Email Attachment Question

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  1. MIKES3

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    The person who sent me the attachment sent it up side down. Is there a way to rotate it right side up?
     
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    Hi Mike - if you have the current 'native' photo app on your iPad, edit functions including 'rotate' are now available - which iOS version are you running?

    Also, if the photo sent was taken w/ an iPad, this has been an occasional complaint about the device's camera - orientation of the 'home button' may be the culprit (sometimes?) - so if true, you may want to inform the sender since other recipients may be having the same experience? :)
     
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    Thanks for the quick response. The attachment was scanned and it's a PDF file, so no it wasnt snapped with the iPad camera. I currently run IOS 5 on my tablet.

    From what I gather on your above post you have to use the Photo app in order to do this? It cant be done on the email?
     
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    Not a fix, but a workaround which I'm sure most people already know, but there may be a few noobs who don't:

    The iPad has a screen rotation lock, so you can rotate your upside down PDF without the screen automatically turning it. You could then take a screen shot of it up the right way if that would be useful for future quick viewing. The screen lock is beside the volume control, and you take a screen shot by quickly holding the home and off button at the same time.
     
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    Sorry Mike - just assumed that the attachment was a photo; if a multiple page PDF file and as you likely have already done, the file can be opened in the mail app, but I'm not aware that a rotation is possible; of course, the file can be exported to other apps on the iPad, such as iBooks & Goodreader, but not sure if there is an option in those programs to do an inversion? Hopefully, others may have suggestions for an app w/ that capability.

    BTW, if you use the other excellent suggestion made, keep in mind that the side switch is defaulted to 'mute' the sound, but can be re-set to 'screen lock' in the 'Settings' app or the multi-taskbar can be opened and the screen locked from the far left (i.e. swipe right); however, if you find a solution, please post back - might help others. Good luck - :)
     
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    Great info everyone. I'll keep it all in mind. Thank you
     
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    GoodReader will let rotate the PDF, but when you email or use Open In to copy it to another app it shows up right side up again; so all it is doing changing the local view mode.

    PDF Expert has an option where you can view the pages as thumbnails, select, and rotate them. The pages stayed rotated when I used Open In to copy it to iBooks, and when I viewed the the PDF on the computer after emailing it.
     

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