This post will help you rearrange PDF pages in Windows 11/10 using some free online tools and software. If you have some PDF with unsorted pages, these tools can come in handy to arrange pages of those PDF files as per your needs. Once the output is ready, you can have a separate PDF with arranged pages.
Rearrange PDF pages using free online tools or software
In this post, we have added 2 free online tools and 3 free software to rearrange PDF pages. Most of these tools let you add multiple PDF files and arrange pages of all those PDFs together, but if PDF file(s) have a lot of pages, then these tools may hang and might not work as expected. Also, you must have a backup of your original PDF file(s), in case something goes wrong. Here is a list of all these tools:
- PDF Arranger
- PDF Juggler.
Let’ check these tools.
iLovePDF is an online PDF suite that has 10+ tools. One of those tools is to organize PDF using which you can rearrange pages of a PDF file by numbers or you can also drag n drop pages to arrange them. Its free plan does have limitations but it doesn’t mention file size limit, number of PDFs that can be uploaded per day, etc.
It lets you upload PDF from desktop or from your Google Drive or Dropbox account. You can add more than one PDF file, arrange their pages, and get a single PDF file from the input PDFs. So, it can also be used to merge multiple PDF files.
Let’s check the steps to rearrange PDF pages using this tool:
- Open Organize PDF tool of this service
- Use the Select PDF file button to add PDF from the desktop. Or else, you can also use the available icons to add a PDF from Dropbox or Google Drive
- Rearrange PDF pages by drag n drop or by number option
- Click on the Organize button available on the right section
- Click on the Download file button to save the output PDF.
If you want, you can also save the output PDF to your Google Drive or Dropbox account using the given options.
PDFChef is another online PDF suite that brings multiple tools. You can use it to convert MS Office files to PDF, images to PDF, split PDF, delete PDF pages, and more. A tool to rearrange PDF pages is also present that has some good features. These are:
- There is no limit to process the number of PDF files
- There is no size limit to upload PDF
- You can upload multiple PDF files
- You can also rotate PDF pages to the left or right
- The option to rearrange multiple pages of input PDF files at once is also present.
Using this tool is also very simple. At first, you need to open Rearrange PDF Pages tool of this pdfchef.com website. After that, you can either drag n drop PDF file(s) from your computer or use Choose Files button to upload PDF(s).
Once the PDF files are uploaded, the thumbnails of PDF pages are visible. Now, to arrange pages of PDF files, select pages of your choice, and then drag n drop those pages to some other places where you want them. This will move those selected pages from the original location to the new location.
Finally, use Save and download button to get the output PDF with arranged pages.
3] PDF Arranger
PDF Arranger software lets you split, merge, rotate, crop, and rearrange PDF pages. You can add multiple PDF files and then change the order of pages easily. The Thumbnail preview is visible for all the pages and you can also zoom in to view each page clearly.
This tool is available in portable and installer versions and you can get it from github.com. Launch the tool and then add PDF files by drag n drop or using the Import icon. When thumbnails of PDF pages are loaded completely, select the pages of your choice, and change their positions using the drag n drop option.
To save the output PDF, click on the Main Menu icon available on the top right part of its interface, and use the Save as option. Do note that forms and outlines might lose while saving the output. So, it is good to have an original PDF file(s) and generate a separate copy of arranged pages.
PdfJumbler is free software that you can use to delete, rotate, merge, and rearrange pages of PDF. Multiple PDF files can be added at once on its interface.
You can download this tool from github.com. Grab its JAR file or EXE file (Java Runtime Environment is needed to use this tool using its EXE file).
After installation, launch the tool and use the Open/add document icon to add PDF file(s). Alternatively, you can also drag n drop PDF documents on its interface.
When the thumbnails of PDF pages are visible, select the pages that you want to rearrange and then drag n drop the selected pages to any other position. If you are not able to view page thumbnails clearly on its interface, then use the Zoom in button available on the top left part so that you can select the correct pages.
Once all the pages are rearranged, click on the Save document button, and select the output location to save your PDF file. This tool works well, but for a few PDF files, it automatically rotated pages during my testing. So, you should check if the output comes good.
5] PDF Juggler
PDF Juggler is another handy tool to rearrange pages of PDF documents. Multiple PDF files can be added at once and then you can rearrange pages of PDF files easily. It also comes with the features to rotate selected pages clockwise or anti-clockwise and zoom in and out page thumbnails. The feature to remove selected pages is also present which makes it more useful.
You can get this tool from github.com. Install and launch this tool. After that, you can either drag n drop PDF file(s) on its interface or use Add File… option available under the File menu to insert PDF files.
When all the thumbnails of the pages of PDF files are visible, you can start the rearranging process. Simply, select pages of your choice, and then drag n drop them to the required place.
Finally, use Save As option present under the File menu to store the output PDF file.
Hope these tools will be helpful.
How can I rearrange PDF pages for free?
As you can see, we have already covered some good free online tools as well as the software above that can help you rearrange PDF pages for free. Each tool has its own benefits. Try any of the above-explained tools and see which one is better for you.
Can you rearrange pages in Adobe Reader?
Yes, Adobe Acrobat Reader DC does come with an Organize Pages feature to arrange as well as reorder PDF pages. However, that feature is available in its paid plan. So, if you can arrange PDF pages using free tools, then it is good to use such tools before buying some paid product.