Creating page numbers and then printing a spread to pdf

New Here ,
Apr 25, 2021 Apr 25, 2021

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I have added page numbers to my facing pages document and then changed the order to begin on the 4th page at "page 1". Now, I can't get the spread of the first two numbered pages to export as a two-page pdf. InDesign insists on including the first three non numbered pages. What am I doing wrong?

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Apr 25, 2021 Apr 25, 2021

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I guess I messed up my workflow. If I wait to set the pages until I'm done with my layout, it goes smoothly.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 25, 2021 Apr 25, 2021

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You have a few options...

  • If product is being printed on a high-end laser printer, it may have built in impostion settings. Then you don't have to do anything special to your InDesign file.
  • You can use the File > Print Booklet option to impose your document to a printer directly.
  • You can set the InDesign document up as so using the "Allow Spread to Shuffle" settings and the numbering/section options in the Pages panel (I've attached the sample ID file). The numbers you see are automatic page number; you could then print as spreads.

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Allow Document Pages to Shuffle fixed my problem! Thank you!

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