InDesign double page spread in PDF ?

Explorer ,
Sep 27, 2016 Sep 27, 2016

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Hi,

I have just designed a booklet in InDesign which will be printed but the client has asked to have a digital version which shows a full page spread for the front cover. The program by default splits it because it thinks it's a booklet but is there any way to do this in inDesign so that the front cover can be exported to PDF as a 2 page spread side by side instead of just one?

Thanks in advance for the help!

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Guru ,
Sep 27, 2016 Sep 27, 2016

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Create the cover on a separate document and export to pdf then combine with other pdf pages in acrobat from File>create>combine files into a single pdf

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Sep 27, 2016 Sep 27, 2016

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No need for a separate document.

File>Export to PDF

I don't know how big your document is - but if it's 24 pages then

Select Page Range

24,1

Tick Spreads

Then export pages 2-23 as per normal.

Then combine the files in a PDF.

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Participant ,
Mar 22, 2021 Mar 22, 2021

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Eugene, thank you for posting this.

 

Adobe, if you're listening... this is less than ideal. It should be possible to export a spreads PDF without having to jerryrig it.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Sep 27, 2016 Sep 27, 2016

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And if you have the latest version of InDesign you can add a couple of animations and export it as Publish Online document and really impress your client!

(You can also allow users to download it as PDF version.)

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Explorer ,
Apr 21, 2017 Apr 21, 2017

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I am trying to use Publish Online, but I simply cannot work out how to make it show up as Spreads so it reads like a magazine, instead its showing as single pages? I made a PDF preset with spreads set to on and applied it before publishing, but this didn't seem to make a difference.

I am  new to teaching myself inDesign, I have searched google and can find lots of suggestions for exporting PDFs, as  I have got that working previously, but I can't work out how to do it for this Print Online feature which I would love to be able to ultilize.

This thread seemed the closest to what I am asking so I figured I would ask here

Thanks

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Adobe Employee ,
Apr 24, 2017 Apr 24, 2017

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Hi Sam,

Select 'Spread' in Publish Online settings dialog which comes on clicking Publish Online.

Thanks

-Anshul

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Explorer ,
Sep 27, 2016 Sep 27, 2016

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Thanks everyone! These were all super helpful... and quick and easy.

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