I am looking for a PDF editor that can:

  • rotate
  • add text

ideally this would be open source, but freeware is acceptable - i would prefer to avoid anything that requires Java - as I dont want to install Java


2 Answers 2


Xodo can do all this, and it is completely free (no ads, no in-app purchases)

  • There is support/uservoice page that contains documentation for each platform. feedback.xodo.com
    – Ryan
    Jul 5, 2018 at 22:05
  • That definitely should not be happening. Can you create a new SO question, or submit ticket here: xodo.com/support.html. Please clearly indicate your browser+os, and your exact steps to reproduce. Note that there is a windows xodo native app available from the store, if you prefer something installed.
    – Ryan
    Jul 6, 2018 at 19:27

You can do this with PdfCpu. Rotate example:

pdfcpu rotate in.pdf 90

Stamp example:

pdfcpu stamp add -p 1 -m text March 'pos:tc, rot:0, sc:1 abs' in.pdf

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