File/Document Setup untick Facing Pages.
If the doc is set up with spreads then turning spreads off may change the structure of a document. Or, at least, it did back in CS4 when I turned spreads off to look at a document in single-page layout because I was working on a laptop. When I turned spreads back on, lots of features (like anchored objects or text wraps set up to align to spine or "outside edge" for example) were broken.
I never researched any further - I simply got in the habit of exporting PDFs and viewing those in single-page mode, instead of trying to affect layout in InDesign. Maybe this isn't broken anymore, or perhaps there's a non-destructive method of getting a single-page view. Or, more importantly, maybe the document you're looking at doesn't have any of these spread-dependent features. Or maybe you dont need it to keep the spreads features. Anyway, be aware that you might lose something if you untick that box.
Thanks for the warning Joel.
Yeah, unchecking facing pages is a REALLY bad idea.
There's a script to automate breaking spreads apart at http://www.printisrael.com/indesign/scripts/freeware/SeparatePages.jsx and see InDesignSecrets » Blog Archive » Breaking Pages Apart to Bleed Off a Spine to see what it does. Your pages will still be oriented to left and right of the spine, though, which makes scrolling a pain. Double-clicking an individual page in the Pages panel will zoom it to fit the window.
Thank you very much for the information. When I exported into PDF, it did go to the single page view and that's all I wanted.
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