Rotate from Portrait to Landscape

Community Beginner ,
Apr 03, 2021 Apr 03, 2021

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I am able to rotate the page from portrait to landscape however the form fields stay in the portrait orientation. If I rotate them from their properties dialog the writing direction changes but not the field dimensions. 

 

Is there an easy method to rotate all the fields from a portrait orientation to a landscape?

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Apr 04, 2021 Apr 04, 2021

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I tried rotating a page and the fields were rotated alongside with it just fine...

Original page:

 

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Rotated page:

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Is this not what you're experiencing? If not, how are you rotating it, exactly?

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Apr 04, 2021 Apr 04, 2021

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Sorry, your right that is what occurs.  What I was hoping find is a quick way of selecting ALL the fields on the landscape page and rotate them so they are correctly orientated.  At present, I have to do it on an individual field basis.  Any suggestions?

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Apr 04, 2021 Apr 04, 2021

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If you mean rotate the page but keep all the fields in the original orientation then no, there's no easy way of doing that.

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Apr 04, 2021 Apr 04, 2021

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That's a shame.  I guess one needs to commit to a landscape or portrait page dimension before designing the form. 

 

So here is probably a daft question then, can I widen and shorten an A4 portrait page (background?) such that if fits an A4 landscape page thus maintaining the text field orientation?

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Apr 04, 2021 Apr 04, 2021

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The problem is that the fields match the user-space coordinates of the page, and those don't change when you rotate it. If you start from a true A4 page in the Portrait orientation, instead of rotating a Landscape page, then it would work fine. You can do that, for example, by re-creating the file with the right page coordinates, and then copying the fields over into it from the old version.

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Nice work around. I created a new PDF from a landscape-page Word file then copy and pasted the fields from the portrait-paged PDF to the new landscape-paged PDF.  Then inserted the landscape-page PDF into the portrait-page PDF.  Worked well.

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