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Merge two facing pages with Indesign


Question

I have such a document:

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1) How to merge each spread (two facing pages) into one big page?
For example, how to convert pages 2-3 (each of them A4) into a single A3 landscape page, without having to move all the content manually?

2) When working with Facing pages (File > Document setup), is it possible to remove the fact of having the first page alone? i.e. I'd like first spread to be 1-2, then 3-4, 5-6. This, instead of 1 (alone), 2-3, 4-5, 6-7, etc.

2016/02/16
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2/16/2016 11:17:00 PM

Accepted Answer

This is finally not needed, because this feature solves everything: File > Export > Choose "Spreads".

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Example, let's say we have an art book with some photo spread on two pages:

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With this "Spreads" feature, we have a big landscape A3 page instead of two A4 portrait pages, in the final PDF:

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2017/07/19
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7/19/2017 4:57:00 PM

1) There is no automatic feature, that I'm aware of, to "merge" pages. You have to do it manually. It's often easy to set up a neww document with pages at the spread size, then just copy from two pages in one document, to one page in the new document. Paste in place --- Command/Ctrl-Option/Alt-Shift-V --- is sometimes helpful with this.

2) Turn off facing pages. You have single pages, then you can shuffle them however you want and create your own spreads. You may need to check the Allow Document Pages to Shuffle Option in the the Pages Panel.
(or uncheck it.. it never seems to reflect the check mark consistently here... sometimes it's checked and I can shuffle.. sometimes it's checked and I can't. Whatever state it's in... you may need to just toggle that option)

2016/02/26