How to put a 'gap' between pages in a spread in Indesign


(sort of step 2 for this question but also technically a new question in its own right)

I have 4 pages side by side in a spread and i would like to put a small gap between them, to simulate how they will be pinned up on the wall. At the moment the pages touch edge to edge.

Is it possible to have these pages side by side but with a gap between them?

again; using Indesign CS5

4/13/2017 12:46:00 PM

Accepted Answer

I know this answer is super late, and I doubt anyone will see it. But I've just figured out how to do this, so I thought I'd share.

If I'm understanding you correctly, here are the steps:

  1. Select the Page Tool (third from the top of the toolbar)
  2. Select one of your pages on the artboard
  3. Check the "Objects Move with Page" box at the top of the screen
  4. Click and drag that page away from the others

It may be too late for you, but maybe this will help someone else. :)

8/16/2011 8:11:00 PM

Because of the way the InDesign DOM works, what you see and can target in the document window is a spread (even if it's only one page). The document is a container for spreads, and a spread is a container for pages, which are containers for various objects, and so on.

The way InDesign displays a spread is as a continuous item. There's no provision in the program to pull that view apart, even though you intend four separate panels in the end.

One (somewhat kludgy) way you could get this effect, if you have the monitor space, is to open three more windows (Window > Arrange > New Window) and put a different panel in each window. Window > Arrange > Float All in Windows might work better once you have the four open.