Is there a way to create multiple spreads in a master sheet? I know you can create many pages, but if I have a master sheet that has 4 pages all the pages are connected and I have to worry about the printer's ability to cut precisely for full bleeds. Instead I would prefer to identify which pages should be part of a spread.
You need two masters (maybe more?). Why do you want to creat four pages tha are not acutally part of a single spread in one master? What are you gaining? If you are looking for a way to add a fold-out, make a copy of the first master, or base the new master on it, and add the extra pages.
We have purchased a third party plugin which creates a document with variable data. In one of the indesign files there are sections which are 6 to 8 pages -- and I can see this growing. Instead of specifying 3-4 master sheets (2-page spreads) it would be more convenient to specify 1 in the data file which would then insert all the pages.
It seems like I can add any number of pages in a master sheet, but issues arrise if the spreads have full bleeds -- bleeds over lap each other which isn't good for printing.
I think you may misunderstand the concept of a master page. It's a template on which document pages are based. You can have hundreds of pages based on a single master.
and the maximum number of pages ID allows per spread is 10.
I understand that a master page is a template, and in normal circumstance this wouldn't be an issue. In my current situation the third-party-plugin we are using uses an indesign file with a single page. The plugin then iterates through the rows of the data file (csv) and inserts a master page specified by a field in each row of the csv, thus creating the final document. In order to include some section of the dynamically created document I must specify multiple master pages in the correct sequence. I would just prefer to include those pages in a single master page.
But, from what I am hearing it is not possible to have multiple spreads defined in a single master page, is this correct?