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Basem Khawaja
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I need someone to help me please in showing me how do I save a page in Foxit PDF reader? I received 2 pages I opened the PDF with Foxit reader free version. The first page was straight . The second page was not. I had to rotate the view to the left in order for me fill it out. I saved it with different name and put it on desktop. When I opened it it was still rotated to the left. How do I fix this? Also when I insert the signature I can see it on the signature line but when I click X to exit I am asked do I want to apply all signatures which I already had applied in the field. Why am I being asked again?

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Andrew LeniartIT Professional | Freelance Journalist | Looking for Opportunities
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I have a lot of PDF readers and editors installed, unfortunately, Foxit isn't one of them. I would suggest trying one thing though.. Eliminate a problem with the reader itself first.

Right Click the PDF file you received and saved to your Hard Disk in File Explorer, then select Open with and you'll get a list of PDF capable readers that are installed on your system. Try opening the file in a different reader - if Foxit is all that's there, you should have an option to select Microsoft Edge to open the file as well. Select that.

Is the page still rotated incorrectly if viewed in there?

As for saving the modified PDF, not sure you can do that with the free Foxit Reader. You may need to upgrade to the editor version of the Reader (paid) or try other free software which allows you to modify PDF content. Even then, if the file is protected against editing, you may still be out of luck.

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You may also be able to do what you need to in Microsoft Word.  Right click the document and select Word from the list of programs to open it with.

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I'm not a Foxit user either, but their manual shows both a left and right rotate button in about the middle of the main toolbar.  I guess its possible, they were  removed, if the toolbar was customized.    You might need to customize your toolbar to get them back.  Here are the instructions (see page 6 ...

See:  http://cdn01.foxitsoftware.com/pub/foxit/manual/reader/en_us/FoxitReaderQuickGuide_9.2.pdf
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Joe WinogradDeveloper
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Hi Basem,
The free Foxit Reader cannot rotate pages — or OCR them. The free PDF-XChange Editor can do both, as shown in these five-minute EE video Micro Tutorials:
How to rotate pages in a PDF with free software
How to OCR pages in a PDF with free software

One thing that the free Foxit Reader can do that the free PDF-XChange Editor can't is scan to PDF, as shown in this other five-minute EE video Micro Tutorial:
How to scan to a PDF file with free software

That's why it's a good idea to have both products. The combination of the two allows you to scan your documents to searchable PDF files — first scan with the free Foxit Reader and then OCR with the free PDF-XChange Editor.

Regarding the signature, how are you doing that in Foxit Reader? PDF Sign? Comment>Stamp? Some other way?

Regards, Joe
Basem KhawajaClinical Pharmacist

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Commented:
Thank you everyone. I am able to rotate that page but saving it and maintaining it that was the problem. I will use Joe's suggestion. I did open it with word but there was no rotation options in word.

Joe
I go to home-PDF sign-then I select my signature and drag it to the signature line and release.
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> I am able to rotate that page but saving it and maintaining it that was the problem.

Correct. The Rotate Left and Rotate Right buttons on the Home menu ribbon and the Rotate View picks on the View menu ribbon rotate the VIEW of the page in the reader...they do not actually rotate the page.

> I go to home-PDF sign-then I select my signature and drag it to the signature line and release.

You're missing a crucial step after placing the signature. You need to click the "Apply All Signatures" button:

foxit apply signatures
It will give you a warning:

foxit warning1
Click Continue Applying. It will give you another warning:

foxit warning2
Click Yes. Now do a Save or Save As. You should be good to go. Regards, Joe

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In Microsoft Word, right click on the page and select Size and Position.  Click on the Size tab and change the Rotation setting.
MS Word Rotate option.
Basem KhawajaClinical Pharmacist

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Thank you
Joe WinogradDeveloper
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Commented:
You're welcome, Basem. I ask very few questions at EE and haven't asked one in quite a while, so I don't know how the new close process works, which is why I'd like to ask you this. Do you still have the ability to select both Accepted (aka Best) and Assisted Solutions when closing? The reason I ask is that my post with the video links is certainly part of the solution — at least an Assisted Solution, maybe even worthy as the Accepted Solution — but it doesn't show as either type of "Solution". Is that because you didn't select it or because the new closing process doesn't let you pick multiple "Solutions"? Thanks, Joe
Joe WinogradDeveloper
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Ah, I see that you were able to make it an Assisted Solution — thanks for that!

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