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Rotating pages


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Acrobat X Essential Training

with Anne-Marie Concepción

Video: Rotating pages

When you open a PDF, the orientation of the pages, whether they are long ways, portrait, or landscape, or rotated 180 degree, or whatever, are a function of what they look like in the original application, like in the Word document, or the InDesign file, or the Illustrator file before the person exported them to PDF. So in other words, you know, what you see is what you get here. But sometimes you want more control. You want to be able to change the orientation of pages, to rotate them, to make it easier for example to read onscreen, or to edit onscreen, or maybe permanently to save that way.
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  1. 1m 53s
    1. Welcome
      1m 33s
    2. Using the exercise files
      20s
  2. 55m 0s
    1. Opening documents and moving them around
      6m 3s
    2. Working with the toolbars
      5m 59s
    3. Working with the panels
      3m 43s
    4. Customizing the toolbar with Quick Tools
      4m 40s
    5. Using the Pages panel to navigate
      3m 57s
    6. Selecting and copying text and graphics
      3m 24s
    7. Rotating pages
      4m 49s
    8. Changing the viewing options
      6m 12s
    9. Reviewing preferences
      7m 6s
    10. Finding words and phrases
      2m 35s
    11. Searching a PDF and working with the Search panel
      4m 21s
    12. Sharing PDFs by email and with Adobe SendNow
      2m 11s
  3. 33m 18s
    1. Creating PDFs from Microsoft Office applications
      9m 46s
    2. Creating PDFs from Creative Suite applications
      8m 57s
    3. Creating PDFs from within Acrobat Pro
      4m 27s
    4. Creating PDFs from a web site
      8m 22s
    5. Creating PDFs from the clipboard
      1m 46s
  4. 30m 58s
    1. Editing text
      8m 51s
    2. Adding text
      4m 40s
    3. Editing images and graphics
      3m 39s
    4. Changing the page number display
      3m 48s
    5. Digitally signing PDFs
      6m 26s
    6. Cropping pages and documents
      3m 34s
  5. 1h 6m
    1. Adding watermarks
      6m 17s
    2. Adding page backgrounds
      5m 41s
    3. Adding page numbers
      5m 56s
    4. Adding headers and footers
      9m 7s
    5. Adding bookmarks
      11m 30s
    6. Attaching files to a PDF
      7m 11s
    7. Adding metadata
      3m 45s
    8. Optimizing a PDF for file size and compatibility
      10m 12s
    9. Creating initial view settings
      7m 16s
  6. 37m 59s
    1. Adding hyperlinks to URLs
      7m 33s
    2. Creating links with the Link tool
      6m 9s
    3. Working with interactive actions
      6m 56s
    4. Creating and adding buttons
      6m 28s
    5. Adding video, sound, and SWF files
      7m 29s
    6. Adding page transitions
      3m 24s
  7. 27m 12s
    1. Extracting pages
      3m 53s
    2. Splitting a PDF into multiple files
      4m 13s
    3. Inserting pages from files and other sources
      5m 42s
    4. Moving, copying, and replacing pages
      8m 17s
    5. Combining PDFs
      5m 7s
  8. 27m 9s
    1. Exporting text
      8m 33s
    2. Exporting images
      6m 33s
    3. Exporting PDFs to Microsoft Word
      7m 21s
    4. Exporting PDFs to Microsoft Excel
      4m 42s
  9. 26m 27s
    1. Working with portfolios
      6m 57s
    2. Creating portfolios
      6m 26s
    3. Customizing portfolios
      7m 23s
    4. Optimizing backward compatibility
      5m 41s
  10. 32m 9s
    1. Creating an interactive form
      6m 42s
    2. Working with form fields
      6m 41s
    3. Editing field properties
      5m 34s
    4. Distributing and collecting forms
      9m 43s
    5. Enabling Reader to save form data
      3m 29s
  11. 34m 26s
    1. Adding sticky notes and other annotations
      9m 2s
    2. Using the drawing markup tools
      6m 10s
    3. Viewing, filtering, and replying to comments
      5m 24s
    4. Printing, summarizing, and exporting comments
      6m 35s
    5. Exporting comments to Word for Windows
      3m 28s
    6. Enabling extended commenting in Acrobat Reader
      3m 47s
  12. 25m 29s
    1. Understanding the different review processes
      2m 7s
    2. Using the email review process
      4m 33s
    3. Conducting a shared review with Acrobat.com
      6m 54s
    4. Using the Review Tracker
      4m 32s
    5. Using the Collaborate Live review process
      7m 23s
  13. 31m 2s
    1. Reviewing the print production tools
      5m 18s
    2. Previewing color separations
      3m 51s
    3. Using the Object Inspector to learn details
      3m 13s
    4. Working with the Preflight dialog box
      5m 34s
    5. Fixing hairlines
      3m 57s
    6. Converting colors
      2m 27s
    7. Saving as a standards-compliant PDF
      6m 42s
  14. 19m 16s
    1. Scanning a paper document to PDF
      4m 44s
    2. Setting up optimization options
      6m 48s
    3. Recognizing text in a scanned PDF
      4m 43s
    4. Reviewing and correcting OCR suspects
      3m 1s
  15. 17m 18s
    1. Using the built-in Actions for automation
      5m 32s
    2. Editing Actions
      4m 7s
    3. Creating new Actions
      4m 51s
    4. Sharing Actions with others
      2m 48s
  16. 35m 27s
    1. Choosing a security method
      5m 27s
    2. Password-protecting a PDF
      7m 28s
    3. Securing a PDF with a certificate
      5m 6s
    4. Creating a digital id
      5m 43s
    5. Removing sensitive content with the Redaction feature
      6m 52s
    6. Revealing and clearing hidden information
      4m 51s
  17. 33m 45s
    1. Opening and navigating PDFs in Reader
      7m 30s
    2. Adding comments
      3m 14s
    3. Viewing extended features
      6m 53s
    4. Digitally signing a PDF
      6m 15s
    5. Sharing PDFs
      2m 29s
    6. Using Acrobat.com
      7m 24s
  18. 3m 54s
    1. Final thoughts
      3m 54s

