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Rotate Shape in Adobe Acrobat Pro

Explorer ,
Nov 16, 2023 Nov 16, 2023

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Hello all! I am trying to figure out if it is possible to rotate a shape once you have added it into a PDF. I am currently adding the rectangle shape but it needs to to be rotated. Is that possible? 

 

Thanks in advanced.

 

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Nov 16, 2023 Nov 16, 2023

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Hi, @Thomas33346017q11r, If you are in Edit mode and click on the rectangle, a handle should appear on one of the sides. (I just grabbed a PDF with a cartoon in it for demonstrating.)

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 If you mouse-down on that handle and pull or push on it, the entire object will rotate around its center.

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All you will see (at first) is a ghost of the outline. Once you let go, the rectangle will follow.

 

HOWEVER, please be aware that Acrobat will not know about wrapping around any object that gets in the way of its text. There is no easy solution for this other than to do this in the original application that you created the document add the rectangle there, and THEN create the PDF. 

Always keep in mind that Acrobat is NOT a page layout application or a word processing application.

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Explorer ,
Nov 16, 2023 Nov 16, 2023

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I can rotate an image. If you have a pdf open and you chose edit to add a rectangle or circle or polygon, it's that item I want to rotate. Anyway to do so? 

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Nov 17, 2023 Nov 17, 2023

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Explorer ,
Nov 17, 2023 Nov 17, 2023

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I attatched a photo so you can see more specifically what I am talking about. I cannot rotate the shape I added to my pdf. Also my object section is always greyed out. Is it possible to rotate the shape after I add it?

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Community Expert ,
Nov 17, 2023 Nov 17, 2023

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Your rectangles appear to be annotations (comments) which cannot be rotated, you can convert them to page content using a preflight profile, then you can rotate them. Tools> Print production> Preflight.

Another option would be to place your pdf into InDesign or Illustrator and add the shapes there, where you would have better control over the opacity and effects, then export to a new pdf.

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Explorer ,
Nov 21, 2023 Nov 21, 2023

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I have flattened annotions like youve shown above but still am unable to rotate.  Once i click "fix" at bottom it changes my annotions into shapes that i can make bigger or smaller but not rotate. Am i missing something?

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Community Expert ,
Nov 21, 2023 Nov 21, 2023

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The rotate handle is a little hard to find, does Gary's screen shot help? Can you upload a sample page so we can try it? (use the gray button below).

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Participant ,
Jan 26, 2024 Jan 26, 2024

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Hi, I've never heard of "Edit mode"?  I'm guessing we get into that mode by selecting Edit from th tiny top menu, then clicking Edit PDF. If so , will it allow me to rotate a text box or the text in a text box?  In Acrobat Pro, you could just right click on the text box and the contextual help menu would show an option to Rotate. I can't figure out how to do that in DC.  Would appreciate if anyone could help me.

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Jan 26, 2024 Jan 26, 2024

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You are correct, In Acrobat, you can go to Tools> Edit a pdf> select the object you want to edit, click and hold on the small blue circle to rotate the object from the center, or, click and hold on any of the other circles to rotate the object around that point. If you have a specific question, you should probably ask a new question on this forum.

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