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How do I reverse the page order of a scanned document?

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Oct 27, 2016

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I have scanned a large volume of correspondence, in date order, starting with the oldest and finishing with the newest date. However, I need the finished file to have the newest dated correspondence at the beginning, instead of at the end. Is there an easy way to reverse the page order without invoking any scripts? I work in a large organization where every little change needs to be approved by an administrator.

I was thinking of doing the following -- extract every page as a separate document, then recombine them into one document with the order sorted whichever would product the result.

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You can print to "Adobe PDF" with reverse pages.

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How do I reverse the page order of a scanned document?

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I have scanned a large volume of correspondence, in date order, starting with the oldest and finishing with the newest date. However, I need the finished file to have the newest dated correspondence at the beginning, instead of at the end. Is there an easy way to reverse the page order without invoking any scripts? I work in a large organization where every little change needs to be approved by an administrator.

I was thinking of doing the following -- extract every page as a separate document, then recombine them into one document with the order sorted whichever would product the result.

Thanks!

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Correct answer by Bernd Alheit | Adobe Community Professional

You can print to "Adobe PDF" with reverse pages.

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As of now there is no such option option available. Although you can do this either scripting or Extract all once, rearrange and then combine. I have raised a feature request for you. Same will be consider in future once prioritized.

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Oct 28, 2016

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Thanks! I did the extract thing.

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You can print to "Adobe PDF" with reverse pages.

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Thank you. It's not for printing, but for viewing. Anyway, I did the workaround.

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Printing to "Adobe PDF" will create a new PDF file.

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Thank you! This worked perfectly!

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I tried the "print to PDF" option for a 127 page document (I was formatting a Flip-Over Book). It didn't work for me because my document was A5 size and it kept reformatting it to A4 while it printed to PDF.

      Even when the print dialogue box showed that it was going to print to the A5 size, it still printed the pdf to the A4 size. I tried to change the size in the paper settings but it did not show an A5. I tried to make a custom size using the A5 measurements and then it would only print to .ps format, which would not work for me because I was using southeast asian fonts.

I finally ended up using the extract and then rearrange method, which was a total pain because of the document size.

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Ahhh....dummy me, my problem was that once I extracted the files into individual files and then used the "combine files" option, I was reorganizing the files into reverse order manually (drag and drop). Once I found that I could right click on any file in the group and then used the "sort by" function and chose "reverse order", before combining the files, life became so much easier!

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This didn't work for me.  I got an error message saying "Saving a PDF when printing is not supported.  Instead, choose File > Save," which does not reverse the pages.  

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