You can change the orientation of a page when it prints. For example, you can print a page horizontally (landscape) or vertically (portrait). You can:

Automatically rotate pages when printing

Manually rotate pages when printing


Automatically rotate pages when printing

The Auto-Rotate And Center option in the Print dialog box automatically selects the page orientation that best matches the content and paper. For example, a spreadsheet could print horizontally, while a newsletter could print vertically. The Auto-Rotate And Center option overrides the orientation selected in Page Setup (Acrobat 10.x) or Print Setup (Acrobat 9.x).

Reader or Acrobat (Windows)

  1. Choose File > Print.

  2. In the Page Handling area of the Print dialog box, make sure that Auto-Rotate and Center is selected. (This option is selected by default.)

    Make sure that Auto-Rotate and Center is selected
  3. Click OK to print.

Reader or Acrobat (Mac OS)

  1. Click the Printer icon in the toolbar.

  2. In the Page Handling area of the Print dialog box, make sure that Auto-Rotate and Center is selected. (This option is selected by default.)

    Make sure that Auto-Rotate and Center is selected
  3. Click OK or Print.

Manually rotate pages when printing

Only the orientation of the paper changes; the orientation of the content does not change.

Reader or Acrobat 10.x (Windows)

  1. Choose File > Print.
  2. In the Page Handling area of the Print dialog box, deselect Auto-Rotate And Center.

    Deselect Auto-Rotate and Center
  3. Click the Page Setup button in the lower-left corner of the Print dialog box.

    Click the Page Setup button in the lower-left corner
  4. Select the new page orientation and click OK.

    Select the new page orientation and click OK.
  5. Click OK to print.

Reader or Acrobat 10.x (Mac OS)

  1. Click the Printer icon in the toolbar.

  2. In the Page Handling area of the Print dialog box, deselect Auto-Rotate and Center.

    Deselect Auto-Rotate and Center.
  3. Click the Page Setup button in the lower-left corner of the Print dialog box.

    Click the Page Setup button
  4. Select the new page orientation and click OK.

  5. Click OK to print.

Reader or Acrobat 9.x (Windows)

  1. Choose File > Print Setup.

  2. Select the new page orientation and click OK.

    Select the new page orientation and click OK.
  3. Choose File > Print.

  4. In the Page Handling area of the Print dialog box, deselect Auto-Rotate And Center.

    Deselect Auto-Rotate And Center.
  5. Click OK to print.

Reader or Acrobat 9.x (Mac OS)

  1. Choose File > Page Setup.

  2. Select the new page orientation and click OK.

    Select the new page orientation and click OK.
  3. Choose File > Print.

  4. Make sure that the Print dialog box is in the expanded mode by clicking the arrow to the right of the Printer pop-up menu.

    Make sure that the Print dialog box is in the expanded mode
  5. In the Page Handling area of the Print dialog box, deselect Auto-Rotate And Center.

    Deselect Auto-Rotate And Center.
  6. Click Print.

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