How to Rotate PDF Files

Performing classical editing options on a PDF file can be quite troublesome because of their read-only nature, and one of them is definitely the rotation of the entire document, or just specific pages of the document. The reasons to rotate PDF files can be numerous, ranging from either the need to fit a specific screen type, or rotating only the pages that have images (or graphics) on them, while preserving the original outlay of all the other pages. We shouldn’t focus too much on possible intentions for rotating PDFs, because each individual has their own unique requirement to do it, depending on the file in question, instead we should concentrate on how to overcome this distinctive, but fairly simple issue- to rotate PDF files.


Rotate PDF Files by using PDF Converter Elite

Download the free trial version of the software here, and once you’ve installed it on your computer, open the PDF you require to be edited. This is achieved by selecting the Open icon found on the upper left part of your monitor.


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Once the file is selected, the next thing needed to be done is to open the Edit window, which is also found in the upper left corner.


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The Edit subsection offers multiple choices, and to rotate your PDF, click on the Rotate Pages button.

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Here you can determine the starting and finishing page you desire rotated, and the angle of the rotation itself. You can choose from 90° clockwise, 90° counterclockwise, and 180°. If you require to rotate multiple pages that don’t go in a row, just repeat this step again.


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How do you permanently rotate a PDF?

When you rotate a PDF by following the rules above, click on the X button to close the PDF file and you will be asked to save the changes. In that way you will permanently rotate a PDF file.

How do I rotate a single page in a PDF?

If your PDF file is big and you want to rotate only one page, open the PDF in the same way, by clicking on the Open icon. Then click the Edit menu and the Rotate button. Type in the same number of the page, in the first page and the last page section. In that way, only one page will be rotated. Click Rotate and that’s it.

How do I save a PDF as horizontal?


In order to rotate a PDF horizontally, choose one of these two options: 90 degrees clockwise or counterclockwise, depending on whether you want to move your PDF horizontally on the left or right. So, in the same way as explained above, open a PDF in PDF Converter Elite, choose the Rotate option and set up the numbers of pages you want to rotate and the angle.

So there you have it, hopefully this short tutorial will aid you once you have the need to edit your PDF file in this somewhat unusual, but very useful way. For more PDF tips visit our PDF knowledgebase here.


News: PDF Converter Elite Has Received Another Reward

With the release of the new version of PDF Converter Elite, we have received many compliments on the software and its performance. We would like to thank all the bloggers and other software review experts who found our software worth of reviewing. Apart from positive notes, we also received a reward from software review website Holyfile.

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Here what they said about our software:

“What we discovered in PDF Converter Elite 5 that could be useful for us?

When you want to send a file and make sure the format doesn’t change on the other computer, you’ll send it as a PDF file. This way you always keep the layout professionally looking. It’s a simple thing, but it really matters when you want your presentation to look good. It could mean the difference between a promotion and a demotion. The great thing about the program is that you can split and merge PDFs and even scanned PDFs can be converted. There are some PDF converters available on the internet, but none as good as this one.

This is why we have given the Holyfile award:

PDF Converter Elite 5 has proven useful in many ways to us. As we often make sure to save documents as PDFs to make sure others can’t edit the content, we also experience the struggle when we see a spelling mistake or we want to edit the document ourselves. That means we’ll have to find the original Word or Excel document, change it there, save it and convert it to PDF again after we correct the error.

PDF Converter Elite 5 has made this much easier as you can now edit directly in the PDF document. As it’s also a simple program with a detailed and beautiful user interface, we believe PDF Converter Elite totally deserves this award.”

PDF Converter Elite 5 is out and about! Make sure you try it first!

It’s been more than one year since we released the version 4 of PDF Converter Elite. It had better conversion quality and OCR engine than PCE 3, but it had limited editing capabilities. With version 5 we tried to combine both, to keep and even more improve the conversion quality, to use the latest OCR technology, and on the other hand to restore some old editing features and introduce a totally new way of editing PDF documents. PDF Converter has just been released today and don’t wait too long to discover its new features:

Meet New PDF Editor on the Market

Apart from existing editing features, we added one quite distinguished PDF editing feature. From now on you can add or delete specific parts of the text directly on your PDF. If you need to apply just small changes to your PDF, to fix typos or rearrange pages, you don’t have to convert a PDF to editable file formats. With PDF Converter Elite your PDF behaves as an editable format.

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Split PDF And Merge PDF Are Back

PCE 3 users probably remember these editing features. In PDF Converter Elite 5, you can extract pages from your PDF, merge whole PDF files or only specific pages of another PDF. In addition to that, you can merge selected pages after any page of the existing PDF, not just at the end.

