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How to Reverse the Order of Adobe Acrobat PDF Pages

Posted by David  •  Jan 15th, 2010 5:26:06 am - Subscribe | Mood: good | Music: Candee Jay - Back For Me

This entry explains how to reverse the order of Adobe Arcrobat PDF Pages. The process is not to hard, just kind of tricky to find.

How to Reverse the Order of Adobe Acrobat PDF Pages

  1. Open Adobe Acrobat
  2. Go to File
  3. Find the PDF File in which you would like to reverse the pages
  4. Now press CTRL+P or Apple+P to open a print dialog box
  5. Check mark reverse pages (This will be under the print range section)
  6. Now select the drop down menu under Printer
  7. Adobe PDF
  8. Hit the Ok button
  9. Now save the document

Your pages will now be reversed for you from 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 to 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10.

I hope this helps, if you know a quicker way leave a comment.

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anonymous Says:
March 28th, 2010

very smart method...thanks a lot

anonymous Says:
April 05th, 2010

Personally I set my defaults on my printer to print in reverse order. This way *all* my multi-page documents print in reverse order. When I collect the completed print outs, the last page is at the bottom of the pile and the first page is at the top.

How to do this will change for each printer, but in M$ Windows essentially if you go to <Control Panel> <Printers and Faxes> [Rick click your Printer] <Properties> <Printing Preferences>. From here you need to find the option to print in reverse order. Of the different printer drivers installed on my PC one says 'Reverse order' (Epson), another says 'Print last page first' (Lexmark), so your specific wording may vary.

Once you have set things as you wish, click the <OK> button and the settings will be applied for all printing jobs on any program as a default.

This may not be the speediest method for one printout, but once applied, it will affect all your printouts and make things easier in the long run.

Whilst the above guidelines are for M$ Windows, I would assume that a similar methods applies to all operating systems.

anonymous Says:
September 22nd, 2010

woahh..that was so cool idea...great...thanks!!!

anonymous Says:
November 09th, 2010

In case Acrobat Pro is used better way is to use JScipt:

anonymous Says:
December 05th, 2010

thank you! that was really useful. i was about to reverse it manually..

anonymous Says:
March 03rd, 2011

Best things after sliced bread! Very smart. Never got anythings better from the web.

anonymous Says:
March 13th, 2011

Great! Thanks!

anonymous Says:
April 22nd, 2011

Thanks you saved me alot of time

anonymous Says:
August 05th, 2011

not working in cs5

anonymous Says:
September 29th, 2011

Hmm. Did not work for me. Sounded so simple too. Wont let me save the document after changing in print dialog box.

anonymous Says:
October 12th, 2011


anonymous Says:
October 21st, 2011

wonderful operate, with thanks

anonymous Says:
October 21st, 2011

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anonymous Says:
April 26th, 2012

Perfect, Thanks a lot

anonymous Says:
May 23rd, 2012

David Polanco ... many thanks! I'd been scratching my head over this one. For some reason my Acrobat 9 Standard has taken to converting Word docs into backwards PDFs (page s in reverse order). This fixes it. Very grateful :-) Andy

anonymous Says:
October 18th, 2012

There is no way to save from the print dialog box in Adobe X!

anonymous Says:
January 25th, 2013

Thanks. It is printing in PDF and will flatten all the markups. Easier way is to buy and use Bluebeam PDF editor. Intuitive, powerful, flexible, cheaper and personalized great service.

anonymous Says:
June 21st, 2013

I needed to insert 84 pictures in order inside the pdf. When I selected the files thy insert in reverse order. A simple fix was to delete all of them.
By opening pages on the side, I selected "INSERT PAGES" "FROM FILE."
I opened the appropriate folder.
Then I selected "DATE MODIFIED" and clicked it. That reversed the order in the selection and inserted them in the correct order. I imagine you can do that with NAME, too. Hope this helps.

anonymous Says:
September 04th, 2013

This only PRINTS in reverse order, the customer needs to see a Proof / sample with pages reversed in a saved PDF file. This will not save or save as, well back to reversing by hand. Anyone else got a trick?

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