How to rotate picture in Acrobat Reader 7.0

Posted on 2006-05-10
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
I'm using Acrobat Reader 7.0 and when I open the .pdf file, it opens upside down. I then rotate it 90 degrees twice and save the file. But when I go back and open the saved file, it opens upside down again. How do I make my rotation changes save?
Question by:martit01
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    There is a reason the product is called "Reader" - it only reads files, it cannot write them. When you perform a save in Reader, it will only save a copy of the _ORIGINAL_ (meaning unmodified) file. This is not very useful when you open a file that's already on your hard disk, but is very useful if you want a copy of a document that you accessed via the Internet.
    You need to full version of Acrobat (Standard or Professional) to save the modified file. You can of course also use any other application that allows you to rotate and save a file, but Reader alone will not help.

    What you could do is to install a PDF generator (e.g. the free PrimoPDF -, rotate the document in Reader and then print to the PrimoPDF printer. This will not retain any interacive elements, but your static PDF content should survive this process relatively unharmed (this actually depends on the kind of content).

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    Thanks, I installed Acrobat Standard and it now works just fine.

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