Convert PDF to CSV – Default or Personalized Conversion

We know how much you like to use custom PDF to Excel conversion, so we added one more conversion type that has advanced custom options. Similar to Excel, in version 5 of PDF Converter Elite you can choose to convert PDF to CSV in two ways: with or without personalization of tables, columns and rows.

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Batch Conversion With Scanned PDF Files

Those users who convert multiple PDF documents to the same file format know how important is batch conversion- it saves time since all documents are converted at once. Batch conversion used to work with native PDF files only and now it works with scanned PDF files as well.

And that is not all! Download PDF Converter Elite 5 for free and take advantage of your 7-day trial period:


3 Ways to Convert a PNG to PDF

Portable Network Graphics (PNG) stands for graphics files that can be replacement for GIF files. The main difference between GIF and PNG files is that PNG doesn’t support animations. Since PNG files use lossless compression, they are often used to store graphics on websites. Lossless compression means that the original data can be saved after compression, in other words, when your file will be of the same quality even though its size was reduced.

How do you make a PNG file?


You can make PNG files in MS Paint, Adobe Photoshop and many other graphic tools. Some of them are free and some of them not. Almost every image creation tool has an option to save the file in png format. MS Paint, which can be found in every computer, also has an option to save the file as png.


How do you convert Paint to PDF?


Like we said, Paint files can be saved as PNG, so the same guide will apply for this conversion. You just need to make sure that your Paint work is saved in png, by clicking on the File and then Save as option.

How do you convert PNG to PDF?

If you sometimes needed to convert a PNG file to PDF, you have probably used one of these ways to complete the action. But let’s see what are other ways to convert PNG to PDF and what are the pros and cons of each solution:

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If you don’t like to install anything on your computer, you should choose this option. Not only don’t you need to bother about installations but you can also use the online tool from anywhere, your home, office or internet caffe. If you use laptop instead of a desktop computer, you can convert PNG files to PDF online, from anywhere, under condition you have internet access. PDF Creator online is the tool you need in that case. With this tool you can turn your PNG files in PDF in just three simple steps.

Pros: You can do it anywhere if you have a laptop with you. If you use desktop computer you can still use it without need to install anything.

Cons: You need internet access.


Convert PNG to PDF Without Internet

If you don’t want to rely on having internet access all the time, you can use desktop program for PDF conversion, such as PDF Converter Elite. The only time when you will need internet is when you download the installation file. Once you install the program on your computer, you can convert PDF to different file formats and create a PDF out of any file format, without internet. In this case, you can convert a .png file to PDF by using PDF creation feature of the program.

Open the program, click on the Create button and locate the .png file you want to turn to PDF. You can even restrict the permissions of the file, if you want to keep it confidential, by applying different security options. Click the X button to close the file and you will be asked to save the newly created PDF.

Pros: You don’t need internet access to convert a PNG to PDF. You can even create secure PDF.

Cons: You need to install the program on your computer.


     Convert PNG to PDF on the go

People who are always in a hurry and prefer to complete their daily tasks on the go, usually rely on mobile devices most. Luckily, there are tons of apps for smartphones and tablets, that can help you in every possible situation. Mobile apps usually have less options than desktop ones because mobile devices are less powerful than computers and laptops. Since mobile apps are quite popular nowadays, there is a wide range of apps that convert to.png files to PDF, and you can find them on the App store and Google Play store.

Pros: You can convert files even when you are far away from your computer.

Cons: You need internet access.
What solution you find most convenient and why? Share your opinion with us in the comments section below.

PDF Converter Wins Collaboration Software Awards From FinancesOnline

We have some very good news to share with our users. FinancesOnline, a popular SaaS directory and B2B software review platform recently featured our online service for PDF to Excel conversion. The team of experts behind the review also decided to distinguish us with two prestigious industry awards.

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Just recently, we were informed that a group of SaaS and B2B experts gathered to evaluate PDF Converter’s performance, and decided our product delivered user experience worth their official recognition. Based on their observations, PDF Converter won the 2016 Great User Experience Award, and was also distinguished with the Budget Friendly Award for providing outstanding service and out-of-the-box user experience for free. Both awards were merited in FinancesOnline top collaboration software category.

Experts took into consideration the fact that PDF Converter Online is a free tool, which nevertheless makes important PDF to Excel conversions much simpler, accurate, and more reliable. According to the review team, users appreciate the fact that conversion is smooth, and requires nothing more but their email addresses to which converted documents are sent. To make things even better, our platform can be accessed directly in a web browser, and users love the fact that we don’t expect them to download or install any software. In the eyes of FinancesOnline experts, that was an imperative and critical factor to declare us suitable for their quality awards. In addition to that, one of popular software review websites have reviewed our PDF Converter as well.

