, press "G" in your keyboard to continue, press "T+L" or "T+R" keys to rotate the current selected page to left or right.

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Method 5: Rotate PDF by Shortcut (coming soon)

This method is about how to use shortcut to rotate PDF. While viewing a PDF document, press the "Ctrl+Shift+L" keys or "Ctrl+Shift+R" keys to rotate the current page to left or right directly.

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Step 3. Edit PDF Rotate Pages (Optional)

After rotating pages as you want, you may also need to edit the content of the PDF document. And PDFelement enables you either to edit PDF text or edit PDF images easily.

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Sometimes, you may need to do the PDF rotate and merge work, you can choose to either rotate pages to one same direction first, then merge them into one document, or choose to merge multiple PDF documents into one PDF document, then rotate this PDF to have all the pages in the same direction. Learn more about how to merge PDF documents.

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Step 4. Save Rotated PDF

After rotating, editing or merging, you can go to the "File" tab to select the "Save As" button to save it to be a new PDF document, this is about how to save rotated pdf.

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Rotating PDFs is just one function that PDFelement helps accomplish. It has a host of features that combine to create the perfect experience for users working with PDFs on a regular basis.

  • All editing features available with a Word processor. You can easily make changes on the texts, images and pages in a PDF. Check here about how to rotate page in word.
  • OCR feature ideally converts scanned images into fully editable PDFs allowing users to edit and extract the content.
  • Easily fill out PDF forms or create highly-customized forms including check boxes and text fields.
  • Convert PDF from or to other popular document formats while retaining 100% original quality and layout.

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Published: Nov 02,2017 18:14 pm / Updated: May 11,2018 9:58 am

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