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Adding a visual dividing line at the gutter of a two page spread in Publish Online

Community Beginner ,
Mar 12, 2022 Mar 12, 2022

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I am sending a book layout from Indesign to Publish Online. The two-page spreads do not show the a line between pages. Is there a way to add the dividing line at what would be the gutter of the book?

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Community Expert , Mar 12, 2022 Mar 12, 2022

Draw a line on the spine on the mparent page

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Thanks- Just came up with a solution myself. I drew a center line with a medium grey color on the master page in the InDesign layout - which is a double spread. I even added a very light grey to white color gradient to look like a shadow in the gutter on either side.

I thought that there might be an automatic fix but this is probably better.

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Draw a line on the spine on the mparent page

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Thanks- Just came up with a solution myself. I drew a center line with a medium grey color on the master page in the InDesign layout - which is a double spread. I even added a very light grey to white color gradient to look like a shadow in the gutter on either side.

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Not an answer to your particular question but this facility of adding column rules can be overlooked and some may find useful.

To add column rules to a selected text frame choose Object>Text Frame Options (CMD-B) and select the Column Rules tab. Select the Insert Column Rules option to turn on column rules and then adjust the following options: Rule Length To extend or shorten the column rule adjust the Start and End values

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