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How to Rotate a PDF and Save it for Free

Jane Zhou updated on May 11, 2021 to PDF Editor Tutorials

Sometimes, you may receive PDF files which are in a wrong orientation, and this kind of files are hard to view and read. So, for a better viewing experience, you'd better rotate it as you want. But some of you may don't know how to complete this task, then this post comes in handy.

Here we are going to show you three different methods for rotating PDF documents.

Part 1. How to Rotate a PDF and Save it on Windows

EaseUS PDF Editor is an easy-to-use program that assists you in rotating your PDF pages on Windows PC. Using this software, you can flexibly flip one single page or all pages and change PDF orientation.

Except that, this Windows PDF editor provides you with plentiful editing tools, such as adding or removing text from PDF, cropping PDF, merging PDF, and so on. More than a PDF editing software, it works perfectly as a PDF viewer, converter, and manager:

  • Support over 10 file formats
  • Create a PDF from Word, Excel, images, or vice versa
  • Add signature and bates numbers to your PDF document
  • Password protect PDF effortlessly

Now download this Windows PDF rotator and check the below tutorial to begin your work.

Step 1. Download and open this program, then import the PDF file that you want to rotate by clicking "Open Files…".

Open PDF files

Step 2. Click on "Pages", next, click on "Rotate" in the right sidebar.

Rotate a PDF on Windows

Step 3. Then a pop-up window will appear, you can set page direction, range, or make other adjustments here. Once done, click on the "OK" button.

Page settings

Step 4. When you are satisfied with the file, click "File" > "Save" to export your edited PDF document.

Part 2. How to Rotate PDF Pages on Mac

If you are a Mac user who has no idea to rotate PDF pages, this section may help you.

On your Mac computer, there is a built-in PDF rotating program called Preview. This freeware enables you to view, edit, and crop a PDF effortlessly and also helps you rotate your PDFs in seconds. The following tutorial will make it easier to do the task:

Step 1. Find the PDF file on your Mac, and right-click on it to open it with "Preview".

Step 2. You will see the thumbnails on the left side. If you want to rotate the entire PDF, hold Shift and select the specific pages you want to rotate from the sidebar.  

Step 3. Click the "Rotate" icon in the top toolbar, and the pages will rotate 90° each time, so keep clicking the "Rotate" icon until all your pages disapply correctly.

Step 4. (Optional) If you only need to rotate the PDF left or right, you can directly click "Tools" > "Rotate Left" or "Rotate Right".

Step 5. Once it looks good, click on the "File" and the "Save" button to export the rotated PDF file on your Mac computer.

Part 3. How to Rotate a Page in PDF Online Free

Apart from rotating PDF pages offline, there are lots of online PDF rotating tools that enable you to get the work done. Here we will share with you one of the online programs – Smallpdf.

This online PDF rotator lets you change your PDF orientation easily whether you use Windows, Mac, or a Linux computer. Speaking about rotating pages in PDF, this program allows you to turn single or all the pages in any way you'd like. Moreover, with its help, you are able to merge and rotate multiple files at once.

Note: To guarantee your files, the online tool will erase your files permanently in 60 minutes after processing.

How to rotate PDF pages online for free:

Step 1. When you arrive at the official website, click "CHOOSE FILES" to upload the PDF file you want to rotate.

Step 2. After importing the file, you can click on "Rotate all" to rotate all pages at once. Or you can select a specific page as you want.

Rotate a PDF online

Here it also allows you to add more files, delete or rearrange pages.

Step 3. When you finish your editing, click "Apply Changes" to download the rotated PDF document.


No matter you work on Windows or Mac computer, you can find the desired solution to deal with the problem in this post. If you happen to be a Windows user, you can try EaseUS PDF Editor. As an all-in-one PDF editing program, it will satisfy most of your needs whenever you are working or studying.