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    Rotate a PDF

    Someone has scanned a lot of stuff direct ot PDF on a Canon scanner and didn't realise that they scan upside down.

    Does anyone know of a free program that would rotate/flip and re-save them?

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    Re: Rotate a PDF

    They don't scan upside down you just have to put the document to be scanned in the correct way round. It's not the scanners fault is it?

    Don't know if acrobat itself can solve your problem either I'm afraid.

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    Re: Rotate a PDF

    Would it not be just as quick to re-scan the stuff correctly? I assume that a scanner outputting to PDF is on a photocopier/MFP which would have a document feeder.

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    Re: Rotate a PDF

    Turn the monitor upside down? Or stand on your head whilst reading? Or tell people to print it and turn it the right way.

    Sorry, somebody had to say it.

    if you have cutePDF (or similar free alternative) open the PDF with Acrobat reader, there is a button to "rotate clockwise" (or anti clockwise), rotate til it's the right way up, then print it to cutePDF. It would be a lot quicker to re-scan, but if the source document is no longer available it may be your only option.

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    Re: Rotate a PDF

    rotate til it's the right way up, then print it to cutePDF.
    Thats what I call thinking -Ta

    As for Ric and plexer - wait till there's a vote for most helpful answer given

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    Re: Rotate a PDF

    Quote Originally Posted by SimpleSi
    rotate til it's the right way up, then print it to cutePDF.
    Thats what I call thinking -Ta
    Haha, I thought that was a well thought out way of doing it as well.

    If the computers/scanners you have there are anything like mine here, you'd die for an easier way of rotating them then re-scanning them. I had to scan about 50 pictures for our website and it took me the best part of two days.

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    Re: Rotate a PDF

    sorry been there myself with a canon but I was just scanning docs as images for storage so I roatated them in the gfx package I was scanning into.

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    Re: Rotate a PDF

    Quote Originally Posted by _Bat_
    I had to scan about 50 pictures for our website and it took me the best part of two days.
    No digital cams? I would refuse to sit scanning pics for the website!

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    Re: Rotate a PDF

    Quote Originally Posted by Lee_K_81
    No digital cams? I would refuse to sit scanning pics for the website!
    We do have digital cameras, but that would involve editing the photos for anything else that gets in the picture also which would end up more time consuming.

    I didn't refuse to do it because I see the website as purely my responsibility and if I'm capable of doing it, then I will do. There are obviously some things that I cannot do, such as writing out the heads introduction (which the head has to do) but other then that i'll do everything that it involves lol.

    The only issue I had with it was the speed of the scanner (it took about 60-70 seconds per A4 page) and the speed of the computer (I had to do it on a celeron 300MHZ with 128MB RAM and windows 2000)

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    Re: Rotate a PDF

    Quote Originally Posted by _Bat_
    I didn't refuse to do it because I see the website as purely my responsibility and if I'm capable of doing it, then I will do. There are obviously some things that I cannot do, such as writing out the heads introduction (which the head has to do) but other then that i'll do everything that it involves lol.
    I'm not saying to refuse to do the website. I also see it as my responsibilty to implement but same as you, i see the actual content as other peoples reponsibility, i.e. heads statement, departmental stuff. I just put it on there. I'm just saying I wouldnt want to scan anything for it. People have to give me anything as digital in the first instance. IF there is a photo that they MUST have but cant get again i.e. visit of VIP, then I MIGHT make an exception, or point them in the direction of a scanner or a hungry looking technician if they supply biscuits/cake/alcohol/all of the preceeding!.

    Quote Originally Posted by _Bat_
    if I'm capable of doing it, then I will do.
    Dont put yourself down _Bat_ any idiot is capable of using a scanner (except the ppl as SimpleSi's place which is how this all started!), I would suggest that creating a website is a valid use of your time, spending 2 days scanning photo's might not be.

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    Re: Rotate a PDF

    The best method is surely to print if out the way it is, fax it to yourself, take a picture of it, import the picture into MS Paint, crop/rotate the digital image, et voila!

    (Shamelessly stolen from TDWTF :P)

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    Re: Rotate a PDF

    Quote Originally Posted by webman
    Shamelessly stolen from TDWTF :P)
    Gotta love tdwtf!

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    Re: Rotate a PDF

    Yep, its brillant!

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