I hope someone will be able to help, I imagine there is a simple solution but I'm struggling!
I'm producing a double page spread (I think this is the correct term) which consists of two portait A4 sheets side by side. The two sheets are intended to be viewed as one A3 with no images overlaping the 'spine'. The pdf is intended to be viewed online but also have the ability to be printed off.
The problem I'm experiencing is that when I print it, the front cover (which I'm not using and is left blank) is printed as an A4 portrait, however the next two A4 portrait pages have been shrunk to both fit on an A4 landscape page.
How do I set it up so that the pdf is set so that when someone opens it the default view is the two A4 portrait sheets side by side to make an A3 but when they print it, it automatically prints the A4 portrait pages individually without any shrinkage?
Please note this document is not a book, the printed sheets will be pinned on the wall as part of a presentation
Thanks in advance for your help
I'm not quite sure how you've set this up. If it's a standard facing pages document in A4 size portrait pages, you should see a single first page, then two-page spreads, then a singl last page for a file with an even number of pages. When you export, do NOT check the spreads box and you'll get individual A4 pages for printing. In Acrobat Pro you can set the initial view to two-up with cover page and it should look essentiall the same as it does in ID, but the reader will still be able to change the view to suit themselves. When they print they should get all single A4 portrait pages.
Changing a facing pages document to non-facing will more than likely do a great deal of damage to most files as it will use only the right page half of the master spread. Exporting a facing pages fiel to PDF will give you single pages inthe PDF unless you check the spreads box.