How to rotate your PDF in your reader

PDF documents are certainly convenient and easy to view on any device but sometimes, the page gets accidentally laid out sideways or perhaps the scanner automatically puts it in a different orientation. When this happens, all you need to do is to rotate the pages. This can be done in two ways – online with a PDF tool or offline, with your reader. Don’t worry, both ways are free!

Rotating with your reader

Almost all of the PDF readers nowadays feature page rotation. Even your browser can rotate your PDF page in an instant. But do keep in mind that when you rotate your PDF page this way, this is non-permanent, meaning when you open the PDF file again, you will still see it sideways or upsidedown. Rotation is only done upon viewed and can be useful for readers who wants to see the files in a different angle but don’t want to change it for the author. Editors are often the ones using this method and it can easily be done in two or three steps. Here is how you rotate PDF pages with different readers:

1. Using the browser

Most people with no permanent PDF reader can use browsers like Chrome, Edge or Firefox to open and view PDF files. That is one benefit of using PDF. To fix a PDF page, you need to do the following:

Step one: Open the PDF in your browser

Step two: Click the rotate button on your browser. This button can be different for every browser (see detailed image screenshot).




2. Using your Adobe Acrobat Reader

Adobe Acrobat reader is free to use by anyone and can be downloaded online. The free version is restricted to certain features but luckily, view rotation is one of the free features you can do. However, just like browsers, it is not a permanent solution and is only a quick fix. Here’s how it’s done:

Step one: Open your PDF using Adobe Acrobat.

Step two: Right-click on the page you want to rotate then click “rotate clockwise.”


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