Rotate pdf odd number pages using command line

Have you read or caught a sight a type of book, the odd number page are with pictures or illustrations and the even one with texts, or vice versa? The answer mostly is confirmative. Editing this type of pdf file will give you a lot of fun because of its property mentioned above. If you intend to rotate pictures, you can choose all odd number pages to rotate uniformly. Advanced PDF Tools Command Line has already been tailored for you in doing this, with which you can accomplish this task effortlessly.

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 odd number pages

it goes below

pdftools.exe -i “C:\input.pdf” -o “C:\output.pdf” –f “270” –u “odd”


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

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


    Fourth step—Checking

    open the file to check the result


    below are some zoomed ones




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