Using AP, there are two methods of rotating pages. Think of one method as a view rotation and the other as a total file rotation. You want to go after the file rotation.
Problem. Most commonly used is the view rotation method (not permanent). Generally, these are menu buttons or perhaps you are using Ctrl+Shift+Plus/Minus to rotate left or right. Don't use this. Following a view rotation, notice your save icon is grayed out and if you save as..., there is no change.
Solution. Open your file that you want rotated (even if it is 1000 pages all in the wrong direction). Go to Document/Rotate Pages... or use Ctrl+Shift+R and this opens your rotation menu. You have several rotation options to rotate single pages, all pages, or a selection of pages. Choose what you need and select OK to proceed. Now you have two options; 1. You will notice your save icon is no longer grayed out so you can permanenly save the file, 2. You will be able to save as... a new file, should you want to keep the original in tact. Both options permanenly save your chosen rotation(s). This has been built into to software for quite some time but is often overlooked - and rightly so as its not immediately evident.
No cumbersome third-party software needed to resolve (or learn).
No printer driver to fumble with.