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Easy Ways to Change Orientation of PDF Files

Jane Zhou updated on Jul 20, 2023 | Home > PDF Editor Tutorials | min read

PDFs can be read almost anywhere, attached to emails, storing scanned books and photos. Sometimes, you need to change the orientation of a PDF document before sharing it. For example, you might have a PDF pamphlet in portrait orientation on your screen, but it should be read in landscape.

Learning how to change the orientation of a PDF can be tricky, especially if you don't know where to begin. Changing the orientation of a PDF is a fast task but not always easy to figure out. Fortunately, there are great tools to assist with switching the orientation of PDF files.

Here, this article will teach you how to change the orientation of PDFs on Windows, Mac, and online.

How to Change Orientation of PDF on Windows

Thankfully, EaseUS PDF Editor can turn a PDF into the orientation of your choice with few clicks, so you don't have to worry about messing up the formatting.

This PDF editing program is a complete toolkit that gives you the power to change other settings of PDF files, allowing you to add or remove watermark from PDF and delete background image, rotate or crop the document, merge multiple documents into one PDF, and add text, images, or shapes to PDF document.

The program is very easy to use. All you have to do is load the PDF you want to change, select the orientation you want to use, and then save it. Download and install this Windows PDF editor if you don't have it yet.

Step-by-step tutorial to change the PDF's orientation in Windows:

Step 1. Launch this program to open the home screen. Navigate inside your folders and select the PDF you want to change the orientation of pages.

open pdf in EaseUS PDF Editor

Step 2. On the toolbar, click "Pages". The new column will open on the right-hand side of the application. Click the "Rotate" option, then you will see a new window.

Change orientation

Step 3. The Rotate Window shows options for Directions on Clockwise and Counterclockwise 90 degrees and 180 degrees, Page Range, Rotate even and odd pages, landscapes, and or portrait pages. Click OK to confirm.

change orientation of pdf pages

Step 4. After ending all changes, click in "File", then "Save As". Select the folder and confirm it.

save orientation of pdf pages

How to Change Orientation of PDF on Mac

There are free alternatives to change the orientation of PDFs on Mac. Apple Preview is a multi-page PDF viewer, editor, and printer that lets you view, navigate, rotate and print PDF documents.

Preview gives you tools to change the orientation of PDFs, rotating it to the left and right, page by page, or selecting bucks of pages.

Learn all these tricks in 4 steps:

Steps 1. Launch the file on Preview and import your target PDF file.

 preview file select

Step 2. Click Rotate on the top right. Holding shift, you can select various pages.

Note: The page will rotate 90 degrees for each Click. Keeping click until you get the desired result.

preview select rotate to change orientation

Step 3. Click Tools in the menu bar to rotate and flip the pages on specific orientations.

select tools to change orientation

Step 4. Click File, then Save to save our modifications.

How to Change Orientation of PDF Online

PDF2go is a web-based tool that allows you to easily change the orientation of a PDF document online for free without installation. The software is designed to be simple and intuitive to use. All that you have to do is upload your PDF document, then select the orientation you want. The document will then be converted and saved to your computer or automatically opened in your browser.

Note: The free option allows you to rotate your PDF files page by page or all together, with restrictions: 1 PDF file up to 50 Mb.

This tutorial covers all you need to change the orientation of your PDF online:

Step 1. Open the editing tool that permits you to change the orientation of PDF files.

Step 2. Upload the PDF document. Drag and drop, browse from your device folders or grab the file from Google Drive or Dropbox.

Note: PDF2Go only uploads one file at a time.

Step 3. Rotate PDF Pages. Each page of your PDF is shown as a thumbnail, letting you precisely figure how to change the orientations.

The buttons on top rotate all pages to left or right. To rotate only one per click, use the buttons on the page thumbnail. Thumbnails quickly reflect the edits.

pdf2go save orientation of pdf pages

Step 4. Open the save menu and click Save to confirm. Wait a bit, then download your PDF or upload it to your cloud storage. Done!

Final Words

No matter why you want to change PDFs' orientation, you can count on the above three easy methods we mentioned in this article. 

If you happen to be a Windows user, we highly recommend EaseUS PDF Editor. With its help, you can not only change its orientation but also modify your PDF files as you want. Most importantly, it can meet almost your all needs for creating, editing, managing, and converting PDF documents. Now just download it to have a try!

About the Author

author Jane Zhou

Jane Zhou

Jane is an experienced editor for EaseUS focused on tech blog writing. Familiar with all kinds of video/PDF editing and screen recording software on the market, she specializes in composing posts about recording and editing videos. All the topics she chooses are aimed at providing more instructive information to users.

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