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Many people prefer to save files as PDF because it is convenient to transfer and print. However, when most of the pages are vertical, we should adjust the horizontal pages. In this essay, we will talk about how to rotate a PDF.

Part 1: How to Rotate a PDF?
how to rotate a pdf
How to rotate a PDF easily? We should draw support from the professional PDF editor. Next, we will introduce some PDF editors to you.

1. Use Renee PDF Aide

What is Renee PDF Aide?
Renee PDF Aide is the software that supports to edit PDF and convert PDF. With utilization of the advanced OCR (Optical Character Recognition) technology, it can convert PDF to Word/Excel/PowerPoint/Image/HTML/TXT and the other common formats. You can designate the specific pages to be converted at the speed of 80 pages/min. Besides, it can repair the damaged PDF files, compress PDF files to shorten the loading time, merge several files into one and rotate the file position. En/decryption and watermark are allowed to add for PDF files, too.
What’s more, Renee PDF Aide supports English/French/German/Spanish/Portuguese/Chinese/Korean/Japanese. Under the mode of OCR, it can greatly improve the accuracy of character recognition. Even though you are a new user, you can use this software easily.
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How to rotate a PDF with Renee PDF Aide?
There are two functions in Renee PDF Aide, PDF editor and PDF converter. Next, we will show you how to use the converter to rotate a PDF.
Step 1: Download and install Renee PDF Aide. Then, open the software and get into [PDF Tools].
select pdf tools in renee pdf converter
Step 2: Click on [Add Files] to select the target PDF file. Then, select [Rotate] at the top menu. Next, adjust the angle, or select the preset angle 90/180/270 degree. In addition, select to rotate all or some of the pages if necessary.
rotate pdf page with PDF Aide
Instruction of each tool:
Repair: Fix the broken PDF file or the file that cannot be opened
Optimize: Compress large PDF file
Split: Split a PDF file into small files
Merge: Merge several PDF files into one, or merge the selected pages
Rotate: Adjust a PDF file at different angles
En/Decrypt: Lock and unlock PDF files
Watermark: Add overlay watermark or background to PDF files
Image→PDF: Merge one or more images into PDF files
Step 3: Finally, click on [Convert] to output the PDF file.
how to rotate a pdf with renee pdf aide
This method is applied to the public PDF file. If you want to rotate an encrypted PDF file, you should use Renee PDF Aide to decrypt the file beforehand.
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2. Use Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge is the browser built in Windows. But it is known and used by few people. In fact, it is a well PDF editor to rotate PDF.
Step 1: Navigate to the target PDF file. Right click at the file and select [Open with] – [Microsoft Edge].
Step 2: Click at the rotation button at the top menu. Then, the page will be rotated.
Note: Microsoft Edge can merely rotate PDF to view, but it cannot save the modified file.

3. Use Adobe Acrobat Pro

Adobe Acrobat Pro is the PDF editing software developed by Adobe. The software supports to convert the formats between PDF and Excel and Word. It can also edit the PDF files, such as adding marks. Besides, you can share, manage, compress, print, encrypt and search text within the software. Next, we will show you how to rotate a PDF with Adobe Acrobat Pro.
Step 1: Download and install Adobe Acrobat Pro. Then, open the software and select [File] – [Open] at the top menu, or press the hot keys [Ctrl +O] to select the target PDF file.
Step 2: At the top menu, select [Document] – [Rotate Pages], or press the hot key [Shift + Ctrl + R]. Then, select to rotate clockwise 90 degree/anticlockwise 90 degree/180 degree. Next, select to rotate all pages or the designated pages. Finally, click to confirm the settings.

4. Use Smallpdf

Smallpdf is the online PDF tool which can converts the formats between PDF and Word, PPT, JPG, PNG and Excel. Besides, it offers many useful editing functions. Users can encrypt, decrypt, rotate, merge, split pages and create digital signature.
It is easy to use Smallpdf. Next, we will show you how to rotate a PDF on Samllpdf.
Step 1: Get access to Smallpdf (link: rotate-pdf). Click on [Choose Files] to upload the PDF file.
Step 2: Then, rotate the pages and finally click on [APPLY CHANGES].
Part 2: Comparison
In this essay, we’ve talked about how to rotate a PDF with 4 methods. The followings are the comparisons between them.
Microsoft Edge can merely rotate the PDF pages, but it cannot save the rotated pages. Smallpdf is the online tool. That means it relies on the network. If it is not stable enough, you may fail to upload the file. Besides, it is not safe to transfer the confidential files to the website servers.
Compared with Adobe Acrobat Pro, Renee PDF Aide is simpler and easier. Those who have high demand on the professional application can use Adobe Acrobat Pro. But if you merely want to simply edit PDF and convert PDF to the other formats, Renee PDF Aide can achieve your needs within 3 steps.
Microsoft Edge and Smalpdf are free to use. Adobe Acrobat PDF is $359 per year while the standard version of Renee PDF Aide is $39.95 per year and the lifetime version is $59.95. What’s more, you can download the free trial to have a try.
You can select one of the methods to rotate the PDF pages.