I am brand new in indesign and facing the above issue. All of these where quark documents that have been turned into indesign single pages documents.
I tried changing the document setup to facing pages but did not work.
I tried moving the pages and place them next to each other so as to produce spreads but did not work either.
Making a search I can only find how to change facing pages to single ones, but not the opposite.
Could someone point me to the right direction?
Thanx in advance
(3poulakia), Oct 27, 2008 8:37 AM
Thanx for the quick reply Bob
What I get out of the 20 single pages is 20 right side single pages.
I am on an iMac using CS3.
I do not think I can post the file since it is a 16 Mb document.
Furthermore, this file is only one part of 10 documents consisting the whole book.
After solving my problem with the pages I will have to merge them all together to a single file since this is what the printer asked for.
I was given the documents but I think a converter was used.
Now. I fiddled a bit more and this is what I did and got
1. I checked allow pages to shuffle
2. File--> Document setup--> facing pages
3. done?????? NO
4. Now I have 1 master page with left and right margins and a document with spreads with inside outside margins
5. I make two new pages in the end of the document
6. I "save as master" these new pages/spread. I do not need them any more, so I delete them
7. I change my margins accordingly on the master spread
8. I apply to all pages
9. DONE (I think)
Could people with good knowledge of indesign give us an opinion of the steps. I may have missed something that will probably cause problems in the workflow
I also had a couple of unanswered questions here http://www.adobeforums.com/webx/.59b6d27e/2. Answers would be highly appreciated
Yes, your extra steps are necessary to get the document to use a facing pages master. In fact, quite a neat way of achieving that end. You could, of course, just make a new master spread and then apply that, but you'd have to manually edit the masters to get them the way you want them. On the other hand, assuming you want to have asymmetry on your left and right pages, you will now need to edit the master you created anyway -- be sure to switch on Layer Adjustment before doing that.
And, if you're in a situation where you have a lot of master pages, then you have more work to do.
Converting a document to facing pages does not, in and of itself, convert existing single-page masters to facing page masters.
i you will now need to edit the master you created anyway
That is what I did on step 7. So I assume I must switch Layer Adjustment on JUST BEFORE (or anytime before) step 7.
Two more things (if you guys have the time).
I am also given (for a second book by the same person) a Microsoft Word-Windows document of 200+ text pages with about 300+ footnotes spread through out. And she does make a lot of changes all over the place every couple of days. The best part is that she keeps forgetting to mark some of the changes she makes. Quite frustrating. The document has NO images in it.
Q1: Would it be a good idea to have Master Text Frame enabled from the beginning and actually keep placing her new documents on the first page populating with Autoflow?
Q2: She sometimes tends to make changes to only the text of the already existing footnotes. Is there a way to just select ALL of the footnotes of the indesign doc and replace them? With inCopy maybe????
Could you please walk me through the steps? It would be a real life saver.