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Splitting a landscape spread into 2 portrait pages?

New Here ,
Nov 20, 2021 Nov 20, 2021

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Is there anyway I can split a spread into two pages. For context, I am designing a book on Indesign and I made the spread size 16" x 10" as the book I will be printing will be 8" x 10". I thought I would be able to upload the spread as the two facing pages for the printing service I am using, however the pages need to be 8" x 10". So I don't have to redo my page layouts, is there a way I can just simply split the spread in half to create 2 pages?

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Nov 20, 2021 Nov 20, 2021

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It would be easier to do it in Acrobat Pro. Make two copies of the PDF--then crop one for the left page and one for the right page. 

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Nov 20, 2021 Nov 20, 2021

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Yes, add 2 single pages just after the double page.

copy photo and paste the photo on one page. Close the window to the right, the on the 2 second page added paste photo and close the window to the left to fit the page.

Be sure the phot has the same positioning on each single page. 
The delete the spread page.

 

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Nov 21, 2021 Nov 21, 2021

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When setting up your InDesign document for your book choose the TPS (trimmed page size) 8" x 10", facing pages and add bleed, normally 1/8 / 3mm. Although you may design as facing pages, the printer will normally want single pages so they can impose the document to suit their printing requirements. This can be undertaken when you export the work as a suitable PDF for your printer.

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Nov 21, 2021 Nov 21, 2021

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No. You can't do that but you can set up a new document using Derek's instructions and then place the PDF you exported from the original document.

 

Then export a new PDF.

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Nov 21, 2021 Nov 21, 2021

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I agree that any future jobs should be set up correctly as Derek recommended. However, IMHO, the easiest fix for this job would be cropping in Acrobat Pro. 

 

Also, higher-level print companies will have imposition software that can handle this problem. @Kaylene808 Did you discuss the problem with the printer?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 23, 2021 Nov 23, 2021

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Creamer Training said:

"Make two copies of the PDF--then crop one for the left page and one for the right page. "

 

One can do this also by exporting one single PDF document with two PDF pages for every InDesign page.

You simply need a sequence of page numbers in the input field of the PDF Export dialog where every number is written two times like:

1,1,2,2,3,3,4,4

and so on. InDesign will send every page two times in sequence to the exported PDF.

 

In Acrobat's Print Production section under Set Page Boxes you can apply the cropping for every second page with "Odd Pages Only" or "Even Pages Only".

 

Here a sample document with a landscape page size of 297 x 210 mm that is meant for a brochure with 148.5 x 210 mm page size in portrait mode with two pages per spread where currently there is only one:

 

LandscapePages-ExportedInSequence-INDD.PNG

 

Note the numbering scheme in the PDF Export dialog.

 

Now in Acrobat Pro you have the chance to crop pages for every odd or every even page throughout the PDF document:

 

NewPageSize-OddPagesOnly.PNG

 

Result for every odd page:

 

NewPageSize-OddPagesOnly-RESULT.PNG

 

Repeat that for every even page, this time crop from the left:

NewPageSize-EvenPagesOnly.PNG

 

Result:

NewPageSize-EvenPagesOnly-RESULT.PNG

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender

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