How do I combine the contents of two indesign files into a single file?

Community Beginner ,
Apr 13, 2022 Apr 13, 2022

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I have 5 .indd files which I now want to combine, sequentially, into a single .indd file.  How can I do this please?

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Apr 13, 2022 Apr 13, 2022

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You may be better off using the book feature but short of that, open all the files and use the move pages command from each document into the master document you want to use.

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Apr 13, 2022 Apr 13, 2022

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Hi @No Notes:

 

You can drag and drop the page icons in the Pages panel from one file to another (Window > Arrange is handy) or you can use Move Pages from the Pages panel menu.

 

~Barb

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Apr 13, 2022 Apr 13, 2022

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Thank you.  This has worked (move pages!).  Now I find that in the pages widow my pages do not display evenly.  Some are right then left then right etc of the centre line.  Others are joined, double-page spreads...  How can I rearrange them so they display simply as double-page spreads OR as single pages, siply one on top of the other.  Thanks.

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Hi @No Notes:

 

Use Allow Document Pages to Shuffle and Allow Selected Spreads to Shuffle in the Pages panel menu. 

Details here: https://www.rockymountaintraining.com/adobe-indesign-allow-document-pages-or-selected-spread-to-shuf...

 

~Barb

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Thank you so much.  I've done what you said but it is till not settling right.  The first few pages go wrong...  and it goes wrong later too.  Screen grabs attached below

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Hi @No Notes:

 

Tell us exactly what you need.

 

If odd pages right, even on the left, check both Allow Document Pages to Shuffle and Allow Selected Spreads to Shuffle in the Pages panel. 

 

~Barb

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