HELP: How do I to change spread to single pages?

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Sep 24, 2015 Sep 24, 2015

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Hello All...First time poster!

I have an InDesign Document that was set up as two pages in two spreads but now I am trying to export to a PDF as Single Pages (for email purposes) although even when ensuring the spreads option is not check, the output is still coming as a spread. Am I missing something or doing something wrong? Please help!
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Most Valuable Participant , Sep 24, 2015 Sep 24, 2015
Your screenshots don't tell enough, as we do not see the pages.I suppose the document setup was done wrong, instead of setting up the size in the size of xropped pages, the document was set up in spread's site. This would be terrible wrong,Start again with a new facing page document and copy and paste from this to the new one.

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Enthusiast ,
Sep 24, 2015 Sep 24, 2015

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Hi Candace,

It looks like the artwork is not set up as single pages. Those two spreads that you have contain two pages each. Check your document setup dialog (File>Document Setup...) and see whether facing pages is selected.

You may need to set up a new document with facing pages and copy and paste your elements into it.

Regards,

Malcolm

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Sep 24, 2015 Sep 24, 2015

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Your screenshots don't tell enough, as we do not see the pages.

I suppose the document setup was done wrong, instead of setting up the size in the size of xropped pages, the document was set up in spread's site. This would be terrible wrong,

Start again with a new facing page document and copy and paste from this to the new one.

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Thanks! That is what I did.

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Sep 24, 2015 Sep 24, 2015

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‌Your pages look too wide. Document setup has to have the size of a single cropped page, never the size of a spread.

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Enthusiast ,
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Hi Candace,

Do you mean that is what you did initially, and still have a problem? Or that you are now OK?

Regards,

Malcolm

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Sep 24, 2015 Sep 24, 2015

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I am okay now.

I did not set up the document, just received the working files. I copy & pasted as suggested to get the document I required.

Thank you for your help.

Candace

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Community Beginner ,
Apr 18, 2017 Apr 18, 2017

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To change to a pages view from a spread view in InDesign you can do this,

file >> document Setup >> (UNCHECK) facing pages

To change the order after exporting the file to a PDF.  Open the PDF in Acrobat and then press "F4".  Then rearrange as needed.

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Nov 15, 2020 Nov 15, 2020

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Thank you for this!

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 07, 2021 Jan 07, 2021

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Hi there,

I have a document set up as NOT facing pages. In my pages menu, they show are individual pages but when I go to add pages, it says "you can't have more than 10 pages in a spread." but I don't have spreads. In doc setup, facing pages is not checked. At the bottom of the pages dropdown, it says "67 pages in 67 spreads." This needs to be single pages and as complex as the document is, I can't start over. Do you have a clue how I can fix this or even how I caused it? I've never had this happen before. I'm not a new user. Just bizarre. I would appreciate any help I can get. Thanks! be.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 08, 2021 Jan 08, 2021

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Turn on Allow Document Pages to Shuffle.

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