Feasible Solutions to Change Orientation of PDF

Last updated on 10/11/2019 by

There may be times that your PDF file is in the wrong orientation. This may cause some trouble such as inconvenience in reading, editing, etc. Hence, in this situation, the quick way is to find some tools to change orientation of PDF. Here we prepare the best techniques for you.

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4 Ways to Filp PDF Online


LightPDF is an all-in-one free solution for PDF, which can convert, edit, rotate, protect, OCR PDF, and many more. This tool can be used on different platforms such as Windows, Mac, iOS and Android devices. Thus, you can utilize this tool anywhere once there is internet. Besides, the program doesn’t require any installation or registration, so you can manage your PDF with just a few clicks. Here are the simple ways on how you can flip PDF online.

  • Visit LightPDF rotate page. Click “Choose File” to upload a PDF file.
    LightPDF Rotate Page

  • Once it finishes uploading, you will see the thumbnails of each page. You can click the rotate icon on each page to change the orientation one by one. Or just click “Left” and “Right” button to rotate all pages.
  • Finally, hit “Apply” to save the changes and then download the file.
    Rotate Pages


Unlike the first one, this web-based PDF tool mainly allows user to view, edit PDF files as well as fill out forms. Furthermore, it is compatible with different browsers which include Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Safari, and Internet Explorer. Follow these steps to change PDF from portrait to landscape.

  • Go to PDFescape online website, click “Upload PDF to PDFescape”.
    PDFescape Initiate Page

  • After that, drag and drop the file to upload.
  • Next, hit the “Page” tab, choose a page, and click the “Rotate Left” or “Rotate Right” button to modify your PDF pages.
    PDFescape Page Tab

  • Lastly, hit the “Save & Download PDF…” icon to get the rotated PDF.


The third online PDF tool which you can use on your Windows and Mac to rotate PDF files is PDF Pro. It contains the basic PDF functions including convert, edit, print, delete, lock and unlock PDF, etc. Below is a guide on how to change orientation of PDF.

  • Go to PDF Pro page and click to upload the PDF.
  • Next, click “Open PDF” beside the name of your file. After that, go to the “Rotate” tab.
    PDF Pro

  • Click the left or right button to flip the page one by one, or choose the orientation to rotate all pages.
  • To finish, click the “Rotate PDF” button at the bottom and then find the latest edited PDF to download it.
    Download PDF


The final solution is Smallpdf. Just like the tools mentioned above, this one can also be used to flip PDF online. It supports converting of PDF to many formats and vice versa. Aside from these, this program can compress, edit, merge, split, sign and unlock PDF files. Just use the steps below to rotate PDF pages.

  • Go to Smallpdf web page for rotating and Click “Choose File” to add file.
  • Click the “Left” button if you wish to flip the file to the left, or the “Right” button to rotate the PDF to the right. Also, you can click the small rotate icon on each page to change the page orientation.
  • When finished, hit the “Apply Changes” button to save the new PDF.
Smallpdf Rotate PDF


You may still want to find the best one among the four online tools we recommend. Here we will score each one and give you more details about them.




  1. It can change PDF from portrait to landscape with one click, and it also supports rotating a page.
  2. It has no limits to the uploading times or the file size.

Score: 4.5/5


  1. It is stable and can rotate one and multiple pages with a few clicks.
  2. It is limited to 2 files per hour for free users.

Score: 4/5


  1. It has two options to rotate PDF pages: click one page to rotate or flip all pages.
  2. User can only operate 3 files per month.
  3. The procedure is a little complicated and tiresome.

Score: 3.5/5


  1. It restricts users to only upload files less than 10 MB and the file should be less than 100 pages.
  2. It can only rotate all pages altogether.
Rating:4.3 /5(based on 18 ratings)Thanks for your rating!
Posted by:Elise Channingon to Tips and Resources.Last updated on 10/11/2019

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