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how do I rotate pages with adobe dc reader?

New Here ,
Apr 02, 2016 Apr 02, 2016

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Community Expert , Dec 11, 2017 Dec 11, 2017

The free Reader does not allow you to modify PDF files. There is no way around that. Rotating a page permanently would require you to save the modified data back to the PDF file, and therefore does not work in Reader. Changing the view is something that happens only in your viewer, and nothing gets written back to the PDF document on our disk, and that's why this works in Reader as well. As was explained before this was never possible in Reader, so I don't understand why you claim that

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Apr 02, 2016 Apr 02, 2016

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how do I rotate pages in adobe reader DC?

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New Here ,
Jun 08, 2016 Jun 08, 2016

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Just noticed this view window above the primary choices on top of the pdf file- just click on View to rotate

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 22, 2017 Jan 22, 2017

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there is no rotate option under the View in the menu bar of Adobe Acrobat Reader DC

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LEGEND ,
Jan 22, 2017 Jan 22, 2017

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In Adobe Reader DC there is an option under View to rotate all page in the PDF clockwise or counter clockwise. There is no way to save this change in Reader.

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Acrobat is different in that one can rotate individual pages using the page navigation panel and selecting the pages to process. You can use the right mouse button to bring up the context menu with the rotation options. One needs to save the changes to make these changes permeant. Acrobat also has the option under View to rotate all pages in the PDF at one time just like Reader.

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 22, 2017 Jan 22, 2017

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I find a way around this.  Open Word 15. Create a text box.  Copy the PDF. Paste it into the Word text box.  on a handle on the box there is a rotate icon. Click that.  Wa la!  make that your new pdf via Words Print option

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Community Expert ,
Apr 02, 2016 Apr 02, 2016

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You can only rotate the (temporary) view of the pages in Reader, you can't rotate them permanently. For that you would need to purchase Acrobat.

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New Here ,
Jan 11, 2022 Jan 11, 2022

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That's interesting...My DC (free) version does not allow even temporary rotation (without saving). So Im expected to have a paid subscription to perform the most basic function?? This comes up every time I tap the rotate icon: Chris226122826cjj_0-1641956011968.png

 

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Community Expert ,
Jan 12, 2022 Jan 12, 2022

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You can do it via the View menu. Actually rotating the pages requires having the paid-for Acrobat, or the Edit PDF online service (also paid-for).

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Adobe Employee ,
Jan 12, 2022 Jan 12, 2022

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Hi Chris,

 

Thank you for reaching out.

 

Adding to the above suggestion.

As try67 mentioned, you can only rotate the view temporarily in Reader DC. Use the steps provided below:

1. Open the PDF and go to View > Rotate view.

2. Select Clockwise or Counterclockwise.

It will rotate the view of the file for the application.

 

Hope the information helps.

 

Thanks,

Meenakshi

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New Here ,
Aug 03, 2022 Aug 03, 2022

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Many thanks for your advise. Steps you provided have really worked for me.
The Adobe Reader interface seems to be counter-intuitive for this feature IMO...

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 24, 2022 Jan 24, 2022

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any help/answer on this 7-day trial issue? I am experiencing the same. 

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New Here ,
Jun 08, 2016 Jun 08, 2016

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The old version was easy to rotate pages when they had been scanned sideways.  There is no such command on the DC version just these choices

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Community Expert ,
Jun 08, 2016 Jun 08, 2016

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No version of Reader had the option of permanently rotating pages, just the (temporal) page view.

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 22, 2017 Jan 22, 2017

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really? Well, that's a bummer.  How can I rotate then, is there a way?  some plug in somewhere? Seems a simple and necessary part of a pdf.  I use that far more than editing a pdf.

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Community Expert ,
Jan 22, 2017 Jan 22, 2017

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No, there's no way of doing it in the free Reader.

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LEGEND ,
Jun 08, 2016 Jun 08, 2016

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You can modify the tool bar to include the page rotate as part of the page display tools in Reader DC.

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 22, 2017 Jan 22, 2017

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I don't understand where you are finding that drop down menu.  I can't find that.

Also, I just clicked on the Tools in AARDC and what a disorganized mess!  I can't read all those icons.  I doubt I'll even go back there ever again.

I have been using Mac since 1984. Why all these constant upgrades. I am about to toss it out the window, enough already!!

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LEGEND ,
Jan 22, 2017 Jan 22, 2017

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Open the pages navigation panel and click on the pages icon. Select one or more pages to rotate and use the right mouse click to bring up the context menu:

AcrobatRotatePage.jpg

Select the "Rotate Papges..." to open the pop-up window with your rotation options:

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Select the action to take and click the OK button.

With Acrobat X on the Tools panel has an Organize pages tool that includes the rotation tools and you can rotate individual pages or groups of pages but only 90 degrees right or left.

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New Here ,
Feb 02, 2022 Feb 02, 2022

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how can we get rid of this 7 days trial pop-up?

what are newer versions doing when hitting the "rotate" icon?

we are currently on 2021.007.20091 @Windows Server 2016

 

 

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Community Expert ,
Feb 02, 2022 Feb 02, 2022

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Use the View menu instead of the right-click menu.

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Feb 02, 2022 Feb 02, 2022

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can't get rid of it, have to use the menu, at least it is still working. 

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New Here ,
Dec 11, 2017 Dec 11, 2017

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You can right-mouse-click anywhere on the page and the "rotate clockwise" command will appear.  Click on that and the entire document will rotate.  But alas... like other posters have stated, it is temporary and you can't save or print the file in that configuration which is a bit infuriating.  I guess Adobe wants you to pay for those features now.

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Dec 11, 2017 Dec 11, 2017

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The free Reader does not allow you to modify PDF files. There is no way around that. Rotating a page permanently would require you to save the modified data back to the PDF file, and therefore does not work in Reader. Changing the view is something that happens only in your viewer, and nothing gets written back to the PDF document on our disk, and that's why this works in Reader as well. As was explained before this was never possible in Reader, so I don't understand why you claim that

"I guess Adobe wants you to pay for those features now"

You always had to pay for this feature, this is nothing new.

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New Here ,
Aug 30, 2021 Aug 30, 2021

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There is a simple way to permanenetly save a rotated Adobe Reader file. After rotating the view, save the file with a different file name. Then you can delete the original unrotated file and if you want, you can rename the new rotated file with the same name as th original unrotated file. Did it in less than a minute.

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