Perhaps you could try explaining more visually what the problem is as I'm a little confused?
Sure thing! So here's the start point. I want to resize that middle page which is currently 40mm wide.
This is what happens when I resize to 80mm. The enlarged page appears to go behind the page to its right. The total spread width doesn't change.
And this is what I want to happen. (I achieved this by moving the 3rd page out of the spread and then readded it to the spread, but this is clunky)
Have you tried using two(or three) types of master pages in a liquid page layout and then have the master pages control things? I think this would solve the problem 90% of time...
But you may still need to use the page tool if they try and overlay each other and also change the spine widths by editing the Master page spine width (in this example master page B).
I'm still trying to figure out any other solutions.. but it would look like this:
P.s. I had the allow document pages to shuffle and selected spread to shuffle turned off
Thanks so much for your help. I think I've now found the solution though:
I switched the document to Facing Pages and it now adjusts properly!
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Check facing pages feature is ON
I get that this is the answer (and I already had it enabled in my example) but aside from organising pages into spreads I don't understand how this automatically adjusts the distance between pages?
Forgive me for sounding foolish.
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Eternal Warrior wrote:
… but aside from organising pages into spreads I don't understand how this automatically adjusts the distance between pages?
In facing pages documents when using the Page Tool the x-direction is always grayed out, it is not available:
InDesign's pages cannot be moved in x-direction. Thus all pages have to be ordered around the spine or follow exactly as next neighbor to the next or previous page horizontally.
In non-facing documents there is no spine.
As you can see from the Page Tool you can move pages in x- and y-direction around throughout the spread's pasteboard.
Also overlapping of pages is possible. Rotating pages and sheering pages as well.
That's how the developers of InDesign CS5 implemented the feature of different page sizes with InDesign.
It has not changed until now.
My only comment to this would be that I cannot seem to be able to control the width of all pages or a specific page whilst on normal view with the Page Tool but I can adjust the width with the tools in the Menu bar...
Hm. You can always adjust the width of the pages. But depending on facing pages you cannot control the x-position of a page on the spread's pasteboard. The x-position of a page with facing pages documents is always "automatic".