Rotate pdf even number pages using command line

You maybe fret that there are plenty of even number pages in your pdf files, if you are asked to rotate them, it would be a tedious task. Have you ever thought rotating the even number pages uniformly by using a tool which will greatly save your time? It is no need to seek far and near, the Advanced PDF Tools Command Line is your best choice. Only four steps-downloading, launching, inputting, checking-you will not only obtain the tool but also know how to operate it.

First step—Downloading

Follow this link you will obtain Advanced PDF Tools

The whole package is just of 3.04 MB, making the download swiftly, do remember to extract it, for it is a zipped package.

Second step—Launching

You are bound to launch MS-DOS command prompt window. Because the command line is bound to be operated under the MS-DOS environment. The procedure is easy, and the following pictures will guide you.

1) click “start” and then go to “Run”



2) input cmd into the following


3) press “ok”, you will find MS-DOS command prompt window popping up


Third step—Inputting

Input the command to rotate pdf even number pages

it goes below

pdftools.exe -i “C:\input.pdf” -o “C:\output.pdf” –f “-90” –u “even”


  • -i is to specify a pdf filename or a directory for input, 
  • -o to specify the pdf file name for output,
  • -f “-90”, –f is to set page rotation and “-90”  is the degree of rotation, which can be replaced by other degree such as 90, 180, 270, -180, etc,
  • -u “even”:“-u” to specify pages, “even” refers to the even number pages.

when the input is done, press “enter” key, you will see


Fourth step—Checking

Time for opening the file to check the result, screenshots again


you find that the even number pages have been rotated as the command line requests, below are some separated ones




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