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How to Rearrange PDF Pages

Oct 10 2023

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Do you remember the last time you needed to reorder a PDF presentation, shift an appendix to the end, or simply wanted to move a single page to produce a coherent file or report?

The frustration of not knowing how to do it can have you waste valuable time searching for a way to do so.

But here's the good news: you don't need an expensive software suite or high-level tech skills. All you need is one tool and an internet connection.

In this quick guide, we'll show you the simple way of rearranging PDF pages with Xodo.

Reorder PDF pages online for free

While there are a few ways to start reordering your PDF pages with Xodo, the most straight forward way is to use the Rearrange PDF Pages tool. Here’s how:

1. Go to Xodo’s free online Rearrange PDF Pages tool.

2. Upload your PDF file.

3. Drag and drop the page thumbnails to move your PDF pages around as needed. Or, if you're in List view, click and drag your pages up or down through the list of PDF pages.

Rearrange PDF pages online

4. When you’re satisfied with your new page order, click on Reorder Now.

5. Click on Download to save the updated PDF file to your device or save it to Google Drive or Xodo Drive.

Xodo has many tools for tweaking and editing your PDF files. In other words, you can move your PDF pages around while also performing other PDF tasks at any step in the PDF editing process.

Rearrange pages with Xodo’s PDF editing tools

If you’re viewing or editing PDF content, whether it be annotating a PDF business report or editing PDF text, you can instantly move and reposition your pages within the file at the same time. 

1. Go to any one of Xodo’s PDF content viewing and free editing tools:

2. Upload your PDF document from your device.

3. When the PDF is opened, ensure that the side panel is expanded and displayed by clicking on the Panel icon in the user interface.

Panel icon in Xodo user interface

4. Click on the thumbnail of the PDF page you wish to move. You can then do one of two things:

  • Click and drag the page thumbnail where you wish to move it.
  • Click on the 3 dots under the page you wish to move and select to either Move to Top or Move to Bottom.
PDF page options context menu in Xodo’s side panel

5. Continue with your PDF editing task.

6. Then once your task is done, save or download your PDF to your device or cloud storage. The pages you moved will also be saved.

Rearrange pages while restructuring PDFs with Xodo

You can also reorder your pages while you organize PDF content and pages on the document level. Here’s how:

1. Go to any of Xodo’s free PDF document editing tools:

2. Upload your PDF file from your device.

3. When the PDF is opened in the user interface, you’ll be able to manipulate your pages individually. If using the Merge PDF tool, click on Select and merge pages in the toolbar. Then simply click and drag the pages throughout the document where you wish.

Reordered PDF pages in Xodo’s Merge PDF tool

4. Complete your PDF task.

5. Then download and save your newly arranged and restructured PDF. The PDF that is saved and downloaded will contain the reordered pages where you’ve placed them.

The Xodo advantage

For any user working with PDFs, time is money and rearranging PDF pages efficiently can be a game-changer when you need to:

  • Shuffle pages in lengthy contracts for professionals in the finance industry. Xodo can help you instantly reorder sections on the spot.
  • Divide academic research papers into multiple parts that make sense for your reader.
  • Print up parts of a large PDF file. All the pages you want to print can be presented in the order you wish.
  • Streamline data analysis by rearranging the pages into a logical sequence first. Your data can then be analyzed page by page as needed.

Get all of your PDF tasks done with Xodo

As you can see, streamlining your document tasks can be a breeze. All you need is Xodo to ensure the pages of your proposals, reports, and contracts are in order. No more fumbling with unwieldy and disorganized PDFs. You can instantly perform every PDF task you need and get your documents just the way you need them.

So, the next time you find yourself wrestling with a PDF, turn to Xodo to quickly manipulate your PDF pages with ease online. Give Xodo Pro a try to access every possible feature there is and you can experience the difference for yourself!

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Reena Cruz

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