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How to rotate PDFs and save changes [Edge, Windows 10]


Rotating PDF was one of the features they added and this gathered a lot of positive feedback. No matter how simple it sounds, the absence of the option vastly downgraded the PDF-reading capabilities for Edge.

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If you have wondered how to permanently rotate a PDF file in Microsoft Edge, well, it is not possible yet. You can rotate it, but it remains rotated only one time, you can’t save it to your PC like that.

Besides that, the responsible developers attached more than a few interesting improvements, with pen support for editing and adding notes.

To break it out for you, here are the basic options you can use in the Edge’s PDF viewer after the major update.

To Rotate a PDF, click on the document and click Rotate right or press CTRL+].

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The Change Layout feature helps you to switch between the One Page and Two Page layouts. Click on the document and click Layoutmicrosoft edge rotate pdf

Read Aloud is another new feature that let one of the 3 narrators read aloud the content of the document. You can choose between the 3 voices and regulate reading speed.microsoft edge rotate pdf

Share PDF is a great feature for fast and simple sharing of the document via Mail, Twitter, Skype, and others. Also, you can cast it to OneDrive or OneNote in one click. microsoft edge rotate pdf

With the Add Notes options, you can use the physical pen on the touchscreen or add notes with your mouse. The choice is yours.microsoft edge rotate pdf


As you can see, now you can rotate PDF in Edge and much more in a rather seamless manner. In addition, we can expect lots of improvements from the future Edge iterations.

In case you have additional questions or suggestions concerning PDF viewing, rotating, and editing, make sure to tell us in the comments section below.


FAQ: Learn more about working with PDF documents

  • How do I rotate a PDF in Windows 10?

You can rotate it in multiple ways, with your browser or third-party software. Follow our guide on how to rotate a PDF in Windows 10.

  • What is the best free PDF editor?

We recommend you to use one of these best free or paid PDF editors that are very simple to use and have plenty of features.

  • How do I combine PDF files in Windows 10?

If you need to combine multiple files into one PDF, take a look at our guide with the best PDF merger software tools for Windows 10.

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Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in April 2018 and was revamped and updated in January 2021 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.



This post was written by Aleksandar Ognjanovic and was first posted to WindowsReport

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