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10.4: Rotate a single PDF page in Preview Apps
In Preview, selecting Rotate from the Tools menu rotates every page of a PDF left or right. This can be a pain if (say) you have a portrait-format brochure which includes one landscape-format map. An undocumented feature, though, is that you can hold Option while selecting Tools » Rotate, and this will rotate the current page only.
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10.4: Rotate a single PDF page in Preview
Authored by: adrianm on Mar 14, '07 09:23:56AM

Excellent! Best hint I've seen in months.... and I usually option-click everything to see what it does :-) Cheers.


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10.4: Rotate a single PDF page in Preview
Authored by: osxpounder on Mar 14, '07 12:35:29PM

Excellent! Great hint! Thanks!



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10.4: Rotate a single PDF page in Preview
Authored by: landis on Mar 14, '07 05:08:51PM

Dude! Who knew? Not me apparently. Thanks for a great hint!



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10.4: Rotate a single PDF page in Preview
Authored by: areback on Jan 24, '08 04:21:42PM

I guess they changed it in 10.5, probably for the worse:

When you select 'Rotate Right' from the menu or press Command+R, a notification pops up asking you if you want to rotate the selected page or all pages.
The problem I have with this is that 'rotate all pages' is the default selection upon pressing enter. This makes little sense, because only once are you going to want to rotate every page in a document. It would be much more convenient if "current page" was the default selection, because with documents with inconsistent orientation, I find myself repeatedly pressing "command+r", then having to use the mouse to pick from the notification.



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10.4: Rotate a single PDF page in Preview
Authored by: MartiNZ on Jan 24, '08 05:51:23PM

I don't know that it's the wrong default. I can see the utility of both options, and I think the Leopard way is certainly better than a hidden option.

What I would like is more than just 90° rotations - why does Preview not offer the 'straighten' option in the adjust pane, à la iPhoto?



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10.4: Rotate a single PDF page in Preview
Authored by: SallyShears on Aug 25, '10 07:40:58AM

In 10.6...

Cmd-R rotates whatever pages you have selected in the right hand column.

To rotate one page, click the page to select it, then Cmd-R.

To rotate all pages, click in the right column, select all pages with Cmd-A, then rotate all pages Cmd-R

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