New to InDesign CS 5.5 and working on Windows. I am editing text in created-by-someone-else InDesign files. I created a book from the files which are designed/displayed as a 2-page spread. When I export to PDF the spread "publlishes" as such--and I want a single page display--that is a PDF which displays and prints a single page view. I searched this forum, but did not find anything that seemed to apply exactly--or maybe don't know enough about the settings and dialogs to follow what to do. Would appreciate any help. Thanks.
I bet you are exporting to PDF (Interactive) instead of PDF (Print). The two-flavor export to PDF was introduced in CS5 and the selection comes up to interactive by default until you pick something else.
There is no control included in the PDF (Interactive) dialog for turning off spreads, but it can be toggled by script. If your PDF does not need to contain working buttons or things like embedded video, you probably should switch to PDF (Print), but if you need interactivity, search this forum and you'll find the script to toggle spreads for interactive.
Thank you all 3. I did finally find a way to get to the correct dialog box (I had seen it in researching the problem), and the Spread option was already unchecked. (I ran into a number of other issues just getting that box to open for the whole book as opposed to just one file within the book, which makes me believe I am lacking some other information....) That said, it is working now and since InDesign saves your settings, I can hope that it will work for the other 3 "books" I am working on. Lots to learn. Thank you all.
And I am looking forward to InDesign 6--I don't suppose they also improved the indexing module (she said hopefully!)?