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pdf270 — rotate the pages of pdf files




pdf270 rotates the pages of files in the Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) through 90 degrees (clockwise).

If no source PDF file ('SRC') is specified, input is from /dev/stdin. If 'PAGESPEC' is omitted, all pages are processed.

Source files are processed sequentially into a single output unless the '--batch' option is used, in which case they are processed separately.

pdf270 operates on one or more PDF files, and (either with the '--batch' option or with '--outfile DIR' where 'DIR' is a directory) the resulting files have the suffix 'rotated270' applied to their names by default. To change the suffix, use the '--suffix' option, for example

pdf270 --suffix '-turned' --batch myfile1.pdf myfile2.pdf

will result in files named 'myfile1-turned.pdf' and 'myfile2-turned.pdf'.

pdf270 is a simple wrapper for pdfjam, which is a front end to many of the capabilities of the pdfpages package for pdflatex. A working installation of pdflatex with the pdfpages package is required.

pdf270 is part of the "PDFjam" package of tools, whose homepage is at http://go.warwick.ac.uk/pdfjam.


See http://go.warwick.ac.uk/pdfjam .


For the available options and site/user defaults, see the output of

pdfjam --help

For further information and some examples see http://go.warwick.ac.uk/pdfjam .

Limitations and Bugs

pdf270 does not work with encrypted PDF files, and does not preserve hyperlinks.

Please report bugs! See the website at http://go.warwick.ac.uk/pdfjam .

See Also



PDFjam is distributed under the GNU public license.


pdf270 is written and maintained by David Firth as part of the PDFjam package.


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