No, the view is correct in acrobat. We need to be able to edit scanned engineering drawings. I can open them with acrobat pro and rotate to the correct view and save it. But when i open them in illustrator it rotated 90°.
I can open them with acrobat pro and rotate to the correct view and save it.
That is what is causing the rotation in Illustrator. What happens if you simply open the PDF without rotating it in Acrobat first?
The drawings have been scanned from a printer to pdf or they have been printed to a pdf file from an autocad, microsoft program etc. The drawings have been around for years and years and there are thousands. I have acrobat the version that allows me to mark them up rotate etc. and save it that way. But what i cannot do, is edit the drawing or the text that is there without exporting it to a jpg file and editing it in microsoft paint which sucks. I know illustrator can do it but this not be able to rotate the page thing is frustrating. Also, i have tried this in photoshop which might be the better solution but i like illustrator better because we can open autocad files and draw on them if need be.
The drawings have been scanned...or they have been printed to a pdf...have been around for years and years and there are thousands...what i cannot do, is edit the drawing or the text that is there without exporting it to a jpg file... I know illustrator can do it but this not be able to rotate the page thing is frustrating...i like illustrator better because we can open autocad files...
I strongly suspect you are in for a lot more frustration than just having to rotate the content of an import.
JPEG is a raster image format. Illustrator cannot edit raster images.
Just because something is saved as a PDF doesn't meant it consists of vector-based paths which can be edited in a program like Illustrator. PDF is a "meta format"; think of it as a container which can contain any combination of raster images, vector paths, and text objects.
When you import .dwg or .dxf files that are exported from a CAD program, you are importing vector-based artwork that can be translated into a general-purpose drawing program's (like Illustrator) native Bezier paths. That is not at all the same thing as scanning a drawing (thereby creating a raster image), saving it as a PDF (merely containing the raster image in a PDF format "wrapper"), and opening the PDF in Illustrator (merely importing the contained raster image).
I am not looking for an explanation of how Illustrator works with certain files or the difference between vector based CAD files and raster images. Athough that was interesting, I was only pointing out that I like the options available in Illustrator to view and draw on cad files and that is why I would like to possibly use it for our department. Anyway's, can one import a .pdf (raster image) into illustrator rotate it to the correct orientation (landscape or portrait) and then edit them (erase lines and text). When I import a pdf (raster image) into illustrator it sees every line, text and symbols in the image. Therefore one should not have to turn there head to one side or the other to see the correct orientation. If illustrator is not the right program for this then can someone please direct me to the right one. It is hard to believe that Illustrator cannot rotate an imported images.
Correct rotate the artwork, and to rotate the artboard.
To clear up on acrobat rotation, what happens there is a line of code is just added with the command that only acrobat recognizes, so in Illustrator the rotation does not happen.