The questions is in the title :) SO, there is a pdf viewer which rotates the pdf files when you open them?

I have lots of scanned pdf files which needs to be rotated when I open them to verify something and I'm tired of pressing "ctrl+shift+=". So, help me!


You can use some pdf tool which will rotate all your .pdf's in a batch. Something like pdfedit for example.


You can use Adobe Acrobat Pro's Batch Processing feature to rotate your PDFs permanently.


  1. Place all of your PDFs in a new folder. Open one of the PDFs in Acrobat.
  2. Go to Advanced > Document Processing > Batch Processing > New Sequence.
  3. Name the sequence Rotate All Pages. Click OK.
  4. Click Select Commands > Page (expand folder) > Rotate Pages > Add.
  5. Click the tiny arrow to the left of "Rotate Pages."
  6. Double-click on Pages. Set Direction according to your preference. Set Page Range to All.
  7. Select another option for the Pages of any orientation drop-down menu if you wish to apply the rotation only on landscape or portrait pages. Click OK.
  8. Click the menu beside Run commands on. Choose Selected Folder and pick the folder that contains your PDFs.
  9. Choose an output location. Click Output Options if you want to change the file naming conventions or if you want the output PDF to replace the original. Click OK.

Running the Sequence

  1. Select Rotate All Pages.
  2. Click Run Sequence > OK.
  • Acrobat Pro is not so free, and I guess that there are enough free tool out there that can do the trick at least as good as the acrobat. – Dror May 31 '11 at 8:33

I would doubt that there is a program that will always open a pdf sideways, but if you have adobe acrobat, you can add the documents to a single pdf file, then change the view (rotate) and it should change it for all the pages.

  • What do you mean. Can you be more specific. I added them to a portfolio and then.... ? – MediumUser May 31 '11 at 6:57
  • Edited answer, made a mistake sorry. – soandos May 31 '11 at 7:05

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