I'm working on a book that opens each chapter on a two-page spread (see attached; if necessary, change Page Display to Two-page view, no Cover Page).
InDesign defaults to opening a file on a recto and adding a blank verso if there's no text after the last recto. I want to reverse these defaults and open each chapter on a Page 2-3 spread, then add a blank recto if necessary at the end.
Well, to follow up, my PDF of the opening spread didn't work here, they were on separate pages, so I created a jpeg, let's see if that works. And BTW, I don't know how to use code in InD, so this may not be possible, and I'll have to rework the PDF of the book and somehow make the page numbering correct.