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Rotating the view of pages in Illustrator
December 11, 2006 10:56 AM   Subscribe

Is there a way to rotate my view of a page in Adobe Illustrator?

I'm using Adobe Illustrator CS2 (12.0.0) on a Mac (OS/X 10.4.8) to edit a multi-page PDF (created by someone else) that is rotated 90 degrees. This means that the visual bottom of each page is on the right side of my monitor, making it a literal pain in the neck to edit.

Is there a way to rotate the way I view the page, without having to change the page layout from portrait to landscape, then select and rotate all the objects? In other words, can I change the orientation I see without having to change the actual document layout?

If not, is there an easy way to change the document layout, then change it back again? I'll have to do this for 28 pages, and I want to end up with a document that's laid out the same way it was when I started.

Many thanks!
posted by ottereroticist to Computers & Internet (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
You can rotate the entire .pdf in Acrobat before you take it to Illustrator. Document, Rotate Pages.... (Shft+Cntl+R on a PC).
posted by hydrophonic at 11:13 AM on December 11, 2006


If you have Adobe Acrobat, you can rotate all the pages at once there.

Don't think there's a way to do this in Ilustrater natively though.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 11:13 AM on December 11, 2006


If you DON"T have Acrobat, you can send it to me and I'll rotate it for ya.

address in profile.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 11:15 AM on December 11, 2006


Aha! Perfect. Thanks so much.
posted by ottereroticist at 11:37 AM on December 11, 2006


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