Rotating PDF Files: Rotate Pages vs. Rotate View & Adding Text to a Rotated PDF


The difference between The Rotate View and Rotate Page functions, and how they affect the orientation of your markups.

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There are two ways to rotate a page. Although the end results look identical, their effect on the orientation of your markups is very different.

Rotate View temporarily changes the way the PDF is displayed in Revu, but doesn’t alter the PDF content. This means that although the page and any existing markups will appear rotated, a new “top” of the page doesn’t get defined. In other words, if you rotate the PDF view clockwise by 90 degrees, the “top” edge of the page will be rotated to the right.

This means that although your existing markups will also rotate, new markups will ‘jump’ after placement, to match the orientation of the original markups.

  • On the View menu, click Rotate View rotate-view-32x32.

Rotate Pages permanently rotates the page and defines a new “top” of the page. This also rotates existing markups, however new markups are aligned with the new “top” of the page.

  • On the Document menu, click Rotate Pages rotate-pages.

There are also keyboard shortcuts for each of these functions:

Rotate View:
  • Clockwise rotate-cw: Ctrl+Shift+Plus 
  • Counterclockwise rotate-ccw: Ctrl+Shift+Minus
Rotate Pages rotate-pages:
  • Ctrl+Shift+R 
A list of Revu keyboard shortcuts is available in the Revu Help menu and on our website.

More Information

In addition to a video tutorial about the difference between Rotate Pages and Rotate View , you can also find further information about using Revu in the video tutorials and FAQ sections of our Support page, as well as the Revu manual.

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