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10.6: Batch rotate pages in Preview using thumbnail icons Apps
Snow Leopard only hintI was looking for a quick way to rotate only the even numbered pages in a document that I had scanned in using my Brother MFC's scan-to-email feature in duplex mode -- I found that it had flipped every second page, and they needed to be unflipped. It turns out there's a not-so-obvious way to do this rather easily.

Make sure the sidebar is showing on the side of the document you want to work on in dual column mode (Control-click in the Thumbnail column and select Columns » 2 Columns), and you will see that all the even pages line up in one column. You can then drag a square around the entire column, and keep going down until you've highlighted all the pages you want to rotate.

Next, press Command-R twice to flip the selected pages upside down, or once to rotate them to landscape mode (90 degrees). This works pretty much as it does on a single page. There is a also a menu command to rotate pages if you don't like using keyboard shortcuts.
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Authored by: bigkm on Nov 24, '09 12:42:15AM

As an addition to this you can use this technique to crop a selection of pdf pages, (good when scanning a book).

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