Rotate a PDF document using Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Reader. Sometimes when you open a PDF, the pages are rotated so that you can’t properly read them. If you are using Adobe Acrobat, the software used to create and edit PDF documents, you can rotate in intervals of 90 degrees the pages in an entire document how to save a pdf in rotated view just a selection of pages. The page orientation will remain changed when you next open the PDF.
You may also temporarily rotate the view of a PDF in either Acrobat or the free PDF reader, Adobe Reader. This will change the page orientation, but it will go back to the original view when you reopen the document.
Get great tech advice delivered to your inbox. Keep your family productive, connected, entertained, and safe. Please enter a valid email. A couple of weeks ago I wrote about how to set your Acrobat preferences so that all PDFs open at the magnification you want them to.
Today’s post is about how you as the creator of a PDF can specify the opening view of that particular PDF. I always like my PDFs to open in Fit Page view, so that the recipient gets a bird’s eye view of the whole page. If I’ve included bookmarks in the file, I want the bookmarks pane to appear on the left side of the screen so that the recipient sees and uses the bookmarks.
In the Document Properties dialog box, click on the Initial View tab at the top. Then set the options for Layout and Magnification as desired.
Nothing magnification and layout of the document will not change at this point. Save the PDF, close it, and reopen it. It should reopen with the options you specified in step three.
These options will override any settings specified by the user in Preferences as described in my previous post. Very detailed instructions and easy to follow. So, can another user override these settings once they have opened it?
Or will the pdf always revert to this format whenever it is opened. That is, is there any way to “lock” it?
Nancy: Users with Adobe Reader can override the view settings once they have the PDF open, of course, but they cannot change the opening view. So in other words, the file will ALWAYS open in the initial view you specify for users of Adobe Reader. Users of the full Adobe Acrobat could change the initial view and re-save the file.