How to Rotate PDF Files by Degrees

By Stephen Lilley

According to Adobe, the creator of the PDF format, PDFs preserve source file information in a format usable across most computer platforms. Because of their high quality, PDFs are the standard file format for things like electronic copies of instruction manuals and users guides for a lot of everyday products. While viewing a PDF file, you can rotate your PDF file by degrees to get a better look at something on a specific page if you'd like.

Step 1

Double click on the PDF file that you'd like to rotate by degrees. This will open the PDF file in Adobe's Reader software. Once open, Adobe Reader will automatically connect to the Internet and try to find new program updates that are available. You can choose to download these updates at this time, or you can simply exit out of the "Adobe Installer" and continue on to Step 2.

Step 2

Click "View."

Step 3

Click "Rotate View."

Step 4

Click "Clockwise" to rotate your PDF file 90 degrees to the right. If you'd like to rotate your PDF file another 90 degrees to the right, click "Clockwise" from this menu again.

Step 5

Click "Counterclockwise" to rotate your PDF file 90 degrees to the left. If you'd like to rotate your PDF file another 90 degrees to the left, click "Counterclockwise" from this menu again.