We are proud to be the developers of such a helpful and well-known service, which has now been recognized by even more reputable experts. As a sign of gratitude, we will continue doing good work on providing our users with easy conversion tools, and help them accomplish their goals in an even simpler way.


A Special Tax Day Announcement- PDF Converter Elite 4 is Now 20% Off

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The tax season is wrapping up and some of you may have already finished your taxes–and some of you may have yet to even start on them.

Whether you are an accounting professional or a tax preparer, you’re probably buried in bank statements, tax invoices, and tax return papers. We know how daunting it can be to manage your documents, especially if you need to edit a bank statement or a tax form and they’re locked in PDF.

As a way of helping you out, we’re offering a 20% discount on our flagship product, PDF Converter Elite 4! Continue reading >>

How to Convert a SWF File to PDF

Although there is probably no such computer user who has never heard of Word or Excel file, there are a probably a lot of them who have never heard of SWF file format. This extension stands for small web format and it is usually known among people who deal with multimedia and vector graphics. SWF is actually an extension for a Shockwave Flash file format owned by Adobe. As SWF files contain sound, video and vector based animations, they can be viewed in a web browser with the Flash plugin.

For the same reason that MS Office users convert Word and Excel files to PDF, SWF users also sometimes need to turn their videos into PDF. That can be a tricky thing to do, since most of the regular PDF converters can only deal with text documents and not with videos. Luckily, there is a solution for converting a SWF file to PDF and chances are you have never heard of it before.

If you follow these easy steps, you will get your PDF in just a few clicks: Continue reading >>

How to Extract Table from a PDF

Being a regular Excel user implies coping with table structures and pie charts for the sake of better data visualization. No matter what type of data you are working with and what its purpose is for you, business or personal, being skilled at making functional Excel tables can make your job or personal life easier, and your data neater and better organized. Working with Excel spreadsheets is usually closely related to working with PDF files – as you all know, the PDF format can be the right choice if you want to preserve your data and not worry if the person you want to send your worksheets to will accidentally alter important information from your document. That being said, your Excel skills alone are not enough, and sooner or later you will need to put your PDF conversion skills to test.

Converting PDF to Excel is probably something you may have some experience with, as there are quite a lot of PDF conversion tools on the market that actually do the job instead of you. But, you cannot expect those tools to help you in every situation, especially when you are dealing with complex PDF tables or you want to extract only a specific table from your PDF. In that case, you will need to learn this extra skill – data extraction. Are you ready? Continue reading >>

Ten Things to Consider Before Choosing a Portfolio Management Tool

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Being part of a portfolio management department is a very challenging and responsible role. To make sure the projects in your portfolio are delivered on time, you need to find the most suitable approach, skillful resources and to know how to organize your time and time of other people in the team. As there are tools for every single business operation you can imagine, there are also tools for portfolio management.

In order to choose the right tool for your needs, you have to know your business well and have a clear picture of your technical and functional needs. Simply choosing a tool based on its features as listed and described by the company that produces it would not do you good. So, what questions should you have in mind when considering a portfolio management tool?

   1.   What is the quality/cost ratio of the tool?

Of course, no matter how big your budget is, you will always have in mind the price of the product you are buying. Cheaper tools usually aren’t of high quality, but don’t rush to buy the most expensive one as the price doesn’t guarantee the highest quality. What you need is to calculate the quality/cost ratio and compare it with your needs. Don’t forget to include software implementation and training costs in your total software cost. Continue reading >>

Project Collaboration Tip – How to Retain All Comments from Your Source Documents

If you work in a team environment, you must know how hard it can be to collaborate with your team workers. It doesn’t matter if it is a big or a small team, and how well you get along with your colleagues, it is necessary to set up some project collaboration rules in order to manage your projects efficiently.

Since there are different types or work, there are different types of project collaboration, but almost every single project is closely related to some kind of document management. Each team member is usually assigned his or her own part of the project, so one should expect no problems when it comes to data overlapping. But, as a project is coming to its close, all parts of the project need to be exchanged for evaluation or just connected as a whole.

When evaluating your colleagues’ work, it may happen that you cannot follow what a colleague has done thus far and you need an explanation. Luckily, MS Office applications have the option to leave comments, so if you’re working in MS Office, you’ll be able to see your colleague’s explanation and comments in a Word document or in a specific row of an Excel spreadsheet. That can be very useful if many people work on the same document.

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