How to Rotate a PDF

August 3, 2020
4 min.

To rotate a page in a PDF, follow these steps:

  1. DownloadDownload and run Movavi PDF Editor.
  2. Click Open File to add a PDF.
  3. Select the page you want to rotate and right-click it.
  4. Click Rotate Left or Rotate Right to rotate the page through 90 degrees.
  5. Click Rotate 180° to turn it upside down.

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How to rotate PDF files with Movavi PDF Editor

How to Rotate PDF Pages

Sometimes you need to rotate a page or image in a PDF document, for example, when you take a vertical photo with your camera, and the photo is displayed in a horizontal orientation. Or you scan a landscape-oriented spreadsheet and it appears in portrait orientation. If you are looking for a way to rotate images or pages in PDF files, use Movavi PDF Editor.

Movavi PDF Editor is a safe alternative to rotating a PDF online. This fast and easy tool lets you rotate images or PDF files with no risk of piracy or unauthorized copying, access, use, or distribution of your personal data.

Get Movavi PDF Editor and execute your PDF rotation option in a couple of clicks.

How to Rotate a PDF Page with the Right Mouse Button

If you want to rotate just one page in a PDF file, you can do this directly in the Preview panel.

  • Step 1. Download Movavi PDF Editor

    Download the distribution file. Double-click on the downloaded file and follow the instructions to install it.

  • Step 2. Add Files

    Start the program, click Open File, and choose the file containing the page you want to process. Alternatively, you can drag and drop the file into the area indicated.

  • Step 3. Rotate a Specific Page or Image

    If you need to rotate a single PDF page or image, click on it with the right mouse button and select Rotate Left or Rotate Right from the context menu. The page or image will be rotated through 90 degrees to the left or to the right. If you want to turn the page or image upside down, select Rotate 180°.

  • Step 4. Save the Revised File

    To save the edited file as a new file on your computer, click File on the menu bar and select Save As. If you want to save the edits in the source file, click File on the menu bar and select Save.

How to Rotate a PDF and Save It Using Keyboard Shortcuts & the Context Menu

You can also turn several PDF pages to a different angle at once.

  • Step 1. Get the App

    To start working with the PDF Editor, download and install the application.

  • Step 2. Open the Target PDF File

    Launch the program and add the file you need to edit using the Open File button.

  • Step 3. Set the Page Range to Be Rotated

    If the pages appear consecutively, press and hold the Shift key (Cmd key if you’re using a Mac) and select them by clicking on the first and the last one. If the pages aren’t consecutive, press and hold the Ctrl key and select the appropriate pages by clicking on each one. The selected pages will be highlighted in blue. Click on them with the right mouse button and select the appropriate rotation option.

  • Step 4. Rotate the PDF and Save Your Changes

    To save the new PDF file, click File on the menu bar and select Save As.

How to Permanently Rotate PDF Pages Using the Manage Pages Mode

You can also turn a PDF page to a different angle using the Manage Pages mode.

  • Step 1. Download the Software

    First, download and install Movavi PDF Editor from the official website.

  • Step 2. Open Your PDF

    Launch the program on your computer. To open a PDF file for editing, hit the Open File button in the middle of the window. Once the file is open, go to the Manage Pages mode.

  • Step 3. Make Edits and Submit Them

    To specify a range of pages you want to rotate in a PDF, use the shortcuts as described below. To save files, use the Save or Save As commands on the File menu.

Tired of unstable online services with a limited number of operations? Try Movavi PDF Editor! This simple and secure tool lets you rotate all or selected pages in a PDF document fast and without any limitations.

How to Rotate PDF Online

To rotate a PDF without downloading software, use PDFChef. It’s a free web-based app that lets you rotate files right in your browser.

  • Step 1. Go to the Website

    To rotate your PDFs online, first, go to the PDFChef website using the link below:
    Free PDF Rotator

  • Step 2. Upload a File

    To upload a PDF file, click Choose Files or drag and drop the file into the workspace.

  • Step 3. Rotate and Save the File

    Click Rotate left or Rotate right. The page will be rotated through 90 degrees to the left or to the right.

    To save the resulting PDF as a new file, click Save and download.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Go to the Online PDF Editor Website
Go to the PDFChef website

2. Add the PDF
Click Choose Files and select the PDF you want to rotate.

3. Rotate the Pages
Click Rotate Left or Rotate Right – the page will be rotated through 90 degrees.

4. Save the PDF
Click the Save and download button. The file will be downloaded to your computer.

1. Open the Scanned PDF in Movavi PDF Editor
Go to the Movavi PDF Editor product page

2. Select and Rotate the Page
Click on the page you want to rotate. Then click on it with the right mouse button and select the appropriate rotation option. To rotate the page through 90 degrees, click Rotate Left or Rotate Right. To rotate in through 108 degrees, click Rotate 180°.

3. Save the PDF
Click File on the menu bar and select Save As.

There are two ways to rotate a PDF on a Mac. Choose the one that works best for you.

1. Open the PDF in Movavi PDF Editor

2. Select the Pages
Once the file is open, go to the Manage Pages mode. To select all pages, press and hold Shift (Cmd for Mac) and click on the first and the last pages.

3. Сhange the Orientation of the PDF
To change PDF pages from portrait orientation to landscape orientation, rotate them through 90 degrees. To do that, click Rotate in the right-hand pane and the pages will be rotated 90 degrees clockwise. Click Rotate twice to rotate the pages through 180° or three times to rotate them 90 degrees counterclockwise.

4. Save the PDF
Click File on the menu bar and select Save As.

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