How to turn off Facing pages in InDesign

Community Beginner ,
May 26, 2019 May 26, 2019

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I am New to Indesign. I am going to publish a catalog on issuu and want to,as I am a inexperienced designer,to use a template. However, How do I turn of facing pages as there are no Properties panel in the Norwegian Version?

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LEGEND ,
May 26, 2019 May 26, 2019

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This should be in the Document Setup dialog. See Opprette nye dokumenter i Adobe InDesign CC 2015 og eldre versjoner -- it says "for older versions, but the dialog is the same in the latest version. The Help for that version, however, seems to overly concentrate on creating a new document from scratch, and is not translated into Norwegian.

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Community Beginner ,
May 26, 2019 May 26, 2019

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Yes it is ok for new documents from scratch. However if you want to take a template and turn off facing pages it does not seem to be possible.

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May 26, 2019 May 26, 2019

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Go to Document Setup options from File menu and this way you can turn of facing pages, then go to Pages panel and remow left or roght Master page

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Adobe Employee ,
May 31, 2019 May 31, 2019

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Hi there,

Thanks for reaching out. I understand that you are trying to turn off facing pages in InDesign. As mentioned above, you can do that by going to File > Document Setup and uncheck Facing Pages option in Document Setup dialog box.

                    

For more information on Pages and Spreads in InDesign you can refer to this help article: Pages and spreads in InDesign

Let us know if this helps or if you need any further assistance.

Regards,

Srishti

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 02, 2019 Jun 02, 2019

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Hello.

Thank you for reply. It is not a problem with a clean new document. However it does not look like it is possible with templates. I am going to publish on ISSUU and it appear that they only want single pages in the upload.

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LEGEND ,
Jun 03, 2019 Jun 03, 2019

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I'm having a hard time believing that it is impossible to change Facing Pages "because it is based on a template". The latter has nothing to do with it -- you should always be able to toggle Facing Pages in the Document Setup dialog.

However … whether or not Facing Pages is selected, the PDF that you create should not be in 'facing pages' format -- as spreads (by default).

Which leads me to think you are not looking at the correct place to change this, or not explaining the problem at your end enough.

You are probably assuming this "Facing Pages" thing also influences the PDF export. It does not. I bet your problem is that you have "Spreads" ticked in the Export Adobe PDF dialog, instead of "Pages":

(Image taken from https://help.issuu.com/hc/en-us/articles/204815468-Exporting-from-InDesign-to-Issuu-Ready-PDFs, which, funny enough, ends with referring to Pages and spreads in InDesign (Norwegian version: Sider og oppslag i InDesign). But, again, for clarity: you can design in spreads or not, but if you export the PDF as separate pages -- not spreads -- then there should be no difference.

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May 23, 2022 May 23, 2022

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I did that to my template and it totally messed up the page design. Is there a way to do this so it won't mess up the design?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 01, 2019 Jun 01, 2019

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Is the catalog going to be printed and bound? Multi-page documents that will be printed usually need to be setup as facing pages so that the pages can be correctly imposed at the printer.

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