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Acrobat X Essential Training
8h 59m Beginner Nov 19, 2010

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In Acrobat X Essential Training, author Anne-Marie Concepción demonstrates how to create, modify, review, and share PDFs in Adobe Acrobat X Standard or Pro. Starting with a tour of the new panels-based interface, the course covers the basics of the software, such as creating and customizing PDFs, searching, editing text and graphics, and extracting PDF content to use in other programs. Also included are tutorials on creating forms, inserting interactivity and rich media, using the prepress tools, combining PDFs with other types of files to create customized portfolios, and ensuring document security. Exercise files accompany the course.

Topics include:
  • Creating PDFs from web pages, Office files, and Creative Suite files
  • Signing PDFs with a digital signature
  • Creating interactive forms
  • Annotating PDFs with comments
  • Collaborating with others using PDF reviews
  • Making scanned documents searchable with OCR
  • Preparing documents for print with print production tools
  • Automating routine tasks with Actions
  • Securing PDFs with encryption and password-protection
  • Removing sensitive content with the Redaction feature
  • Sharing PDFs
  • Using the new features in Reader X and Acrobat.com
Subjects:
Business PDF
Software:
Acrobat
Author:
Anne-Marie Concepción

Rotating pages

When you open a PDF, the orientation of the pages, whether they are long ways, portrait, or landscape, or rotated 180 degree, or whatever, are a function of what they look like in the original application, like in the Word document, or the InDesign file, or the Illustrator file before the person exported them to PDF. So in other words, you know, what you see is what you get here. But sometimes you want more control. You want to be able to change the orientation of pages, to rotate them, to make it easier for example to read onscreen, or to edit onscreen, or maybe permanently to save that way.

So I'm going to talk about that in this video. There is actually two different ways that you can rotate pages in Acrobat. One is just for the viewing, while you're working with it in Acrobat. It doesn't really change the file at all. Kind of like how zooming in and out doesn't really make the file larger or smaller, just changes the view. You can rotate just the view. Then there is also rotating the actual page or pages, so they're saved with the files, so they get a new orientation. The first kind, rotating just the view is from the View menu.

Surprise, surprise! If you go to the View menu, the very first command is Rotate View. There is Clockwise and Counterclockwise. So say for example that you wanted to edit this text here that is currently rotated 90 degree here, the address panel. Now notice, it's kind of interesting that the selection cursor, the I-beam, actually rotates, because it's detecting that this was rotated in the original application. But it's kind of hard to edit in this view, unless you tilted your head to the right. So let's fix that.

We're going to go to the View menu, and choose Rotate View, and we want it to go Counterclockwise. The rotate Clockwise and Counterclockwise works exactly in 90 degree increments. So that's perfect. Now we can click here, and zoom in with the Ctrl+Plus or Cmd+Plus a few times. It's much easier to edit this way. If you're doing that a lot, if you're working a lot with rotated documents, you need to quickly rotate them to edit them, or to do stuff with them, you might want to add that to your toolbars. You can right-click right in the toolbar, and add those as toolbar items.

I'm just right-clicking and choosing Clockwise and Counterclockwise. So that's just a view. If I close this document, and then I open it again, File > Open Recent and do Brochure, once again, it's the normal document. It hasn't been rotated. Now if you want to save the rotation with the document, like for example, in this file, in the EmpHandbook, there is a page here that might be a little easier, when we printed it out, if it printed out at the same rotation as all the other pages. Let me show you what I mean.

I'm going to open up the Page Thumbnails panel. You can see in the Page Thumbnails that page 3 has a landscape page. These are all portrait orientation, because it was done that way to accommodate this wide table. But when we print it out, it's going to have to shrink this, right? It doesn't automatically print it in the correct orientation. So what I'm going to do is I'm going to rotate the page permanently and save that as an updated file. So you can do that in one of two ways. In the Page Thumbnails panel, you can just right-click and choose Rotate Pages, which will open up a dialog box that lets you choose which Direction, and how much to rotate the pages.

And then also lets you choose which pages should rotate. So, because I right-clicked on this page, it's assuming that I want to rotate just the Selection, which is correct, or I could override that. And notice that you can also Rotate, you know, just the Evens or just the Odd Pages, or just the Landscape or just the Portrait Pages, or all of them, if you want to just go crazy about it. But we just want to rotate this one page. It makes no difference to me Clockwise or Counterclockwise, 90 Degrees. Now that's how it will be saved with the document.

I mentioned before there are two places you can do this. You can do this again either in the Page Thumbnails panel, just by selecting the page and right-clicking, or you can choose it from up here as well, right there, or from the tools panel. Rotate is the very first command here under the Pages section of the tools panel. I'm going to do a little Save As > PDF. We'll call this EmpHandbook-rotated.

Now if I close this document and open it again, it will fit the page to the window. Open up the Page Thumbnails panel. You'll see it's been saved with the document. So those are two different ways of rotating pages in Acrobat. One is just for show. One is just on the fly, to rotate a page view, to make it easier to edit. The other one is actually rotating the page in the file and saving it that way.

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